Truck Driver Retention

Truck Driver Retention Strategies

The Top 5 Truck Driver Retention Best Practices for 2018

According to industry data, truck driver retention is the most pivotal key to logistic company success in 2018. While technology focused on collecting data on truck drivers has been all the rage, drivers themselves are revolting against Big Brother-esque technology (think dash cams and ELDs) that provide scarce - if any - value to the drivers themselves. In 2018, logistics companies looking to gain an edge must zig where everyone else is zagging by placing a profound emphasis on truck driver…


WorkHound, Marten Transport take on driver retention through expanded partnership

Chattanooga, Tenn. (May 31, 2018) -- WorkHound and Marten Transport, Ltd. (Nasdaq/GS:MRTN) are announcing a partnership expansion from a limited rollout of 500 drivers to more than 1300, Marten Transport’s complete over-the-road (OTR) fleet, on WorkHound’s software platform developed to help carriers improve driver retention. WorkHound raises the voice for frontline workers through an anonymous feedback loop provided by a mobile communication service. Through this effort, Marten Transport…


Driver Retention Starts with Driver Feedback - HireRight Webinar

We all know the truck driver shortage is real, but is good pay and home time enough to satisfy driver retention for the long-term? Or should a different approach be considered? Max Farrell, WorkHound CEO and Co-Founder, presented a HireRight webinar on why it’s essential to tune in to drivers’ needs.  WorkHound started with the mission of helping people love the work they do. And they do that by raising the voice of frontline workers through listening to anonymous feedback, acting on issues…


What Driver Turnover and Equipment Fatigue Have in Common

With an estimated 2 million trucks on the road, it’s impossible to think that at least one of them is having a problem at any given time. Trucks are enormous, expensive machines, and it’s not uncommon to see some costing north of $100,000. While they’re designed to stay on the road for decades and clock miles that would make passenger cars blush, they still go into the shop. On top of that, they often go months without seeing the inside of a repair bay. And when they do, it’s costly. Aside from…


Is “Cost Per Hire” a Vanity Metric?

For being such a people-focused field, human resources—especially in trucking—has a problem of putting a lot of faith in the opposite of people: quantifiable facts and statistics. While it’s important to be able to put a fine point on figures, holding some of these figures in incredibly high regard miss the point. And they don’t tell the whole story of what companies like yours are capable of. Case in point: “cost per hire,” the measure of the effort exerted, defined in financial terms, to…


Why Driver Exit Interviews Miss the Mark

After your driver turns in their two-week notice, hangs up their uniform, and counts down the minutes to the end of their last day on the job, there’s one last task left for them to do. The exit interview. It’s the always-uncomfortable conversation your drivers have with your human resources or driver retention team—or an outside party. As awkward as it is for drivers, it can be even stranger for the interviewer, writes Jacquelyn Smith in a recent Forbes article. For HR professionals, driver…


3 Irrefutable Reasons Anonymous Feedback Benefits Your Company

There’s no manager on earth who would say that they don’t value your feedback. In fact, it’s precisely the reason that many companies boast about their open-door policy. No matter the industry, hearing about what’s going on from the people on the front lines helps companies grow. Doubly so when it’s unadulterated, unencumbered feedback. Anonymous feedback, defined as any information used by a company as a basis for improvement without knowledge of who provided the information, is an enormous…


The ROI of Keeping Your Drivers Engaged

“Employee engagement” is one of those terms you hear on a frequent basis. But what does it really mean? And why does it matter to companies like yours? It’s easier to think about it in a different context. When you were a kid, you had favorite subjects in school. Math class was a total chore, English was so-so, but history was incredible. The teacher was cool, and he made the subject come alive. So, which class—math, English or history—do you remember the most from? History, of course. When…


Is Your Open Door Policy Really Enough to Retain Drivers?

In a perfect world, an open-door policy is just the thing to keep employees on your team for years. You’re sitting at your desk—with the door wide open, naturally—and employees come in to chat and vent their problems, from the smallest issues to the largest dilemmas. You hash out your problems, and your employee leaves the office feeling like a hundred bucks. They can’t wait to come back to work the next day. Of course, that’s never how it really works. It’s not a perfect world. Just because…


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…