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Drive My Way is a unique, personalized recruiting marketplace powered by a platform that matches Commercial Drivers Licensed (CDL) truck drivers and owner operators with available jobs based on their professional qualifications and personal lifestyle preferences.

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7 Truck Driver Appreciation Ideas

By Drive My Way Team on May 13, 2019 11:23:20 AM

One of the biggest complaints from truck drivers is not about salary or benefits, but rather that they don’t feel appreciated by their fleets. Drivers want to feel like an integral part of the team, not just another number or a cog in the machine. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in September is a great time to set aside and show drivers your appreciation, but it doesn’t have to stop there.

Driver appreciation can and should be a year-round activity. After all, appreciation is a key component of driver retention. So whether you’re a recruiter, dispatcher, fleet manager, or executive, take some time to show your drivers how much you and your company value them. Here are seven truck driver appreciation ideas you can use anytime.

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6 Best Truck Driving Companies to Work For

By Drive My Way Team on May 13, 2019 8:05:15 AM

Truck drivers are constantly bombarded with information by companies about why they are great to work for. They also hear about companies through their reputation with other drivers. Both seasoned drivers and rookies are interested in hearing about the best truck driving companies to work for. The top companies have some of the best salary and compensation, benefits, and other perks. But more importantly, they’ll also prioritize home time, have a strong company culture, and be known for respecting their drivers.

Ultimately, the best companies are the ones that suit the individual needs of drivers, including that of region, type of runs and hauls. Nevertheless, there are some companies that consistently rank high, regardless of preferences. Here are 6 of the best truck driving companies to work for in 2019, in no particular order.

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How to Increase the Quality of CDL Truck Driver Leads

By Drive My Way Team on May 3, 2019 9:28:43 AM

There are two main approaches to recruiting truck drivers in the industry. The first focuses on sheer numbers. Cast as wide a net as possible and you’ll have dozens of potential leads to consider for open jobs. The second focuses on lead quality over quantity. This can be a more time-consuming and tedious process, and you’ll have to narrow the search a bit. Then you focus your efforts on the high-quality applicants to convert them to drivers for your fleet.

There is much to be said about the quality approach, including the fact that it wastes less money and time in the long-run. While we aren’t going to solve the quality versus quantity debate, we do know that there are a few things you can do as a recruiter to increase the quality of your leads. Here are three strategies to focus on to improve truck driver lead quality.

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3 Tips for Recruiting Owner Operators

By Drive My Way Team on May 1, 2019 2:22:39 PM

Working with owner operators in the trucking industry is much different than working with company drivers. If you’re hiring owner operators, the benefits include not having the responsibility of purchasing and maintaining the rigs. Owner operators are also often more experienced drivers and have better safety records. The drawbacks are that it is much more expensive to hire owner operators, with the average salary around $140,000 per year.

Owner operators have different values and personalities than most company drivers. They are more independent, entrepreneurial-minded, and adventurous than the average company driver. Therefore, recruiting owner operators to your company is a whole other ball game from recruiting company drivers. Here are three tips for recruiting owner operators to your fleet.

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4 CDL Truck Driver Retention Strategies

By Drive My Way Team on Apr 29, 2019 11:46:59 AM

Recruiting great drivers is tough enough, but retaining top drivers is even tougher. While the driver shortage is the main obstacle to recruitment, turnover is the reason it is difficult to retain truck drivers. It’s no secret that the industry faces high turnover rates. According to some surveys, over 50% of newly hired drivers will leave their carriers within the first six months. 

Apart from offering higher and higher salaries and compensation packages, the real answer to the turnover problem is driver engagement. Drivers who are engaged with the job and the company are better and safer drivers and are more likely to stick around for longer. Here are four CDL truck driver retention strategies to maximize driver engagement.

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4 Best Ways to Recruit Truck Drivers

By Drive My Way Team on Apr 25, 2019 11:20:46 AM

In an industry like trucking, it can always be difficult to find new talent. This is especially true given the ongoing driver shortage. Recruiters for truck drivers need to constantly use a mix of old and new tactics to search for, select, hire, and then retain truck drivers. Here are some of the best ways to recruit truck drivers using sound practices.

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4 Reasons to Contact Truck Drivers Faster

By Drive My Way Team on Apr 18, 2019 8:39:30 AM

As a recruiter, you get barraged with job applications. The ratio of job applications for each open position can be overwhelming for recruiters to deal with. Sifting through dozens of applications and remembering each and every candidate can be exhausting, not to mention time-consuming.

Yet, it can be extremely helpful to contact truck drivers faster and speed up the hiring process. It goes without saying that if you don’t contact job candidates fast enough, you’ll lose them to someone else. There are also many other reasons to contact truck drivers faster during the hiring process and maintain open lines of communication and dialogue.

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