How To Recruit A Truck Driver
The writer of this article have been working in the staffing industry for 10 years an already received a class a drivers license. The recruitment of quality truck drivers is the basis on why the industry will be really heading on a perfect storm because truck driving is a really important role in the economy. The average age of a professional truck driver is at 50 years old and you should know that the insurance regulations, guidelines, and the government are being strict, and the recent and future generations that are entering the employment market are not really interested in being professional drivers.
But there is a good news today and like all the job markets out there, the tables will be turning soon and there will be a high demand on truck drivers. There are now so many truck driver that are available and are ready to work because of the recent financial and economical status around the world. It is really important for you to look for the right driver for your business. That is why it seems like the industry is formulating the traditional screen out system when it comes to recruiting truck drivers.
Knowing what a screen out system of recruiting is the first thing that you should know. It is every time a transportation company will be combining the guidelines of the insurance industry, and the regulations of the government as well as the deal breakers for the candidates of truck drivers to build a check list. The check list has the sole responsibility of screening all the potential drivers who will not be meeting one or more of the criteria on the list.
So why are companies recruiting truck drivers? The truck drivers are responsible in delivering all the products and services that they are offering their customers. The driver serves as the arm of execution of the company every time the load will be obtained. Most of the time the transportation industry will be using this type of hiring every time it will be using a firm checklist of all the qualifications based on pass or fail with all the potential truck drivers.
The check list or screen out approach is high recommended for particular things that would clearly inhibit the recruitment, but when you reach that point moving forward, it is also encouraged to use the screen in approach. It is important to know the aspects for the success of the position that you will be hiring for and then create a behavior based, factual, and theoretical questions for interview to obtain the responses that will let the recruiters be aware if the candidates have the traits that will make the driver successful in that vacant job in the organization.