Life in America would come to a standstill if truck drivers weren't behind the wheel of their trucks and literally driving our economy. According to the American Trucking Association, "The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy with nearly 70 percent of all the freight moved in the U.S. going on trucks. To move 9.2 billion tons of freight annually requires almost 3 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3 million truck drivers." With so much potential for employment and job opportunity it seems turn-over rates have been too high and a hot topic in the trucking industry for too long. Until now that is, the turn-over rate gap between large trucking companies, and smaller trucking companies are decreasing. Larger companies are striving to emulate the atmosphere and conditions of what the smaller companies can provide.
The turn-over rates are decreasing as a result of higher-pay, increased bonuses, and improved company incentives like better benefits. The driver shortage has forced companies to spend more money, resources, and energy on keeping their current drivers happy and in the seat. Anytime there is a shortage of employees, the employer will ultimately have to improve working conditions, increase pay, or provide better health benefits or retirement plans, in order to satisfy employee demands and ensure their company loyalty.
Connecting great drivers with great companies has long been a challenge as well, and recruiting teams filling trucking jobs have as many as 40 thousands jobs to fill. As technology is changing so are the drivers themselves, and many companies and drivers are turning to a text recruiting platform to find new, or better employment.
Why so many drivers and recruiters are turning to a mobile platform, to find new jobs or new employees:
- Texting is a real-time solution, that is convenient and easy. You can be anywhere you have service, and you don't need a computer with an internet signal to communicate.
- Almost 90 percent of people use a mobile device during their job hunt.
- All text communications are tracked, and recorded.
- And the Data is quantifiable.
As technology, the drivers, and communications change, the recruiting companies filling the seats will have to evolve to remain competitive to ensure their own slice of the massive 40 thousand possible jobs pie. Please contact us today for the first centralized recruiting platform from experienced recruiting professionals.