At the Recruiting and Retention conference in Nashville, Tenn., hosted annually by the Conversion Interactive Agency, a panel of drivers featuring four captains of the America’s Road Team of longtime safe drivers (most with multiple millions of safe miles) spoke at length to recruiting/retention specialists in attendance. Their central message was that bedrock concerns continue to dominate what drivers want out of trucking employment/contracts. In the words of one: good pay, quality equipment, and a sense of being a part of theteam — in other words, respect. Meet the four via the pictures below, and hear audio from a sizable portion of the panel via the podcast embedded above and at bottom.
The panel was moderated by Kevin Burch, president of majority owner-operator Jet Express and current American Trucking Associations chairman.