Problem finding drivers

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by DThompsonNGI, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Usually companies that do require exp are the best.Those are the companies I look for when OTR.Dthompson,did you put the pay in your ad?You know money talks.
     
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  3. BigBadBill

    BigBadBill Bullishly Optimistic

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    In the last 12-months , company driver pay for experienced drivers has increased over $.05/mile in small and medium companies. That is over 10%. That tells you how hard it is to find drivers. It is cheaper to increase pay than replace.

    Without details about type of driving it is hard to nail down ideas.

    Also, there are good insurers that ask for 2-years but don't verify. All they can tell when they pull an MVR is that the driver has CDL. May open up talent pool a bit to allow you to see if someone with less experience would fit.
     
  4. monkeypuncher

    monkeypuncher Medium Load Member

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    There are people here looking for good opportunities. Post your website or some info.
     
  5. aiwiron

    aiwiron Road Train Member

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    I cannot fathom why people lie, wasted 5 hours yesterday.
     
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  6. VisionLogistics

    VisionLogistics Road Train Member

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    Post your advert here (sanitized for your privacy) so we can see if maybe there is some language that might be scaring away drivers.
     
  7. Behindthedesk

    Behindthedesk Bobtail Member

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    Having the same problem here too .....our insurance has the same thing 2 yr exp. Unless they are fresh out trucking school ..
     
  8. aiwiron

    aiwiron Road Train Member

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    Question,

    My friends insurance requires two years as well but has to be current, some company polices are just two years total.

    I know that some rules or policies are becoming so strict that even schools are not good enough anymore.

    So, is your two years current or total driving OTR?
     
  9. cominghomesc

    cominghomesc Light Load Member

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    Mine requires 3 years verifiable OTR experience and at least 6 months year current. They are all different the guy across the street from me told me his insurance company requires 5 years experience and no more than 1 termination during the five years and no more that 8 different places of employment. His rates are a lot lower than mine but he has real trouble finding drivers.
     
  10. FLFrenchie

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    What can you offer new drivers that a large established company cannot? Maybe a smiley face and nice voice on the phone? I'm thinking that drivers that have poor histories will try for smaller fleets, and there lies the potential for problems. Is there a way to get around this?
     
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