Finding and Keeping Drivers With The One-Two Punch: Pay & Respect
Pay and benefits are changing as fleets work to recruit and retain drivers, but treating drivers right is still a top priority.
Recruiting and retention. It’s akin to bailing water out of a boat that has a hole in it. You really have to plug the hole first, otherwise you’re constantly fighting to stay afloat. In the trucking industry, that hole is driver retention.
Upgrading Your Legacy IT System
Your old workhorse servers might still be getting the job done, but they could be holding your business back.
A number of trucking companies – and thousands of other types of businesses for that matter – run their businesses on what would be considered a “legacy” IT system. Those old workhorse servers might still be getting the job done, but they could be holding your business back.
Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring
Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.
Status Quo for DOT Medical Exams is Changing
The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule was published in April 2012 and effective in May 2012. A compliance date of May 21 of this year is quickly approaching. In its plainest form, it is a database of medical examiners who are certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to perform examinations of commercial vehicle drivers.