How To Recruit A Truck Driver
The writer of this article has received a class a drivers license and has been working in the staffing industry for 10 years. Truck driving is really playing a vital role in the economy that is why the industry will be headed to a perfect storm in regards to the recruitment of quality truck drivers. 50 years old is the average age when it comes to the professional drivers, but the guidelines, insurance regulations, and the government is really becoming tighter now that is why the recent and future generations that will be joining the employment market do not really have an interest in being a professional driver.
But there is a good news today and like all the job markets out there, the tables will be turning soon and there will be a high demand on truck drivers. There are now an increasing number of truck drivers that are willing to work and that is because of the recent financial and economic situations that is happening around the world. The important thing is finding the right driver for your company or business. That is the reason why the industry seems to be formulating the classic system of screening out when it comes to recruiting.
First you need to know what is the screen out system all about. A screen out recruitment system is when a transportation company will be combining the guidelines from insurance industry, the government regulations, and the deal breakers for the candidates truck drivers in order to create a check list. The check list has the sole responsibility of screening all the potential drivers who will not be meeting one or more of the criteria on the list.
You should know the reason why truck drivers are being hired by companies. The truck drivers are responsible in delivering all the products and services that they are offering their customers. The driver will be the execution arm of the company when the load will be obtained. Most of the time the transportation industry will be using this type of hiring every time it will be using a firm checklist of all the qualifications based on pass or fail with all the potential truck drivers.
It is highly suggested that the check list or screen out approach will be used for particular things that will clearly inhibit the recruitment, but the screen in approach is also encouraged when you reach that point moving forward. You will need to know the characteristics for success on the position that you will be hiring for and create a theoretical, behavior based, and factual questions for interview in order to get the responses that will let the recruiter know if the potential candidates have the traits and will let the driver be successful in that position in the company.