Recruiting

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December 8, 2017

Driver Turnover up at Large Truckload Fleets

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

November 27, 2017

J&R Schugel Offers $15K Signing Bonus for Experienced Drivers

Minnesota-based J&R Schugel has announced a $15,000 sign-on bonus for experienced over- the-road drivers who join the carrier before the end of the year.

November 20, 2017

Commentary: 3 Ways to Improve Technician Recruiting

Fleets have been struggling with the technician shortage for years, and it doesn’t look like there will be a silver bullet to solve the problem anytime soon. However, there are some things you can do to improve your odds of getting the technicians you need.

November 16, 2017

Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her November editorial.

November 1, 2017

Maverick Raises Pay for Flatbed, Glass Division Drivers

Maverick Transportation has announced a 5-cent per mile pay increase for drivers in its Flatbed and Glass over-the-road divisions. The pay increase is applicable to all drivers in both divisions, including student drivers.

October 31, 2017

TechForce Creates Campaign to Increase Qualified Tech Pool

TechForce Foundation has launched the FutureTech Success campaign to provide an ongoing stream of qualified technicians to the North American vehicle repair business.

October 24, 2017

ATA's Workforce Development Subcommittee to Tackle Worker Shortages

American Trucking Associations announced the creation of its Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the issue of recruiting, training, and retaining personnel to work in the trucking industry.

October 20, 2017

Pay Hikes Abound as Fleets Try to Retain Drivers

Several fleets have announced pay and benefit increases for drivers as the industry keeps trying to address the driver shortage.

October 18, 2017

Driver iQ Offers Training Records for New Drivers

Background screening provider Driver iQ has announced that it is offering access to Truck Driving School Records, allowing carriers to access driving school records as part of the pre-employment process.

September 15, 2017

Commentary: Can Autonomous Trucks Help You Attract Fresh Talent?

We tend to shake our heads and roll our eyes at the breathless coverage in the mainstream and tech media about “driverless trucks”. But there’s one good thing about all this coverage: It’s helping to make trucking look “cool”, says Editor In Chief Deborah Lockridge in her September editorial.

September 13, 2017

Can a Fleet of Many Colors Help Recruit and Retain Drivers?

In the quest to attract and retain drivers, these three trucking companies have found that a fleet of colorful tractors is one stepping stone on the path to success. Learn why in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.

August 23, 2017

CRST Expedited Boosts New Driver Pay 15%

CRST Expedited has announced a 15% pay increase for new contract student drivers, who have received commercial driver’s license training through the company’s sponsored training program.

August 2, 2017

Maverick Offers Bonus For Experienced Drivers

Maverick Transportation is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus to entice experienced drivers to the company.

May 24, 2017

XPO Logistics Offers Free Tuition and Income via Driving Schools

XPO Logistics is offering prospective truck drivers free tuition, part-time work and an opportunity for a full-time job with the company through its network of commercial driving schools.

May 3, 2017

Swift Campaigning Digitally for Driving Force

Swift Transportation has announced a new strategic marketing campaign called Swift’s Driving Force that's aimed at reaching new drivers by highlighting the company’s culture, size, and emphasis on people.

April 6, 2017

Survey: Driver Recruiting Getting More Tech-Savvy

A new benchmark survey finds that the importance of developing innovative recruitment and retention strategies is becoming paramount and more technology-based.

March 21, 2017

TruckRight Driver-Recruiting Tool Integrates with TMW Suite

TMW Systems has integrated its TMW.Suite transportation management solution with the TruckRight driver recruiting and retention system.

February 8, 2017

U.S. Xpress Expands Military Recruitment Initiative

The Veterans Administration has granted accreditation to U.S. Xpress as part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program that allows eligible veterans to receive educational benefits from the VA while training as a driver or technician for the company.

February 7, 2017

TCA Launches Accreditation Program to Foster Professional Development

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched an accreditation initiative for truckload carriers to foster professional development to help carriers attract new people and create career paths as a retention tool.

December 22, 2016

How to Rehire Former Drivers to Improve Retention

Relationships are more important than ever. Rehiring former drivers is a benefit for companies because good drivers who depart are more likely to return if the circumstances are favorable.

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