Roehl’s Tim Norlin Wins Transport Topics Recruiter Award

Transport Topics Publisher Sue Hensley and award winner Tim Norlin Transport Topics Publisher Sue Hensley presents the Recruiting Professional of the Year award to Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl Transport. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl Transport, was named the Transport Topics Recruiting Professional of the Year on Feb. 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2020

Truck Drivers Say Good Recruiting Starts With Realistic, Honest Approach

Drivers at recruiting and retention panel Left to right: Truck drivers Daniel Walton, Robert Sitarski and Rick Tetreault offer advice to recruiters. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Professional truck drivers advised recruiters to be realistic and honest as they develop relationships with prospective hires.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Bringing Aptitude, Attitude to Hiring

The biggest change in the recruiting process for drivers and technicians is more emphasis on aptitude and attitude, says Kari Beeson of Transervice Logistics Inc.

Kari Beeson | Senior director of recruiting, Transervice Logistics Inc.
October 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: A Blueprint to Attract Younger Drivers

As Congress and the FMCSA weigh programs to put young drivers on the road, now is the perfect time to consider how the trucking industry can use intrinsic rewards and technology to attract recruits.

Laura McMillan | Vice President of Training Development, Instructional Technologies Inc.
September 9, 2019
Business, Perspective

Perspective: Rethinking Driver Recruiting

The trucking industry’s shortage of drivers and high turnover rate make it hard for many regional and over-the-road carriers to recruit and retain qualified candidates, but there is a system carriers can adopt that will help them attract and keep good drivers who fit their company’s requirements, and culture.

Norris Beren | Chief Executive Advisor, Risk Reward Consulting
September 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Top 100

In Driver Recruitment, Both Old and New Media Matter

Heartland direct mail Heartland Express direct mail. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

Today’s recruitment efforts to attract truck drivers have tended to lean on digital media. But in a sea of digital information, recruitment opportunities can be lost. That concern is why some trucking companies are returning to older media approaches for recruitment.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2019

Rachel Lovell Becomes First Woman to Win Transport Topics Recruiter Award

Rachel Lovell and Sue Hensley Rachel Lovell (left) and Sue Hensley. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rachel Lovell, a recruiting manager at Milan Supply Chain Solutions Inc., was named Transport Topics’ Recruiting Professional of the Year after being the first woman nominated for the honor. The presentation was made Feb. 22 as part of the 2019 Recruitment and Retention Conference.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2019
Business, Safety

Recruiters Can Attract, Retain Drivers With Empathy, Experts Say

Recruiters Jon Acuff (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Empathy is an important quality to have when connecting with truck drivers, according to best-selling motivational author Jon Acuff.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Letters to the Editor

Letter: Keep Urging Young People to Pick Trucking as a Career

I read with interest your excellent article highlighting college students’ participation at ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition in October in Austin.

December 4, 2018

U.S. Xpress Bids to Recruit Millennials With Scholorship Program

Recruit Millennials John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The deepening crisis of a truck-driver shortage that already is leading to higher prices for agricultural produce and threatening to stoke inflation is forcing trucking companies to find creative solutions.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2018