How To Recruit A Truck Driver
The writer of this article have been working in the staffing industry for 10 years an already received a class a drivers license. Truck driving is really playing a vital role in the economy that is why the industry will be headed to a perfect storm in regards 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 the good news today is that like all the other job markets out there, the tables will be turning soon and truck drivers will be highly in demand. And because of the recent financial and economic situations happening all around the world, there are now so many truck drivers that are willing to work. The important thing is finding the right driver for your company or business. That is why it seems like the industry is formulating the traditional screen out system when it comes to recruiting truck drivers.
You need to know first what is a screen out system of recruiting. 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. The transportation industry most of the time will be using this type of recruitment when a firm checklist of qualifications based on pass or fail will be used on all the potential truck drivers.
The check list or screen out approach is high recommended for particular things that would clearly inhibit the recruitment, but when you reach that point moving forward, it is also encouraged to use the screen in approach. It is important to know the aspects for the success of the position that you will be hiring for and then create a behavior based, factual, and theoretical questions for interview to obtain the responses that will let the recruiters be aware if the candidates have the traits that will make the driver successful in that vacant job in the organization.