Recruit Drivers

Government, Business, Safety

Effort to Recruit New Truck Drivers Moves Into High Schools

driving simulators Students in the Next Generation program work on simulators. (Next Generation in Trucking Association via Facebook)

An all-volunteer effort is working with educators to help raise awareness of truck driving careers among students.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 6, 2022

Using Social Media to Connect With Drivers, Customers

A woman snaps a photo of a mascot and a Hirschbach truck Fleets are turning to social media to share their company culture and engage with drivers. (Hirschbach)

Trucking companies are using social media to connect with drivers, build their brands and recruit and retain workers. And they’re having success.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 25, 2021
Business, Logistics

Trucking Recruitment Firms See Business Surge Amid Driver Shortage

Driver's hands on wheel welcomia/Getty Images

Trucking recruitment firms are seeing a surge in business as carriers seek to fill seats behind the wheel and address a driver shortage that was exacerbated by the pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2021
Business, Logistics

The Search for Drivers and the Fight to Keep Them

Old Dominion Freight Line driver Old Dominion Freight Line reaches out to commercial driver license training schools and also to high schools to cultivate its pool of drivers. (Old Dominion Freight Line)

Although career opportunities in trucking are abundant, the driver shortage has been a thorn in the industry’s side for years, and it has only become more severe as freight demand has surged amid the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
August 20, 2021

Solving Your Toughest Trucking Problems

Tenstreet’s Joe Franco, Director of Strategic Sales and Enablement, will guide you through a live demonstration and show you how you can experience huge gains in efficiency by using Tenstreet to market, recruit, onboard, and manage your drivers.

November 29, 2018

Recruitment, Retention, Rewards - Using Video to Address the Driver Shortage

The best-run fleets are using their data-driven reward program as a differentiator to attract and retain quality drivers. Learn why encouraging safe driving with a data-driven rewards program can be far less expensive than paying for risky driving that results in collisions and claims.

October 3, 2018

Coaching: The Key to Driver Improvement

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July 26, 2018
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Doing More to Recruit Drivers

Last year brought some great gifts to trucking — higher rates, dropping fuel prices, increased tonnage and hours-of-service relief, to name a few. The one item that trucking did not get in 2014 was an increased driver pool. I think we all know this problem will haunt trucking for many years to come.

February 16, 2015