Month: January 2017

What Trucking Recruiters Need to Know About Retention

The role of trucking recruiters seems pretty simple: bring people on board. But, as the fight for talent in trucking becomes more difficult—as finding and developing talent has never been more difficult in the industry—recruiters often land in a difficult spot. No matter how many new drivers they help bring in, just as many, if not more, head out the door. That’s why recruiters should consider shifting focus to the other side of the coin: trucking retention. Keeping drivers in place, alongside…


Engaging Your Drivers Matters. Here’s 15 Incredible Reasons Why.

Your drivers are out on the road right now. And while they might be on your team today, they may not be tomorrow. As they crisscross the U.S., they pass billboards and signs advertising other companies, each with enticing offers to come work for them. And they might be tempted. That is, of course, unless they’re engaged at work. Increasing engagement should be a strategic priority for any business. Need more proof? Check out these 15 reasons why engaging your drivers matters to your company—and…


5 Quick Ways Dispatchers Can Boost Driver Morale

It’s just a fact of life in the world of trucking: being on the road implies a lot of isolation. Whether long haul or local, your drivers are out nearly every day, and one of their only forms of contact with the world comes from their dispatcher. That relationship between the driver and the dispatcher is one of the most overlooked areas for improvement in the industry. That partnership can be a fluid, dynamic and appreciative one, or it can be riddled with ambiguity and coldness, leaving…