A great way for companies to stay competitive in today's hiring market is to offer unique benefits that prove to drivers that they are willing to go above and beyond.
Companies can stand out from the competition by investing in fleet amenity upgrades in order to create a more comfortable, home-like atmosphere in the cab.
Fleet Amenity Upgrade Ideas
- Comfortable seating
- Memory foam mattress
- LED lighting with dimmer switches
- Sound dampening
- APU units
- Cabinets and/or built-in storage space
- Premium audio and/or TV system, could even include a Sirius XM Radio subscription
- Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System
Before investing in these upgrades, companies should be sure to ask their drivers what matters most to them. Drivers want their voices to be heard and will share their feedback when asked. Companies can receive this feedback by sending out a survey asking drivers to rank upgrades that are most important to them. When sending out the survey, companies can explain the reasoning behind these upgrades—to help drivers be more comfortable on the road and increase their job satisfaction.
But what's in it for the company?
Making amenity upgrades to fleets can be a costly venture for organizations; however, the long-term cost savings might be worth the investment. When implementing some of the upgrades, especially better seating, mattresses, and refrigerators, companies see their drivers improve their health and sleep patterns.
By implementing these upgrades, companies can experience some of the following benefits:
- Healthcare savings
- Reduced driver turnover
- Increased driver job satisfaction
- Electric, heating, and cooling cost savings
When it comes time to evaluate and brainstorm how to attract and retain better drivers, consider adding fleet amenity upgrades to the list!