Tips On Recruiting 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. The recruitment of quality truck drivers is the basis on why the industry will be really heading on a perfect storm because truck driving is a really important role in the economy. 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.
And today there is a good news because like all the other jobs out there, the tables will turn soon and there will be a demand in 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. The important thing is finding the right driver for your company or business. That is the reason why the industry seems to be formulating the classic system of screening out when it comes to recruiting.
Knowing what a screen out system of recruiting is the first thing that you should know. It is every time a transportation company will be combining the guidelines of the insurance industry, and the regulations of the government as well as the deal breakers for the candidates of truck drivers to build 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.
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 serves as the arm of execution of the company every time the load will be obtained. Most of the time the transportation industry will be using this type of hiring every time it will be using a firm checklist of all the qualifications based on pass or fail with all the potential truck drivers.
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.