Tips On Recruiting 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. Truck driving is really an important role in the economy and the industry is really heading to a perfect storm when it comes to the recruitment of quality truck drivers. 50 years old is the average age when it comes to the professional drivers, but the guidelines, insurance regulations, and the government is really becoming tighter now that is why the recent and future generations that will be joining the employment market do not really have an interest in being a professional driver.
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. Finding the right driver for your business or company is really important. This is why the industry right now seems to be formulating the classic screen out when it comes to recruiting.
Knowing what a screen out system of recruiting is the first thing that you should know. A screen out recruitment system is when a transportation company will be combining the guidelines from insurance industry, the government regulations, and the deal breakers for the candidates truck drivers in order to create a check list. The check list will be screening out all the potential drivers that will not be able to meet one or more fail or pass criteria on the list.
So why are companies recruiting truck drivers? The companies would hire truck drivers in order to deliver the products and services that they provide to their clients and customers. The driver will be the execution arm of the company when the load will be obtained. The transportation industry most of the time will be using this type of recruitment when a firm checklist of qualifications based on pass or fail will be used on all the potential truck drivers.
It is highly suggested that the check list or screen out approach will be used for particular things that will clearly inhibit the recruitment, but the screen in approach is also encouraged when you reach that point moving forward. 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.