Looking for a new job or a career change is not a desirable task for most people. I’ve recently put together a few resumés for friends desiring a change of pace and not once did I ever hear, “Wow, I just love looking for work. This is fantastic!” Actually, it was always the exact opposite, a sigh and off into the fray to see what will arise.
In an environment where a number of industries are facing worker shortages, making the job search as easy as possible for prospective employees is advantageous.
When someone opens the classifieds and has the choice between applying for a trades job running at $30/hour; or a trucking job running at either $0.50/mile, or between $60,000 and $100,000 per year it doesn’t become much of a choice.
For an inexperienced person the cost of training for either occupation might cancel that factor out. But it’s a lot easier to figure out how much you will make in a year at $30/hour, than it is to figure out how many hours it would take to run enough miles to earn a decent wage. And an ad as ambiguous as between $60,000 and $100,000 is similar to ads looking for carpet cleaners.
With HoS rules, GPS tracking, just-in-time delivery and numerous other technological developments to track a driver’s every move, would it really be that much of a stretch to have an hourly pay rate or annual salary?
It could possibly help attract new drivers to the industry if they had an actual idea how much money they will earn.
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