Month: July 2015

4 Reasons Driver Turnover Rates Have Decreased

The first quarter of 2015 closes with a surprising announcement to the trucking industry: a major decrease in driver turnover. Companies with more than $30 million in revenue are down to 84% turnover and smaller companies are down to 83%. This a 12% decrease for both! What happened in this quarter to cause such a change? We’ve found 4 major reason why turnover has fallen: Slowdown in freight - Industry experts and economists, such as Bob Costello from the American Trucking Association, believe…


Become the Harley Davidson of Trucking to Boost Driver Retention

"The only way I can tell who I'm driving for is the name on the door." This isn't the first time we've heard this. In fact, several truck drivers we have spoke with have shared this sentiment. They have no idea what the company's culture, customs or goals are. They could care less about their fellow employees. Most importantly, they feel no connection to the company they are driving for. This is a major issue when it comes to driver retention. Think about the motorcycle industry, who is the…


5 Ways to Make Sure New Driver Hires Stick Around

Truck driver retention is priority number one for many carriers, as the trucking industry has an average yearly turnover rate of 97% . This percentage includes all drivers, but new drivers (with a company for less than 90 days) are more inclined to change companies with staggering turnover rates around 300% for some carriers.  Getting new truck driver hires right and continuing to make them welcomed with the company is essential.  Use these 5 tips to make sure your new drivers know they made…


Earning Trust: 7 Tips to Retain Your Truck Drivers

Retaining your truck drivers is more than just an act: it's an art and a science. We asked 150+ truck drivers from different carriers about why they are happy or unhappy with their companies. The results were eye opening. We heard a lot of complaints about companies not following through - whether it be about rewards packages or getting home at a certain time. Some issues such as type of load, may not be important to the office staff, but can be really frustrating for drivers. It’s important to…