Truck Driver Retention

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…


Press Release: WorkHound Releases Case Study Highlighting 16% Reduction in Driver Turnover

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- WorkHound, a software platform developed to help carriers reduce driver turnover, announced Wednesday its case study with Southern Refrigerated Transport (SRT). The study found that using WorkHound over the last six months reduced driver turnover by 16% and resulted in $580,000 in savings. Since its founding in 1986, SRT has grown to over 900 drivers. Terri Lafayette, Recruiting Director at SRT, sees the company’s family atmosphere as influential to its success. “If it…


5 Ways to Make Sure New Driver Hires Stick Around

Truck driver retention is priority number one for many carriers, as the trucking industry has an average yearly turnover rate of 97% . This percentage includes all drivers, but new drivers (with a company for less than 90 days) are more inclined to change companies with staggering turnover rates around 300% for some carriers.  Getting new truck driver hires right and continuing to make them welcomed with the company is essential.  Use these 5 tips to make sure your new drivers know they made…