Month: August 2015

Using Exit Interviews to Retain Truck Drivers

There is a misconception that exit interviews will not be useful because outgoing employees are usually disgruntled and will just say bad things about the company they are leaving. This, however, is not always the case, especially with truck drivers. For companies that do exit interviews, drivers will often divert from the actual reasons they leave to not "burn the bridge" with the carrier.  Drivers leave for a number of reasons: concerns of family, pay, equipment, personnel, lack of respect,…


Why Truck Driver Wellness Affects Retention

It's no secret the trucking industry is known as one of the most unhealthy industries to work in. In 2014, a national survey announced that 39% of truck drivers were obese and an even higher percent were overweight. HealthyTrucker highlights that becoming a truck driver can be a huge lifestyle change and sometimes personal wellness gets put on the back burner during this change. It’s hard to stay healthy on the road, especially with fast food restaurants at every truck stop and no kitchen to…


The #1 Benefit Truck Drivers Look for With a Carrier

When truck drivers are in search of a new company to drive for, pay and home time have become well known benefits that they look for. But did you know there is one more benefit that is just as essential when it comes to recruiting and retaining truck drivers? It’s simple, it's free, and it makes a huge difference. It’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T. During conversations with truck drivers we’ve heard over and over again that they feel a lack of respect out on the road from the public, from dispatchers, and…


Stay Interviews: Expose Problems Before Losing Drivers

Exit interviews are great for learning about why drivers are leaving and using that information to make changes within the company. But what about finding out similar information from drivers before they decide to leave? The Society of Human Resource Managers shares a technique, “Stay Interviews,” that are beneficial for retaining high demand employees in industries such as technology. We thought this technique should be applied to the trucking industry in order to retain more truck drivers.…