Truck Driver Retention

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The Best Truck Driver Recruiting Agency

Trucking is a vital part of the American economy, and experienced drivers play a crucial role in making sure the nation’s freight gets from point A to point B. The trucking industry is seeing increased demand in 2021 but a nationwide driver shortage continues to plague the industry. Experts say the shortage could last for the next two to four years, which means hiring and retaining qualified drivers now is more important than ever. If you are wondering how you can attract more quality truck…


How the Driver Shortage

How the Driver Shortage Affects Consumers & How Companies Can Limit the Impact

If you’ve turned on the news recently or picked up a newspaper, you’ve probably heard about the shortage of truck drivers. Why is it big news these days? Well, most specifically, you probably heard about the truck driver shortage in conjunction with the recent ransomware attack on and shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. Most of us only had a peripheral knowledge of this pipeline prior to the shutdown, but it’s responsible for carrying 100 million gallons of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel per day…


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Make Driver Retention Pay for Itself

Wondering if you should invest in a driver retention program? In this post, we’ll take a deep-dive into driver retention programs and how to get value for your money.  In a recent blog post, we established that developing strong communication and feedback channels is the major key to improving driver retention. But did you know that investing in a retention program that will establish feedback channels for you can save you up to $8000 per driver? Ultimately that results in letting retention pay…


Make your Driver's day

How to Make your Driver's Day: Things We Know Drivers Love

When leaders at many businesses think about feedback from their employees, their minds naturally leap to the negative. But the reality is, when you open a continuous feedback loop and empower your employees to share their thoughts and needs, you’re also going to hear a lot of positive feedback about how to make your driver's day. Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of pieces of feedback, and we regularly analyze what drivers are saying from a “big picture” perspective, allowing us to get a…


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Why You Should Know Your Truck Driver Turnover Rate

Managing a situation starts with defining it. High truck driver turnover rate and a low retention rate have been consistent problems for trucking companies in North America for years. Large truckload carriers had a driver turnover rate of 92% in Q3 of 2020 according to American Trucking Associations data. It was 74% for drivers with smaller carriers. In 2018, when the big carrier turnover rate was as high as 94%, the average cost of losing and hiring a driver was $11,500 per position.  Some…


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Where Things Stand With Truck Drivers & the COVID-19 Vaccine

About two months ago, we wrote a blog that talked about how the COVID-19 pandemic drove change within the trucking industry and how it impacted feedback. Tucked in the bottom of that blog, we mentioned that one topic of feedback that had begun to emerge was how/when/where things stand with truck drivers & the COVID-19 vaccine. Needless to say, two months later, that’s still a hot topic. As more Americans gain access to the vaccine, drivers and companies alike wonder how to handle…


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5 Ways to Address the Driver Shortage in the Trucking Industry 

High driver turnover, low wages, unfair fines, and unpaid work are just a few of the causes of the current driver shortage in the trucking industry. But what can be done to fix this? Here are 5 actionable steps you can take to address the trucking industry’s driver shortage: 1. Improve Driver Pay This may be the most straightforward of all the points on this list. The lack of young drivers entering the industry is very likely attributed to low or simply confusing pay. A few things you could do…


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Retention is the New Driver Recruiting

When it comes to driver recruiting, the main problem is that many trucking companies are filling a leaky bucket. Instead of asking themselves WHY they have a high turnover rate, they are dumping a bunch of money into marketing for new drivers. With an abundance of freight and an unstoppable supply chain, it’s easy to focus all the energy on finding new drivers, but without dedicating resources to retention, it’s impossible to grow. As drivers are the backbone of your company, struggling to fill…


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Heroes of the Hound: Milan Supply Chain Solutions

WorkHound Customer Q&A: Milan There’s a famous quote from Admiral Grace Hopper that says, “The most dangerous phrase in the language is, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’” That’s an absolute truth — and one that helps guide the way that Milan Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., operates on a daily basis. You could call it their secret to success. In an industry that is ever-changing, Milan takes intentional, continual steps to evolve. That’s helped keep the company going since its founding in 1969…


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Is There a Truck Driver Shortage?

If you are in the trucking industry, you’ve probably heard about the driver shortage. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 65,000 fewer truckers were available for hire in 2020 than in 2019. The number of truck drivers only increased three percent the year before. Of course, some folks will argue that all stats from 2020 are skewed due to the pandemic. It is too soon to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the economy and the job market. With people out of work due to…