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Seeking And Keeping Millennial Truck Drivers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials will make up 75 percent of the nation’s labor pool by 2030. If you’re feeling the driver shortage pinch, we suggest you read on. Attracting and retaining great drivers that are also a good culture fit is a challenge faced by fleets across the nation. While technology is a great way to attract millennials, it’s also important for fleet owners and managers to understand more of what’s important to this generation of workers. Adapting, changing and catering to the needs of a multigenerational workforce is just good business sense.

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Topics: Driver Recruitment, Driver Retention, Multigenerational Workforce

The Trucking Industry’s Growing Multi-Generational Workforce

Image Courtesy of IndustryWeek

Fleet owners are quickly recognizing something interesting in their organizations: They have an employee base that spans four generations.

  • Baby Boomers - born between 1944 and 1964 and are currently between the ages of 54-74.
  • Generation X - born between 1965 and 1979 and are currently between the ages of 39-53.
  • Millennials - born between 1980 and 1994 and are currently between the ages of 24-38.
  • Generation Z - born 1995 and after and are currently 23 years old.
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Topics: Driver Retention

Attracting And Retaining The Best Truck Maintenance Technicians

The people shortage in the trucking industry doesn’t show up simply as a lack of truck drivers. All across the country, we’re experiencing a shortage of skilled labor and a definite lack of programs designed to attract job seekers to our industry as both drivers and technicians.

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Topics: Driver Recruitment Best Practices, Driver Retention, Truck Maintenance

Why Respect Isn’t Lost On Truckers

*image courtesy of REAL Women In Trucking

Regardless of industry, every business owner has very likely dealt with employee recruitment and retention challenges. And, when it comes to trucking, there’s certainly no shortage of those issues. Research by Trucker News and Overdrive asked truckers why they think fleets have a difficult time finding and keeping good drivers.

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Topics: Driver Retention

Driver Recruitment And Retention: 2017 Transportation Spotlight Report

HireRight’s recent 2017 Transportation Spotlight Report reveals key trends and concerns in the trucking industry -- with the demand for truckers being the most critical issue. Not surprising. Some of the most significant highlights and survey findings in this year’s report include the steps fleet owners and carriers are taking to address the driver shortage as well as the innovative, technology-based recruitment and retention strategies being implemented. 

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Topics: Driver Recruitment, Driver Retention

Truck Driver Retention: Keeping Your Drivers Happy And Engaged

Driving trucks is so much more than just a job or a career. It's a lifestyle -- and, it’s not always an easy one. The average truck driver often works into the wee hours of the night, spending the majority of their days in cramped quarters. Not to mention the fact that they also brave aggressive drivers in high traffic areas while safely maneuvering massive rigs in and out of metropolitan districts. And, yet people still wonder why truck driver turnover is so high.

Carriers facing the ever-growing problem of driver shortage are now turning to smart -- and simple -- recruiting and retention strategies that not only encourage talented drivers to sign up, but to also STAY. Carriers are starting to recognize that one of their ongoing priorities is to make the workplace environment (both on and off the road) so exceptional that their drivers stick around for the long haul.

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Topics: Driver Retention

High Quality Cabs Could Positively Impact Driver Retention And Satisfaction

Would you enjoy going to work if you knew you had to sit at a desk where the drawers don’t open, where the chair is precariously sagging to one side on a broken wheel, or where the computer you’re using is still running on a DOS system? We thought so. And, you can bet that your drivers don’t fancy the truck cab equivalent of that picture either. If you want to attract and retain great drivers, you’ll have to step up your game.

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Topics: Driver Engagement, Driver Retention