Tag: Recruiting

Recruiter of the Year Says Understand Drivers for Retention

Recruiter of the Year Says Understand Drivers for Retention Michael Zelek-Recruiter of the Year

Michael Zelek of Wellington Motor Freight won Recruiter of the Year at the recent National Recruiting and Retention Symposium and was asked what he does to keep a 90% retention rate for his fleet. His reply, “Understand your drivers on a personal level to keep them happy.” Easier said than done. Any trucking operation is […]

Career Advancement the Key to Attracting New Truck Drivers

Career Advancement the Key to Attracting New Truck Drivers Computer testing

Recruiting and retention have been hot topics in the transportation industry for the last decade. We call it the driver shortage and there have been many arguments that say there is no driver shortage and other arguments that predict national disaster in the near future. There of course is the crowd that states autonomous vehicles […]

Preparing for a Carrier Road Evaluation

Preparing for a Carrier Road Evaluation Person-filling-out-application

“People just aren’t prepared! I get drivers who show up and think we will give them a safety vest, hammer, gloves, and other equipment which they should have with them. New candidates seem to think that we will supply that for them, but those are the basics of being prepared for a road test. You […]

Are You Being Too Social?

Are You Being Too Social? person-on-technology

Are companies watching what you say on social media? Recently a question was asked on a social media platform from a driver trying to get hired on by carriers and was wondering if he would be monitored on social media. Apparently he didn’t watch what he said much of the time and was active on […]

The Humboldt Tragedy Shows Us Why You Want to Work for a Good Carrier

The Humboldt Tragedy Shows Us Why You Want to Work for a Good Carrier depressed-person

The Humboldt Tragedy Shows Us Why You Want to Work for a Good Carrier Many new people coming into the industry are often looking for a fast way to make money quickly. That is understandable as many have been out of work, paying for training, or have other commitments and will often take the first […]

Have you nominated your instructor for the Instructor of The Year Award

Have you nominated your instructor for the Instructor of The Year Award TTSAO December 11th Meeting

There is a new award  being presented at the annual TTSAO Conference happening on February 27th-28th, 2019. The TTSAO-PayBright Instructor of the Year Award is being launched to help recognize professional instructors in the transportation industry. Cut off dates for the nominations are February 14th, 2019. Nominate your instructor and check out the criteria through […]

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