Reversing the truck driver shortage myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma geotab

Ellen voie: it starts with recruiting ads. They really need to start to be more inclusive. It really is as simple as adding a photo of myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma a woman in your recruiting ad. Some of it is subliminal, but studies have shown that if you don’t see yourself reflected in ad your mind may tell myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma you, ”oh this isn’t for me” or “I don’t belong here” or “I can’t do this.” look at your facilities. Are they welcoming to women? Often it is the little things, like making sure company uniform shirts are ordered in women’s sizes that can make women feel wanted.

Deb labree: the size of the truck can be quite intimidating for myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma a lot of women the first time they see it. They need to be encouraged to jump in one and myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma check it out, perhaps sit in the jump seat and go for a myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma ride. It sparks interest and excitement when people get inside a myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma truck and see how it is laid out and notice myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma things like refrigerators and microwaves.

Jenny abernathy: we have to provide women with the resources to let myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma them know that this is an industry they can be myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma successful in. At CRST, we have well above the industry average for female drivers. I think a lot of that can be attributed to myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma the fact that we assist them in getting through the myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma CDL process and showing them the way. I think women want to feel confident when they take myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma risks more so than men. Women want to feel comfortable and confident that they will myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma be successful. We show them they are not alone through the process myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma of getting a CDL and getting training. We let them know we will be there for them myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma every step of the way.

Jenny abernathy: money is one component, but I think it often gets misconstrued outside the industry myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma that we should just raise driver pay. It also needs to be about how we as carriers myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma can help drivers get the miles they need to really myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma maximize their earnings. You can have a high cents per mile or a myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma guaranteed minimum, but if they don’t earn any significant amount of miles on top of myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma that it really limits their income. The other side is how we treat our drivers and myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma how companies respect them and communicate with them.

Ellen voie: the number one reason women leave carriers is because of myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma safety issues. This is about how well the equipment is maintained. Women drivers do not want to be on the side myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the road waiting for service. Stay metrics did a study that found that men leave myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma trucking because they want more home time, but women leave because of a concern about safety. The average female driver is 50 years old and has myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma already raised her children and typically a man in her myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma life is in trucking so she already knows about the myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma lifestyle. And women ask a lot of questions so I think myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma they are better prepared when they come into the industry. Of course we need to work on getting younger women myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma into the industry, but I think there are trucking jobs out there where myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma a woman can get her kids on the bus, go to work and be home in time for soccer myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma games.

Jenny abernathy: I’ve talked briefly about communication and it is very important myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma with driver retention. Who you communicate with every day and who your supervisor myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma is certainly have a huge impact on whether a driver myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma stays. It is their role to remove obstacles, get drivers the miles they need and communicate clearly what myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma is going on. When well done it makes for an incredible relationship and myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma when not well done it causes turn over. Since our drivers are out on the road and they myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma are not face-to-face with us, the relationship is critical to both success and job satisfaction myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma and in helping reduce turnover.

Ellen voie: women rate their relationship with their dispatchers as a higher myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma priority than men. Women are collaborative and relationship-oriented so relationships are important to us. Women will actually leave a company much faster than a myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma man if they feel that the dispatcher doesn’t have their backs. Conversely, they will stay much longer because of the relationship with myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma the dispatcher.

Jenny abernathy: it is complicated because a lot of drivers want to myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma stick with the art of the drive and they are myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma confident in their skill set. But for a lot of people coming into the industry myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma they are used to technology on their cars and it myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a nice complement to be able to have similar myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma technology on the job. As drivers see technology in their personal lives, they certainly expect to see it in our trucks. In addition, things like collision mitigation systems and forward facing cameras help myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma make them safer on the road.

Kari beeson: technology can be tricky. I have had guys ask if we have cameras in myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma our trucks because they are not going to work for myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma a company that has cameras on the trucks. However, the younger generation likes technology and expects to find it myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma on their trucks. I do have guys who love automated transmissions and the myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma younger generation loves e-logs and they get excited about driving a brand new myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma truck.

Kari beeson: we participate in military job fairs at military installations. It is best to do those at posts that are myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma geared to transportation. We can help them get their CDL license and the myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma government will pay for that through their GI bill benefits. At a previous job we helped veterans set themselves up myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma as owner-operators and helped them set up their own businesses and myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma do lease to purchase arrangements through the GI bill.

Jenny abernathy: we have efforts focused on our veterans. They have a lot of very positive attributes that you myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma want in a driver, whether it is work ethic, the ability to handle stress or the ability to make myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma decisions. We have employees who are veterans who we use as myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma recruiters on site that help veterans transitioning out of the myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma military navigate the GI bill benefits. In addition to helping them leverage their GI bill benefits, CRST offers some really great benefits for veterans including giving myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma them credit for their time in the military and that myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma helps elevate their earnings.

Kari beeson: I am finding that those transitioning out have been stabilized myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the U.S. For a period of time and have set up some myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma type of routine. And although they are used to being deployed, I am seeing a shift to them wanting to be myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma home more often. Their thinking is “I have been gone from my family for so long, I would just like to be home more now.”

We help with a lot of expenses to support people myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma who want to get into the industry but who may myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma be struggling to do so. And we don’t put them into solo trucks. We run teams so there are always two people in myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma the truck. That provides a stronger learning environment so that it becomes myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma less of an overwhelming experience to begin driving. We are not the only ones to do that. More carriers say they want to hire students, but few of them are willing to help cover the myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma cost, bring people on board and support them.

Kari beeson: I have a system where I regularly communicate with drivers, especially during the first year when typically there is a myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma lot of driver turnover. I have a list of 40 questions that I draw myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma from and ask two to four at a time. When a driver gets their first paycheck, I call to confirm that they got the check and myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma I ask them if everything is okay with it. I also ask them how orientation was and if their myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma manager showed them around and introduced them to the staff. If they answer no, I am on the phone to the manager reminding them myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma to do that. Then I might call them and ask them about their myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma truck.

Trucks are becoming more important to drivers so I want myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma to know if it was clean and met their standards. At the 60 to 90 day mark, I talk to them about health insurance and see if myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma they were able to get set up with that. Periodically I ask them what made them join transervice, what the still like about it and would they reapply myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma to come on board again. As we get closer to the one-year mark I ask them if they’ve looked for a job in the past two months. I don’t expect drivers to answer every question, but I ask them anyway. After that I make calls on their work anniversary and myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma we send them postcards telling them how much they have myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma contributed to the operation and we thank them for their myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma service.

Clearly there is no one thing to do to attract myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma drivers and no secret formula for retaining them. To be successful at finding and keeping drivers will take myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma a variety of approaches and recognizing that different populations are myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma motivated by different things and are attracted to a job myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma for different reasons and will also leave for different reasons.

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