Driver Retention, Recruitment and Relationships

Driver Retention, Recruitment and Relationships

Is your fleet, like so many in the transportation industry today, facing a high driver turnover rate? If so, how do you attract and retain the best drivers? How do you make sure your drivers are well trained, informed, safe, and satisfied? The more you build good driver relationships, the more likely drivers are to stay, increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Driver Retention, Recruitment and Relationships

Managing high driver turnover rates and projected shortages is one of your biggest challenges. According to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) study, it typically costs $8,000 to replace a driver. This affects your operational costs, your company's ability to provide good customer service, and your bottom line.

To attract and retain the best drivers, you need to focus on developing good relationships with your drivers. With the help of Omnitracs' suite of platforms and applications, you can do this by addressing many of the underlying causes of driver dissatisfaction, such as lack of convenient training, lack of consistent information from managers, inconsistent schedules, and manual record keeping. You can rely on our technology and support--we have been helping companies like yours for more than 25 years.

Timely, convenient training–With Wi-Fi, Media Manager, and In-Cab Training, your drivers receive training when and where they need it. This flexibility means less time away from home for drivers--a major source of dissatisfaction--and less cost for your company.

Improved flow of information–With Wi-Fi, Media Manager, Internet, and email, your drivers receive the critical information they need from managers, such as responses to requests, driver load board, vacation scheduling, and pay history, increasing their satisfaction and productivity.

Efficient scheduling and trip planning–With Hours of Service and Trip Manager, you can keep track of hours and schedule trips for maximum productivity.

Easy, paperless record keeping–Applications such as In-Cab Scanning, Hours of Service, and Vehicle Inspection Report allow your drivers to log hours and reports quickly, easily, and securely.

Immediate safety alerts and monitoring–With applications and services such Critical Event Reporting, Performance Monitoring, Vehicle Inspection Report, and Predictive Performance Service, you and your drivers have immediate access to information about safety behaviors and risks. You and your drivers can identify and improve unsafe driving situations, decrease CSA violations and accident frequency.

Safer driving–Omnitracs' applications, such as In-Cab Navigation, are integrated with the MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200 in-motion user interface and text-to-speech capability, so that your drivers can follow turn-by-turn directions without taking their eyes off the road. Our user interface design team delivers applications and interfaces that help your drivers remain productive and less distracted.

According to Dave Kraft, director of industry affairs, driver distraction in commercial vehicle operations is among today’s biggest issues for safety management in the transportation industry. For example, according to the FMCSA, drivers who enter a text message while driving are 23 times more likely to have an accident. So how do drivers benefit from modern mobile technology and stay safe at the same time?

The challenge facing the industry today is: How to eliminate the risks of driver distraction while maintaining capabilities for mobile computing systems to deliver the value that is essential for driver productivity and industry freight delivery efficiency… Technology such as Omnitracs' MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200 gives drivers critical information in a format that helps minimize distraction.

Put our driver retention, recruitment and relationship solution to work for you today! With our complete solution created with the driver in mind, we help you keep your best drivers working safely and productively so you can concentrate on running your business efficiently and profitably.

For more information, please refer to the Omnitracs Safety Knowledge Center, which will help you stay current with new measures to address distracted driving.

For additional updates about distracted driving programs, see:

  • Where Are All the Drivers? Guide to Improving Driver Retention and Recruitment

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    Al LaCombe from Dupre Logistics shares how Omnitracs fleet management technology helps his fleet with driver relations and retention.

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