Truck Driver Retention

Helping Employees Avoid Burnout in the High-Stress Warehouse Setting

Americans are more stressed than ever before, and they’re experiencing work-related burnout in higher numbers as well. That’s largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the amplified worries that people have experienced over their work, their families, and their health and well-being. While burnout occurs in workplaces across nearly all industries, affecting people at every level of business, it’s especially prevalent in settings like warehouses. The warehouse environment offers…


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The Great Resignation: How to Beat the Odds & Boost Retention

The workplace is facing a dynamic of worker movement never seen before. Workers are leaving jobs for new jobs and even new careers. Is this dynamic presenting a new problem for the trucking industry, or is it simply the same old issue? “The trucking industry expects that drivers who come in the door might also walk out the door,” says Max Farrell, CEO & Co-Founder at WorkHound. “That’s because industry-wide, trucking companies experience around 95% turnover for drivers.” That number may…


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How a Feedback Program Can Help Companies Navigate Change

The saying is that “the only thing constant is change.” That’s entirely true, and change of any variety can be one of the most challenging aspects of operating a business.  Whether a company is facing change internally, like a leadership change, or changes beyond its control, like pandemic- or disaster-related issues or protocols, two-way communication is essential. Companies need to be able to communicate with employees, and they also need to be able to hear concerns and needs from employees.…


When Negative Feedback Turns Into a Positive

When a business is planning or preparing to implement a feedback program of some sort, there’s often an assumption that a good bit of that feedback will be negative. Companies anticipate the bad — steeling themselves against what they will hear. But the reality is: Even when the feedback is negative, it isn’t really a negative.  What do we mean by that? Well, no matter what type of comments you’re receiving from your drivers, the fact that you’re receiving them is positive. And you even have a…


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Heroes of the Hound: P&S Transportation

WorkHound Customer Q&A At WorkHound, we believe that the key to improving retention is asking for the feedback of those on the front lines — your professional drivers. Over the years, we have seen dramatic changes in company cultures as trucking carriers offer their employees a chance to speak up and take meaningful action related to their feedback. Nowhere is that more evident than at PS Logistics. The company — which is based in Birmingham, Alabama, but has 26 locations nationwide —…


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Sharing the Love With Your Team of Drivers

When you think about Valentine’s Day, love and spending time with those you love probably comes to mind. But what about sharing the love with your company’s professional drivers?  It’s not the same kind of love, and we get that, but showing your drivers that they’re appreciated is a significant part of any effective retention strategy. While a strong pay structure and competitive benefits can help entice drivers to your carrier in the first place, in the long run, drivers are looking to feel…


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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…