I know no one wants to give their secretes away, but anyone have an opinion on where the best places to find drivers is? Word of mouth being the best, I think, but that even has it's faults.
Best way/places to find drivers?
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FB ads? You can target people searching keywords like CDL, trucking insurance, owner/operator, etc... You can also keep the audience to folks in a local area. Lots of options and it's not expensive, in my opinion.
Any of these fly by night or Chicago companies offering $50+/mile to start for someone with 1 year exp will never keep their word in my experience.
Driver Minimum Requirements:
- Valid CDL – Class A
- 23 years old
- 2 years OTR experience
- Must have a minimum of 2 years in the last 5 years of CDL Class A driving experience
- Clean MVR and PSP records
- Maximum 5 companies in the last 3 years
- All DOT requirements met
- CDL issued in any state other than California or Arizona
- Must be able to and eligible to drive a manual transmission
- Up to $.57 per mile to start depending on experience
- Additional pay:
- Drop pay - $0 for originating pick up and final drop; $25 each for intermediate stops 1 & 2; $40 each for intermediate stops 3 & greater
- Layover pay - $75 pay after the first 24 hours
- Detention pay - $10/hour after the first 3 hours. Capped at $125 per day
- $.01 per mile raise for every 120k miles driven
- If miles do not exceed 2,500 per week, driver paid 25% of gross settlement
- All miles paid empty/loaded
- Quarterly Safety and Performance bonus
- 1-week paid vacation after 1 year of employment
- 10% discount on any approved items for the truck i.e. any driver amenities
- Home bi-weekly or stay out as long as you would like
- 100% No touch dry van
- W2, not 1099, you are an employee
- Paid holidays (when layover or under dispatch)
- Paid occupational insurance (includes $200k in life and covers up to 70% of loss income if injured on the job)
- Paid flight and lodging to orientation (if needed)
- Late model Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks
- Governed to 78mph
- MANUAL 10 and 13 speed transmissions
- Power inverters
- TV mounts
- Fuel card
- Paid bi-weekly truck washes
Looks like a driver would be paid very fairly and be comfortable with that package. I also realize this thread is a form of advertising...good job, btw...but, have you contacted local driving schools in your state? Perhaps they have an email list of students from a couple of years ago they could contact and update them on carriers looking for drivers? Maybe a special link to your website encoded with their school name so they could receive a "referral" fee for anyone hired through the link they send folks to?
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