Month: August 2017

The "7 Strike Rule" To Improve Driver Retention

Driver turnover, even with some recent improvements, is well over 90% nationwide. And unfortunately, the problem is expected to grow next year. For trucking companies this means the bearing the expense of recruiting new drivers, and potentially even losing money on empty trucks sitting against the fence. If you work in driver recruiting or retention, you could be forgiven for feeling that drivers can be a bit fickle when it comes to switching jobs. It’s tough to watch drivers you worked so…


Debating Reactive vs. Proactive Driver Retention Strategies

If you worry about recruiting and retaining new drivers for a living, you don’t need to be told that driver turnover is a nightmare for fleets. Most fleets are in a constant struggle to recruit and onboard drivers faster than they turn over. A Vicious Cycle This can create a vicious cycle for fleets in which the need to recruit drivers faster takes the focus away from retention, which only creates more turnover and a more urgent need to recruit more drivers. Fleets around the country are…