Recruit Drivers

Business, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Winning Arguments to Attract New Drivers

As the American workforce continues to experience major shifts and fluxes, there’s an opportunity for those of us in the trucking and logistics industries to attract new drivers and workers looking for a post-pandemic change.

Gary Carlson | CEO, Select 1 Group
July 5, 2022

Roadrunner Executive Dave Renfrew Wins Recruiter Award

TT Executive Editor Joe Howard and panel at 2022 Recruitment and Retention Conference Transport Topics Executive Editor Joe Howard moderates a discussion that includes panelists (from left) Dave Renfrew of Roadrunner, Betsy Waldrop of Freymiller and Lesley Vincent of Melton Truck Lines. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Roadrunner Vice President of Capacity Dave Renfrew was named recruiting professional of the year at the 2022 Recruitment and Retention Conference on June 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2022
Business, Logistics

Survey Shows Slight Rise in Truck Drivers Seeking New Jobs

Young driver in truck cab Truck drivers interested in switching carriers rose to 37.4% compared with 36.4% a year ago, according to the report. (vitpho/Getty Images)

Truck drivers are increasingly more interested in switching carriers, with 37.4% saying they are looking for a new job, according to a survey released May 31.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2022

Discover the New Way of Improving Driver Recruitment and Retention

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Program Aired: April 14, 2022. The trucking industry is in trouble. With the driver shortage at over 90,000, the turnover rate averaging 90%, and many other pressing issues, something needs to give. It’s time we look under the hood into the current state of our drivers and discover new cost-effective and life-transforming ways of recruiting and retaining drivers.

April 14, 2022
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 | Senior Reporter
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