How To Recruit A Truck Driver
For over 10 years, the writer of this article have been working in the staffing industry and already have a class a drivers license. 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.
But there is a good news today and like all the job markets out there, the tables will be turning soon and there will be a high demand on truck drivers. There are now an increasing number of truck drivers that are willing to work and that is because of the recent financial and economic situations that is happening around the world. Finding the right driver for your business or company is really important. This is why the industry right now seems to be formulating the classic screen out when it comes to recruiting.
Knowing what a screen out system of recruiting is the first thing that you should know. A screen out recruitment system is when a transportation company will be combining the guidelines from insurance industry, the government regulations, and the deal breakers for the candidates truck drivers in order to create a check list. The check list has the sole responsibility of screening all the potential drivers who will not be meeting one or more of the criteria on the list.
You need to know why companies are looking to hire truck drivers. The work of the truck drivers in the company is to deliver the products and services that they are providing their clients and 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. 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.