Transcourt, Oakville, Ontario: With seasoned drivers retiring every year, there isn’t a lineup of young drivers ready to launch their careers as an over-the-road driver.
Recruiting new drivers for transport – while retaining them in the workforce – are two important aspects of the hiring process. Every company needs a strong workforce of drivers, and it begins with the recruiting stage.
The reason for the shortage in truck drivers is not only because drivers are reaching retirement age, but drivers are looking for work outside of transportation, wanting to spend more time at home and get better benefits.
A survey indicates that in order to improve retention, companies should invest in increased pay for drivers, and upgrade equipment. By implementing a rewards program or holiday bonuses, drivers are rewarded for their hard work and service.