Tips On Recruiting 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. 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. The professional driver has an average age of about 50 years old and the government, guidelines, and insurance regulations are now tighter that is why the recent and future generations that will be joining the employment market are not interested to become professional drivers.
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 so many truck driver that are available and are ready to work because of the recent financial and economical status around the world. It is really important for you to look for the right driver for your business. That is the reason why the industry seems to be formulating the classic system of screening out when it comes to recruiting.
You need to know first what is a screen out system of recruiting. 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 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 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 will be the execution arm of the company when the load will be obtained. In most cases, a transportation industry will be carrying out this type of recruitment every time it will be using a firm check list of qualifications based on passing or failing for all the candidates for the position of truck driver.
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.