retention

Get real — and retain your drivers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Basic marketing sense says you should sell your positives, but when it comes to selling your fleet to potential drivers, overselling may be causing higher turnover. Industry experts talking driver retention and feedback at the 2018 Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) convention say broken promises lead to higher driver turnover, with a large number of drivers walking out the door before they’ve been employed a full six months.

Leaders stress balance, mentorship at HR summit

TORONTO, ON - The career paths to leadership roles don't always take straight lines. Kelli Saunders, president of Morai Logistics, began by answering the ad for a telemarketing rep at a logistics company. Anne McKee, Chief Operating Officer at Trailer Wizards, began studying earth sciences. Michelle Arseneau, Managing Partner GX Transportation, was still in high school when she joined her sister at a fleet office job that paid better than local retailers. "I don't know if I believe in career paths," McKee adds. "Meanderings used to work very well for me." Despite the varied career paths, they share many similar career philosophies - and offered them up during Trucking HR Canada's recent Women with Drive summit in Toronto.