How To Recruit A Truck Driver
The writer of this article has received a class a drivers license and has been working in the staffing industry for 10 years. 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. 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 an increasing number of truck drivers that are willing to work and that is because of the recent financial and economic situations that is happening around the world. The important thing is finding the right driver for your company or business. 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. The screen out system of recruitment is used when a transportation company is combining the regulations from the government, and the guidelines from insurance industries as well as what it seems like are the deal breakers for the candidate truck drivers in order to create a check list. The responsibility of the check list is to screen out all the potential drivers who will be meeting one or more of the various criteria on the list.
You should know the reason why truck drivers are being hired by companies. The truck drivers are responsible in delivering all the products and services that they are offering their customers. The driver will be the arm of execution when the load will be obtained by the company. In most cases, a transportation industry will be carrying out this type of recruitment every time it will be using a firm check list of qualifications based on passing or failing for all the candidates for the position of truck driver.
It is highly recommended to use the screen out or check list approach for particular items that would inhibit hiring, and you should begin trying the screen in approach when you reach that point going forward. You will need to know the characteristics for success on the position that you will be hiring for and create a theoretical, behavior based, and factual questions for interview in order to get the responses that will let the recruiter know if the potential candidates have the traits and will let the driver be successful in that position in the company.