Driver Turnover Rates

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Knee-High, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Knee-High

    Knee-High Bobtail Member

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    Thanks all for the great thoughts.

    Their Liverpool, NY distribution center is right next door to my truck driving school. The recruiter says that they have some open positions, and they even have fliers around the school that says Now Hiring.
     
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  3. wingnut105

    wingnut105 Bobtail Member

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    Regarding the hiring of students, I am currently in the middle of a truck driving class at a Junior College in Texas. When I first spoke to the trainer he actually mentioned the local Dot Foods, the $50K guarantee and the fact the only recent grads they hire come from two different programs, this one and one in Fl. Their recruiter has already been to the school and stated the same facts. He also mentioned the low turnover. One reason so many companies are looking at drivers with a brand new CDL-A is the new CSA scores. New drivers obviously have a big zero for a score and companies, in an effort to keep down insurance, are very interested. Plus, customers are now also paying attention to CSA scores and actually using the numbers when determining who carries their products. Yes, I'm less than a newb, but I do listen. Happy trails.
     
  4. BigJohn54

    BigJohn54 Gone, but NEVER forgotten

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    I don't believe CSA has much to do with companies looking for new CDL holders. Since a driver coming from another company brings no points to the new company, this logic doesn't fly regardless of the drivers previous points. If I were the company and was worried about my CSA score, I would be looking for experienced drivers with no points. They have proven records. A student could go either way.

    The truth is companies hire new CDL holders because they can train them their way, they can pay them less and they respond better to the mushroom treatment than experienced drivers do. For those of you who don't know what the mushroom treatment is.........it is keep them in the dark and feed them $h1t.

    I don't agree with this but it is the way it is.
     
  5. wingnut105

    wingnut105 Bobtail Member

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    Just Google the subject of CSA and hiring. I've included a link in my next post to meet the link guidelines. If the mods feel I've done this incorrectly just send me a note. Happy trails.
     
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  6. wingnut105

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    Just Google the subject of CSA and hiring. Check these links. Shippers are using the system to determine which carriers to use. Insurance companies are looking at CSA scores. We've had 4 recruiters come through our class already and every one of them has mentioned the value of the low scores. Don't always discount information from the new guys here. It's a part your livelihood. While a driver's CSA points don't transfer to a new employer, the points DO STAY with the driver and will be taken into consideration when the new company starts comparing which driver to hire. Happy trails.


    http://m.supplychainbrain.com/content/index.php?id=3861&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=12433&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=3860&cHash=3323f02b08

    http://www.supplychainbrain.com/content/nc/technology-solutions/transportation-management/single-article-page/article/changing-the-rules-how-csa-can-help-you-choose-the-right-carrier/
     
  7. THBatMan8

    THBatMan8 Road Train Member

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    A companies turnover rate can be compared to the size of the company. I don't know much about the company listed in the OP, but larger companies will typically have a higher turnover rate. It's a common trend.
     
  8. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    I'd love for you to show me any driver's CSA score, please.

    Now I'll tell you why you can't, because you nor any company beside the company I am with can view it. So no other company is going to take any driver's CSA score into account because they cannot see it.

    Your links said nothing about Carriers choosing or avoiding drivers due to CSA scores. The links only discussed drivers choosing Carriers due to their CSA score.
     
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  9. paul 1052

    paul 1052 Heavy Load Member

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    100 drivers at 8.6% would be 8.6 drivers a year.

    Grocery companies can have a very low turnover rate.

    I was with Affiliated Foods Tulsa for about 10 years, while we only had about 100 drivers, a big hiring season would be maybe 5 new drivers. Rarely did anyone quit or get fired.
     
  10. ironpony

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    I'd hate to be the 0.6 driver... that would hurt! :biggrin_2556:

    OTR companies generally have a high turnover in first year drivers... don't like driving OTR, can't handle the stress, don't like being away from home, etc. Quite a few folks get the training, drive for awhile, and quit - never to return to driving. It's not necessarily the carrier.
     
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  11. wingnut105

    wingnut105 Bobtail Member

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    To djtrype-

    You said-'Your links said nothing about Carriers choosing or avoiding drivers due to CSA scores. The links only discussed drivers choosing Carriers due to their CSA score.'

    The following are direct quotes from the cited links.

    'While many carriers and drivers are concerned about CSA and the information it makes available, shippers are among CSA’s most enthusiastic supporters.'
    'And shippers who chose carriers with low CSA scores reduce their liability and are often able to negotiate better insurance rates.'

    Happy trails.
     
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