Best way/places to find drivers?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by riggins44, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. riggins44

    riggins44 Bobtail Member

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    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.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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  5. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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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.
     
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  6. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Pay a premium. Offer a full benefits package. Have trucks that are well maintained and presentable. W-2.

    They shall come.
     
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  7. riggins44

    riggins44 Bobtail Member

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    We do that pretty heavy. Indeed seems like a dry hole and only costly. We're going down the recruiter way now, so see how that works.
     
  8. riggins44

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    We're pretty heavy FB, but haven't paid for it yet. What we have gotten from there are a lot of drivers that aren't really sure if they want to go to work or not ha. Part of the business though.
     
  9. riggins44

    riggins44 Bobtail Member

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    We believe we have a pretty strong package. You guys tell me.
    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
    Driver Pay and Benefits Include:
    • 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)
    Truck Amenities:
    • Late model Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks
    • Governed to 78mph
    • MANUAL 10 and 13 speed transmissions
    • APUs
    • Power inverters
    • TV mounts
    • Fridge
    • Fuel card
    • Paid bi-weekly truck washes
    OTR – Solo

    Verifiable Experience

    Starting Pay
    2-4 years

    $.50/mile
    4-6 years
    $.51/mile
    6-8 years
    $.52/mile
    8-10 years
    $.53/mile
    10-13 years
    $.55/mile
    15-19 years
    $.57/mile
    20+ years
    $.60/mile
     
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  10. rch10007

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    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?
     
  11. Matt1120

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    Ive worked with alot of new drivers, and ive never seen a company pay a new driver more than .27-.35 per mile. Alot of companies are worried about new drivers. And they just dont pay what they promise.
     
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