Articles about Driver Jobs & Driver Recruiting

OTR Truck Driving Jobs vs. Local Truck Driving Jobs: A Comparison

If you’re new to the trucking industry and looking for your first truck driving job, you’ve probably seen ads for two different kinds of trucking jobs:......(Read more)

We Help Trucking Companies Find the Nation’s Best Drivers

It’s not always easy for shipping and freight companies to recruit the best drivers. Most companies end up actually hiring only 1 to 3 percent of drivers who:......(Read more)

A little Driver Recruiting Secret

Each day we get dozens of calls from recruiters and fleet managers asking what they can do to attract larger numbers of qualified drivers. Our response is always the same. The two single biggest factors in driver recruiting are:......(Read more)

Truck driver pay structures

“If a driver is willing to work really hard he can make a lot of money here”. Blah, blah, blah…. If I only had a dollar for every time I heard a hiring manager say that. What they’re really saying is “we’ve set up our pay structure so that we only have to pay you if we run out of excuses not to”. And that’s the way every experienced driver interprets that statement.......(Read more)

Why are there so many open truck driver jobs?

Today there are nearly 4 million commercially licensed drivers in the US. There are more individual drivers in the country than people serving any other industry. With so many truck drivers why on earth is there still such a devastating demand for more drivers?......(Read more)

Try using a driver temp-agency to find your next driving job.

For a professional driver seeking your next driving job, a temp-agency can be a huge benefit. Not just any temp-agency, but a temp-agency that specialize in placing CDL drivers.......(Read more)

About third-party driver recruiters

Truck driving jobs are at the top of our Nation’s list of “must-fill” jobs. This is because truck drivers are in high demand from companies that transport goods of all kinds. There are thousands of private and commercial carriers that are in need of qualified drivers and they pass along many of their open driving jobs to professional driver recruiters to help fill those positions.......(Read more)

How to increase qualified driver applications

One area where many companies miss the opportunity to enhance their driver recruiting success is through the creation of more inviting application processes that offer more immediate feedback to drivers. Application completion is the step where the largest number of interested drivers fall off.......(Read more)

Driver-advertising vs. driver-filtering

When driver recruiters post job advertisements they’re often unable to resist the temptation to list all of the things that they DON’T want in a driver, as opposed to the things that they have to offer a driver.......(Read more)

A Summary of CSA for Truck Drivers

CSA (Compliance, Safety, and Accountability) is a major safety measurement and reporting initiative of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Designed to replace the SafeStat program, CSA was formerly known as "Comprehensive Safety Analysis," or more commonly known as "CSA 2010." The main purpose of CSA is to reduce commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities, and injuries.......(Read more)

Why would any driver want your driving job?

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why any driver would want the driver job you are trying to sell. As a freelance driver recruiter I made it a practice to always ask clients why a driver should want the driving job that they are hiring me to recruit on, much less why any driver should want to work for their company. Amazingly most recruiters and fleet managers cannot adequately answer those questions, and even more alarming is that many of them have never even thought about it.......(Read more)

The differences between private carriers and commercial carriers

With nearly 25 years in the transportation industry it always amazes me how many transportation professionals don’t understand the differences between private carriers and commercial carriers. For a driver seeking a driving job this distinction is especially important. It could mean the difference between selecting a job that supports your lifestyle and one that totally opposes all of things that are important to you.......(Read more)

The reality about driver recruiting

Research indicates that 88-95% of all driver recruitment processing resources are directed toward “non-hires”. However, while it is the most significant portion of the driver recruitment expenditure most organizations do not track or include the cost of “non-hire” recruitment processing when calculating driver recruiting costs.......(Read more)

Get answers to your questions

When searching for a driving job be sure to seek out a carrier who is willing to openly provide answers to all of your questions. Today there are many great driving jobs available for qualified drivers. However, not every job will fit every driver the same way. Reputable carriers, with a true concern for drivers, will understand that good drivers need to know what they are getting into. They understand that professional drivers will ask a lot of questions because they have families and lives that they need to plan for.......(Read more)

Is it the right driver job for you?

As a professional truck driver you have a skill set that is in high demand. However, as you begin your job-search you may be overwhelmed by the clutter of driver job boards and driver recruiting ads promising you the world. Certainly, if you choose the wrong driver job you can easily move on to the next company, however most professional drivers prefer to avoid job-hopping.......(Read more)

A Summary of PSP for Truck Drivers

The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) was designed to help motor carriers make more informed hiring decisions by giving them online access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash history and three-year inspection history through the FMCSA Motor Management Information System (MCMIS). PSP records are available to motor carriers and commercial drivers, as well as companies conducting pre-employment screening on behalf of companies in the transportation industry.......(Read more)