Retention Takes Center Stage
Hiring quality drivers is only the beginning. Keeping them is the ongoing challenge…
2019 is going to be a year of major investment in the efforts to retain professional drivers. Many companies plan to start offering more sign-on bonuses, increasing wages, and being overall more driver-focused. Ensuring a professional driver’s daily routine is more efficient and stress-free is a major factor that can contribute to driver retention.
The industry is also expecting to see an increase in recruiting targeting women, minorities, and younger generations this year. With generation Z and young millennials likely to increase in the industry in 2019, stronger communications and more transparency will be crucial to cater to the expectations of these younger generations.
What does this mean for fleet owners?
Re-distributing more funds to recruitment and retention could be a fleet’s saving grace. We also recommend updating driver on-boarding processes and management techniques to help attract and retain quality new-hires.
What does this mean for professional drivers?
Drivers will start seeing companies increase wages, offer bonuses, have clearer communication and state-of-the-art trucking technology with upgraded ELD/HOS integration, hassle-free navigation, weigh-station bypass (powered by Drivewyze), fuel perks, and more!
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