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“Recruitment and Retention Attention”

KJ Media Co-Founder, Jacquelyn McManus, joins Tim Ridley, host of the Tim Ridley Show on Road Dog Trucking, to talk about truck driver recruitment and retention. They connect with professional truck drivers across the country to discuss the tough issues facing our industry.

Tune into the Tim Ridley Show on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 AM to hear KJ Media discuss important topics such as truck driver recruitment and retention. We connect with professional truck drivers and trucking companies to discuss the tough issues that occur within our industry.

SIRIUS XM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio—SIRIUS/XM channel 146 — the ultimate 24/7 news, information, and entertainment destination for the professional truck driver.

KJ Media Co-Founder, Jacquelyn McManus, joins Tim Ridley, host of the Tim Ridley Show on Road Dog Trucking, to talk about truck driver recruitment and retention. They connect with professional truck drivers across the country to discuss the tough issues facing our industry.

Tune into the Tim Ridley Show on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 AM to hear KJ Media discuss important topics such as truck driver recruitment and retention. We connect with professional truck drivers and trucking companies to discuss the tough issues that occur within our industry.

SIRIUS XM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio—SIRIUS/XM channel 146 — the ultimate 24/7 news, information, and entertainment destination for the professional truck driver.

 

Tim and Jackie spoke to drivers today about what keeps them at their current company. And believe it or not just about pay and sign-on bonuses, it comes down to how you are treating your drivers.

Rooster called in and said that when he sees a sign on a bonus his first question is how long will it take to get paid out. He recommends companies look at mileage, stop pay, and a performance-based annual bonus. Otherwise, with a sign-on bonus, he is forced to “job hop” saying that sometimes he can make more money with sign-on bonuses.

Another driver Emily called in and said that she loves working at her company because there is an open-door policy with their drivers. She has a personal relationship with the president and feels valued. The president and operations team come into the driver lounge to talk to the drivers and really get to know them. Things have changed a bit during COVID -19 but recommends honoring your drivers not just on driver appreciation week but all year round.

Looking to increase your driver base or streamline your truck driver recruiting efforts? Contact us today!

 

In this special episode, we honor truck drivers for National Truck Driver Awareness Week. NTDAW provides a chance for America to honor and thank these national heroes, let them know how much we appreciate them, and let them share their remarkable stories.

Jackie and Tim talk to drivers about how they got into the trucking industry. Tim shares how his dad, a professional truck driver, would lift him into his tractor to teach him all about the truck on Sunday afternoons. More drivers share similar stories including Martin, who is a 4th-generation driver.

Take a listen now!

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a new normal is beginning to form. In this episode, Jackie and Tim discuss what changes carriers are making to accommodate this shift to the new normal. One carrier has developed a Driver Service Department dedicated to making sure that all drivers are healthy and have PPE. Take a listen!

Take a listen now and see what other carriers are doing to stay in contact with their drivers. Contact Us to build your driver community and increase your recruiting/retention rates.

In this month’s episode, a driver calling in and a driver email present Jackie and Tim with two very different sides of the driver retention experience. The driver calling in raves about his carrier and explains how they have earned this level of praise throughout his tenure there. On the other side, the driver email explains why he is about to join his fifth company in two years.

Take a listen now and learn what retention tactics to adopt and those to avoid. Contact Us to build your driver community and increase your recruiting/retention rates.

Jackie and Tim discuss with drivers what keeps them at their current carrier and how management is communicating through the COVID crisis. The clear thread between all callers is that successful retention comes from the top. A carrier with poor leadership will have low driver retention. Drivers calling in note that:

  • Dedicated lanes
  • Respecting home time
  • Consistent and transparent communication
  • Visibile communication from CEOs

all play a vital role in keeping them happy and at their carriers. Listen now and take away actionable changes for your driver retention program. Contact Us if COVID is creating issues for your carriers

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