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Driver Retention Resource Center

Are you maintaining the driver team that your company needs?
Are you ready to replace the influx of drivers retiring over the next five years?
Read more below for tips on how to recruit and retain the best drivers.

Facts About Driver Retention

The driver shortfall was expected to reach the highest level on record by the end of 2017. (ATA) If current trends hold, the shortage could swell to over 174,000 by 2026. (ATA) The American Trucking Association reports that common market reactions to the driver shortage include:

Key items to consider when improving driver retention include:

  • Pay Increases
  • More at-home time
  • Lower driving age
  • Improved driver image
  • Transitioning military personnel to careers as truck drivers
  • Relationships with your drivers matter
  • Provide a positive driver orientation experience
  • Establish strong driver/dispatcher relationships from the start
  • Demonstrate respect for drivers with comfortable training rooms and hotel rooms

Spireon Driver Retention Resources

Driver Retention: The Undercover Trucker Reports – on demand webinar

Kelly’s experiences will shock you, entertain you, educate you, and arm you with information that will improve your recruiting and retention efforts. He will also answer your tough questions.

In this informative program on what causes drivers to leave and how to retain them, Kelly Anderson, President of Impact Training Solutions, will share his experiences as the “undercover trucker,” where he is hired by fleets to go through their entire Recruiting, Orientation, and On-boarding process as a driver.

Kelly will outline

  • The most frequent offenses
  • How they adversely affect recruiting and retention
  • And how to correct them

Kelly’s experiences will shock you, entertain you, educate you, and arm you with information that will improve your recruiting and retention efforts. He will also answer your tough questions.

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Optimizing ELD: Compliant, Yet Asleep at the Wheel – on demand webinar

Now that you have ELD, you have a lot of useful information at your fingertips.

But how do you use it?

Typically, about 12% of any fleet of drivers on any given day or night will fall well outside the company’s operational safety parameters. How can you use your ELD and GPS data to improve driver safety and productivity?

Join us for this informative webinar with leading expert Dean Croke, who will discuss:

  • What kind of information you can get from your ELD
  • How to use that information to improve driver safety and increase driver productivity
  • How to develop driver education/corrective action programs that work
  • Why compliance and safety don’t go hand in hand
  • And more
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How Much Are You Losing on Detention Every Day? – white paper

Ask any trucking company as well as its drivers, and they’ll tell you much they despise detention. And, for good reason. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), detention is costing the trucking industry more than $3 billion annually in lost time and productivity. It’s also causing tremendous frustration and dissatisfaction among drivers.

Download our free white paper to learn:

  • How to spot inactive trailers
  • How to get a handle on trailer activity/inactivity and how to calculate time spent waiting at customer locations
  • How to modify your customers’ detention behaviors
  • How to negotiate favorable contracts
  • How to help your customers save money by identifying areas for improvement
  • How to gain control over yard checks

…all of which contribute to happier, more productive drivers!

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Protect Your People and Profits Through Driver Safety – white paper

OSHA reports that one out of every five drivers will be involved in a traffic accident this year. Download our white paper to learn the facts about accident causes and how you can prevent them:

  • 90% of rear-end accidents are caused by delayed driver reaction
  • 41% of accidents were due to driver distractions and aggressive driving behaviors
  • How companies are managing drivers who behave aggressively
  • And more

…all of which contribute to happier, more productive drivers!

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Improve Driver Retention with Tips from the Undercover Trucker – white paper

Struggling with driver retention? Get practical, use-it-now advice from Kelly Anderson, The Undercover Trucker – a trucking consultant who has investigated multiple trucking companies.

You will get tips including:

  • 18 key focus areas you need to manage to retain the best drivers
  • How to establish good relationships between drivers and dispatchers
  • What makes your orientation effective and welcoming
  • How to make drivers feel important
  • And more
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How to Combat Driver Fatigue – white paper

Now that you’re collecting ELD data, do you know how to make the most of it to protect your drivers and improve your profitability?

Download our white paper now to learn how you can find out:

  • Who your riskiest drivers are, and when
  • Which of your drivers are most likely to exhibit risk-taking behavior
  • Which drivers are the most and least productive
  • How to protect your drivers from spurious claims by motorists
  • And more

Find out more about how your company can use your ELD data to improve your bottom line.

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How to Reassure Your Drivers that GPS Isn’t “Big Brother” – white paper

Do your drivers see fleet management and GPS solutions as “Big Brother” spying on them?

It’s important that all of your team understands the benefits of fleet management for both the company and the drivers.

Now you can easily explain that – with our complimentary guide, “Fleet Management: It’s Not About Big Brother.” This quick-read guide will give you:

  • Advice from the experts – companies that are successfully using fleet management systems
  • 4 key tips for a smooth rollout
  • How to respect driver privacy and communicate with your drivers
  • How to explain driver benefits, with specific examples
  • And more

Find out more today about how you can build trust with your drivers and improve retention while using a fleet management system.

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