How satisfied are the drivers at your company? What about truck drivers nationwide?
The answer to that question, and many others, can be found in Drive My Way’s 2023 Driver Happiness Report. Using data from the responses of over 500 professional truck drivers across the nation, we have analyzed driver satisfaction rates and the factors that affect them and compiled it into a downloadable PDF— and the results might surprise you.
When asked if they were happy at their job, only 51% of drivers said yes. This result comes as a 3% decrease from our 2019 Happiness Report, when 54% of driver’s answered positively.
While happy drivers are more likely to stay at their carrier, and three times more likely to refer others to their employer, drivers overall are nearly twice as likely to look for a new job than they were in 2019.
The report isn’t just numbers, however. Drivers also made clear what employers can improve on to decrease turnover and increase retention rates. Compensation and communication topped the list, but there were plenty of other areas where drivers feel employers could step up to increase satisfaction.
Interested in learning more about what these drivers had to say? Wondering what changes could differentiate you from your competition as we enter into 2024?
To download Drive My Way’s Driver Happiness Report on the state of satisfaction among professional truck drivers in 2023, just click to this link and enter your email and company information.
Drive My Way is a truck driver recruiting platform completely focused on drivers and their needs. We match company drivers and owner operators with CDL jobs based on more than 20 personal lifestyle preferences. If you believe we could help you reach your recruiting and driver satisfaction goals, visit our employer platform here.