Truck Driver Retention

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How Feedback Can Solve Challenges in Trucking

Wouldn’t it be nice if work (and, let’s be honest, life in general) were seamless and simple at all times? Trust us, we know that the trucking industry, in particular, is rife with challenges, especially in the current environment.  With that said, though, challenges within trucking and logistics overall aren’t insurmountable. They’re speed bumps rather than dead ends, so to speak. The first step in solving the problems within the industry is knowing what they are. Sounds simple enough, right?…


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The Ultimate Guide to Your 2022 Retention Resolution

As we kick off 2022, let’s talk about setting a retention resolution. There's a ton of value in setting your sights on an improved company culture this year, and honestly, if that's not in your plan, why not? In 2022, we’re challenging the industries we serve to prioritize employee retention in setting their New Years’ Resolution --- it's good for your company, your people, and the industry as a whole. So, here's a toast to you and our ultimate guide (on the house!) to getting ahead in 2022:…


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Heroes of the Hound: Melton Truck Lines

WorkHound Customer Q&A Sometimes the idea of collecting feedback comes with the concern that all of the responses will be negative. Companies may be hesitant to ask for feedback because they believe the responses will be innately negative. That's not the case for Melton Truck Lines. But with years of collecting driver feedback under our belt at WorkHound, we know that’s simply not true. While driver insights aren’t always positive, there’s a good bit of praise mixed in. That’s something…


The Best of 2021 - WorkHound Customer Case Studies

Over the years, dozens of supply chain companies have achieved success revolutionizing their company cultures and standing out above the rest for new and current employees via anonymous feedback, and we capture this measurable success in WorkHound case studies. In a time when turnover is one of the most critical issues facing the trucking industry, it’s all the more important that carriers experiment with new and innovative solutions, and we’re grateful that the companies in this blog gave it…


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Hometime for the Holidays...

It’s crazy to think about, but the holiday season is here again. While it seems like only yesterday that 2021 got underway, the calendar is quickly flipping toward 2022. And that means we're all thinking about hometime for the holidays. The holiday season is a frantic one for many people. Take the normal everyday responsibilities of life into consideration, then add a bunch of other to-dos to the list...shopping for gifts,  planning seasonal events, and even brainstorming next year’s personal…


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24 Thank You Notes from Professional Drivers

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for the 70,000+ drivers and their employers who entrust anonymous communications with WorkHound. Today we’re excited to share the “thank you" notes. While it’s the good, the bad, AND the ugly that impacts the nationwide driver shortage, skyrocketing turnover, and supply chain disruptions, today we’re sharing the top highlights of the good. As you know from our latest webinar on praise feedback, we're big fans of feel-good because it can also teach…


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If You’re Happy and You Know It...Share the Word

When you think about establishing a feedback program, your mind may naturally go to the negative. There’s often an assumption that feedback is solely about problems or issues that need to be fixed. But in reality, when you have a feedback program in place for your trucking company, you’ll get a good bit of positive feedback, too. While it may not seem like it sometimes, there are happy drivers out there! We see it all the time in the feedback our clients receive — while they hear from drivers…


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Are National Supply Chain Challenges Affecting Driver Retention?

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems like supply chain challenges are in the news. As the country continues to emerge from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s plagued by infrastructure issues and shipping problems. Professional drivers are an essential cog in the shipping process, delivering essentials to homes and businesses across the country. How are they affected by these ongoing supply chain challenges? It’s an interesting question — with a somewhat complex…


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Is Driver Loyalty a Thing of the Past?

The short answer is no. But that comes with a caveat — driver loyalty has to be earned. The trend away from loyalty is certainly not a phenomenon seen solely in the trucking industry. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting effects on the workforce brought to light widespread employee dissatisfaction. The result? A mass exodus of people leaving their jobs for greener pastures, coined as the Great Resignation in some cases and the Great Reshuffle in others. Why are employees suddenly “disloyal” and…


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When It Comes to Building Driver Trust, Stories Matter

If you’re involved in marketing efforts for your organization — or even just somewhat familiar with your company’s advertising strategy — you likely know that storytelling plays an important role. When you’re trying to catch the attention of a customer, you have to tell a good story about what makes your organization different than the competition. But did you know that storytelling also plays an essential role when you’re marketing your company to internal customers? It’s true — when you’re…