recruiting

Carriers’ crystal ball: Load One keeps drivers with help of Stay Metrics

The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.

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Driver shortage: Many are called, fewer are chosen

Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.

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75 owner-operator spots open

OnTrac has new lease opportunities for 75 owner-operators. The company is hosting an open house along with 15 area transportation companies at its Fontana, Calif., operating facility Aug. 3 at 11 a.m

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POLL: Why do carriers have difficulty finding new drivers?

Carriers are again talking "driver shortage" in a big way -- what do you think? Why do so many seem to have so much difficulty recruiting new drivers?

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How the national drug/alcohol clearinghouse could save you

Food for thought: In defense of the national clearinghouse for positive test results for drug and alcohol.

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Counting up the joys

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it." --Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Driver shortage: An economist and a recruiter ’round the bar

Owner-operator Jeff Clark, blogging as part of Freightliner's new Team Run Smart initiative, breaks down the driver shortage issue in a crafty way: "An economist and a driver recruiter walk into a bar" and...

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Who’s keeping score: PSP is driver-info ‘gold standard’

FMCSA's Pre-employment Screening Program is the only place to find full driver-specific detail of the information contained in the Motor Carrier Management Information System database that underpins CSA.

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A look in the mirror: Is Overdrive ‘fit for duty?’

Readers respond to Overdrive's August 2012 cover story, "Fit for duty," about carrier efforts to recruit former military service members to driver ranks.

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Dart cuts 67 nondriving jobs

The Minnesota-based company will focus resources on recruiting and retaining truckers.

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