Hiring the right driver for the job is always a consideration. Of course, the first thing you need is someone who either has a good driving record or someone who is capable to creating a good driving record.
If you are willing to hire a newcomer to the trucking business, it helps to get his/her driving record from before he/she became a truck driver as well as his/her scores from truck driving school. As a general rule, you will not have to pay as much for newcomers to the trucking business, but you will be taking the chance that their lack of experience may allow them to make mistakes, and cost you money.
One of the places on the WEB that offers an easy way to recruit truck drivers for your company is www.layover.com. This site offers several different services, both subscription based and à la carte. You can either fill out an inquiry form or call a phone number to get started finding the drivers you need. If you have put in the criteria you need and the type of driver you want to hire, www.layover.com has a driver base that can match your criteria instantly and send you an email with the names and contact information of the trucker(s) who meet it. Release forms are already ready so the recruiter can verify the potential driver’s driving record, how well he has worked for other employers, and what his/her drug and alcohol testing history is. You can also search for drivers based on their state of residence.
At http://laborresourcesinc4.reachlocal.net, you can lease the people you need to drive your trucks on a full-time, permanent basis. This company has been in business for over 25 years. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, this company also has mechanics, administration personnel, warehouse workers and dispatchers available. Labor Resources provides the administration of payroll and benefits, government tax reporting, training for safety and compliance, worker’s compensation insurance, screening for alcohol and drugs, contract negotiations, legal issues, labor relations, and DOT compliance. There are offices in other parts of the country as well as western Pennsylvania, so their clients can be taken care of with promptness and professional courtesy no matter where they live.
http://www.hiringtruckdrivers.com offers potential employers access to a wide pool of CDL certified truck drivers. Whether you need OTR drivers or people who want to stay in a local area, there are truck drivers available. They also help you sort the truck drivers you want by the type of trucking that you want them to do. If you are looking for students; teams; people to drive auto-hauling trucks, tankers, flatbeds, dry vans, household goods, or reefers. They also have owner-operators available who are looking for work. This site hand sifts applications to make sure that you do not get duplicate applications and to make sure that every applicant that you get is qualified for the job that you want to have filled. While this web page does not advertise what rates truck drivers are getting for different types of jobs, it does show advertising rates for recruiters. These range from $50 for a home state banner to $200 for 50 job postings monthly to $1995 for a banner that allows recruiters to have their banner load and turn up on the application page. That way, as soon as an applicant fills out his/her application, your information is right there, guiding him/her to your jobs.
http://www.driverfinder.net/index.html advertises itself as a totally free service. Since there are trucking companies advertising on that page who are looking for people to drive their trucks, it is quite possible that those companies are paying advertising rates. Whether they are or not, this is another place to find qualified OTR drivers.
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