Nail the 3 R's | Recruiting, Referrals, and Retention

Early and transparent communication leads to improved driver happiness and retention – especially in the first 90 days. According to WorkHound’s 2021 Annual Driver Feedback Trends Analysis, 50% of drivers who communicated about training left their company by the end of 2021 vs. nearly 80% of drivers who communicated about benefits remained at their company by year-end. The GOOD NEWS is that developing a solid communication strategy is easier than you might think.

In this ebook based on one of our top-performing webinars of all-time, recruiting and retention experts share tangible ways your company can NAIL early and transparent new driver communication.

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Recruit from the Inside Out: Winning with Retention

In this ebook, Leah Shaver, President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute, shares how understanding the difference in your driver audience from a generational perspective can help you better communicate and connect with both new and current drivers. 

This ebook provides practical recruiting and retention strategies to help companies of all shapes and sizes optimize their recruiting processes and develop talent and improve retention from within the organization.

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Your CDL Driver Recruiting and Retention Playbook – 5 Steps to Success

Modern CDL driver recruiters are in a unique position: while there is an incredible amount of competition in the industry, there are so many tools and solutions available to help manage complex recruiting processes. Although recruiting may seem overwhelming at times, with the right strategic planning and focus, recruiters can streamline the processes both internally and for drivers.

In this ebook, we explore five easy ways to develop a successful CDL driver recruiting and retention strategy.

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Making Safety Happen: Recruiting Drivers Who Have a Safety-First Mindset

How can you hire the safest drivers while implementing a culture of safety throughout your organization from the start? This is a question all organization leaders should be asking themselves – and doing so can reap great rewards, such as significantly lower insurance premiums. 

In our newest ebook, we’ve teamed up with Jetco Delivery Founder and CEO, national keynote speaker, and two-time author Brian Fielkow to share safety tools that Executives, Leaders, Owners, and Safety Professionals can immediately customize and apply to their business.

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10 Questions to Evaluate Your Current (or Future) ATS Provider

It’s no longer just a question of IF you need an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), but whether or not you have the right one. Now more than ever is the best time to take a hard look at how you’re currently managing your process. As you evaluate a new ATS solution, ask these 10 questions to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck – and the best solution for your driver applicants – in this new era of remote recruiting and onboarding.

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Survey Report Impacts on Driver Recruitment Amidst COVID-19

Impacts on Driver Recruitment Amidst COVID-19

Our world has undergone unprecedented change over the last several weeks. To understand how transportation companies have been impacted by COVID-19, we partnered with to conduct an industry survey. Hundreds of recruitment professionals and business leaders responded, helping us distill the vast impact this world-changing pandemic has had specifically on driver recruitment. 

This report summarizes how the widespread economic impacts have affected business, what recruitment challenges peers in transportation are facing, methods companies are using to cope with remote work, and more.

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Driver Retention: Why Your Drivers Aren't Sticking Around - and What to Do About It

Ever wonder why drivers leave your company? Could your driver communication strategy be improved? When was the last time you asked your drivers for unscripted feedback? No matter how high your company’s driver turnover is, even a small improvement can dramatically (and positively) impact your bottom line. Gathering feedback directly from drivers is a foundational step for companies looking to improve their retention rate, but all too often it’s an afterthought. In collaboration with Workhound, this ebook shares tactics that will help you reverse the trend before your drivers move on. 

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The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: Your Recruiting and Compliance Action Plan

By now, most carriers have a good handle on the basic requirements of the FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse final rule. They know they’ll need to upload some violation data, obtain a pre-employment query on new drivers, and perform annual queries on all drivers, and they know that driver consent is required and that non-compliance is not an option. However, there are many components beyond the basic compliance questions that need to be addressed in the weeks and months to come. This ebook digs deeper – beyond basic compliance questions – and investigates some of the lesser noticed moving parts that may complicate a company’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program. 

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Brace Yourself: The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Brings New Challenges to Recruiting Drivers

A fundamental shift in how carriers recruit and qualify drivers will occur on January 6, 2020. Safety will improve as drug and/or alcohol violations will be easier to identify, and as drivers who are ineligible to operate commercial motor vehicles are promptly removed from their driving responsibilities as a result. However, this improvement will come with a cost as carriers adapt to new rules. This ebook explores how companies need to prepare. 

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The Big Debate: More CDL Truck Drivers Versus Safety Challenges of Younger Drivers?

Regardless of how you’re personally approaching the issue, the trucking industry is now officially part of the national debate stage. The industry as a whole has been in the spotlight for a while now, thanks in large part to the ongoing driver shortage that has left nearly 1 million driver and technician jobs unfilled.

This ebook explores both the case for more CDL truck drivers and the case for safer roads and ultimately comes to a fact-based verdict of which side holds more weight.

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Recruiting IS Sales: Hire More Drivers by Training Recruiters in Sales

With the driver shortage still looming large, recruiters must look for new ways to find, attract, and retain more drivers. This includes taking pointers from professional sales teams. 

Our newest ebook provides a detailed look at why recruiting managers should start training recruiters in sales techniques and processes, and how this sales mentality can help hire and retain more drivers.

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Reimagining the Driver Lifecycle with Technologies to Help You Better Market, Recruit, and Retain Drivers

If you’re like most CDL driver recruiters in this modern era, you’re looking for fresh, innovative ways to rethink the driver lifecycle from beginning to end.

In this guide, we provide go-to strategies to reimagine the entire driver lifecycle for the new generation — from marketing to recruiting to retaining drivers.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Thriving in Today's Driver Shortage Environment

News reports and analysis are flooding the topic, but as important as this subject is to the industry (and the economy as a whole), there doesn’t seem to be a silver bullet solution.

That’s why we’ve created a detailed guide that outlines a clear, 5-step process to attract more applicants, get them on the road faster, and keep them driving for your company. It also discusses how the right technology can help you thrive in today’s driver shortage environment.

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Recruiting From a Driver's Perspective: How to Make an Impact

In the world of recruiting, there are some things that never change: timeliness is imperative, technology is almost always the answer, and everything (within reason) should create a better experience for the driver.

This super practical guide outlines some ways your team can truly reform your recruiting process from a driver’s perspective to increase applicants and make a clear impact on your company’s bottom line.

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How the DRIVE-Safe Act is Poised to Tackle the Massive Driver Shortage Issue

Last Fall, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) created a Workforce Development Committee to help resolve the industry’s driver shortage issue. The Committee helped craft the language of a bill, the DRIVE-Safe Act (H.R.5358), that was introduced in the House of Representatives in late March 2018. Find out how DriverReach’s Founder & CEO, Jeremy Reymer, a member of the Committee, is helping to design a real solution to the problems surrounding the industry’s driver shortage.

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