What would make you stay with a company?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by MarketingManager, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. MarketingManager

    MarketingManager Bobtail Member

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    Hi All!

    I am not a Truck Driver, but I do have a huge appreciation for you all!
    I am a Marketing Manager for a trucking company that has been around for 27 years!
    As of late, we have really been struggling with turnover.
    I would love input on what makes you stay at a company, what do you like about where you work??
    (We offer health and vision , home every night, free coffee...)

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  3. RDBG

    RDBG Light Load Member

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    Starting at midnight when it could be done more humanely.

    Getting more than one day off is like pulling teeth.

    Disorganization and forevermore getting down to plan C D and E.

    Inward facing cameras..... or micromanagement in general.

    Beeping blooming "safety features" on trucks or asinine "safety rules" geared lower than the lowest common denominator.

    Condescending office staff.

    These are all things that could cause it and there are many many more.
     
  4. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    Pay I can count on. Respect. Communications. Excellent equipment. I appreciate you asking... but did you ask your drivers this question? If you didn't - there lies the answer to your turnover.
     
  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I'm with a great company that could have almost zero turnover but one dispatcher that is rude to everyone spoils it for the company drivers .
    I'm an owner op so I just stay out of mr. Rudes area , its not a coincidence we have almost zero turnover on the owner operater side .
     
  6. MarketingManager

    MarketingManager Bobtail Member

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    We have been awarded a "Top Workplace" the last 2 years, this award is earned by employees taking a survey. This year, our biggest group of negative responses came from our Drivers. I would love to see the information but to see all the feedback, we have to pay a pretty penny, that unfortunately is not in our budget at the moment. I wanted to see what some others in the industry like to see in their place of business, that I could bring back to my team.

    I appreciate everyone's feedback from this!
     
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  7. MarketingManager

    MarketingManager Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for this feedback! If you are personally dealing with this, I wish you on to a better environment!
     
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  8. MarketingManager

    MarketingManager Bobtail Member

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    One bad apple.... That's unfortunate, but I'm glad to hear you are trying to avoid him. I hope someone tells him his attitude SUCKS. Good luck my friend!
     
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  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    No worries , been here almost 4 years and got it handled lol .
     
  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Light Load Member

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    When i pay for the tires at 2 am as a company driver since i cant get a hold of anyone and am able to make my delivery on time, I just want reimbursed, dont second guess me and whine about how you could have saved another 200$ if i waited 6 more hours.

    When i say its time for an oil change or truck wash, just listen, i live in the thing, youve never seen it.

    When i warned you for 6 months that you needed to get the clutch linkage and transmission fixed as a company driver, and i end up with a crunchy transmission and a tow to a shop, pay me enough to go home and not starve while you get it fixed. (Was 6 weeks mainly the shop's fault)

    Those are three things that kept me with that company.

    Things that made me leave 3 other conpanies

    1. Running the truck 100% as an asset to be milked and the driver as a robot
    2. Never bothering to get any loads planned ahead, as in, id sit after empty at 11 am till 11 the next day
    3. Constantly harping about "safety" and then constantly ignoring every suggestion i make about giving us proper tools to do the job safely (the last one was closest to your situation, i took a 10k paycut by leaving and it was worth it)
     
  11. scott180

    scott180 Medium Load Member

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    Dispatchers are the face of the company when it comes to the driver. If a dispatcher is rude and disrespectful to the drivers then resentment builds up till the job is not worth it. Dispatchers who play favorites are just as bad.

    Drivers are the life blood of the company and while we don't need to be coddled a little respect would go a long way.
     
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