The trucking industry continues to struggle under the weight of too few drivers. One Statista report found that the industry needs 162,000 new drivers by 2030 to meet growing demand, noting that driver shortage is one of the largest problems in the industry.
Considering this demand for qualified drivers, it’s more important than ever for companies to hold onto as many as they can. Take a closer look at this guide to driver retention. While providing roadside assistance is a key factor that will impact driver retention, there are a few other areas that require attention too.
Opening up communication is a good place to start for any organization struggling to maintain valuable staff, including drivers. Often, these are the areas of concern truckers want their fleet owners/operators to address:
Being progressive and consistent in providing supportive services to truck drivers helps them make the most out of their job while also ensuring they can consistently meet their life goals. Work towards a more balanced work-life balance with programs you implement, as doing so shows employees you value them.
STTC offers 24/7 emergency roadside assistance that can help your employees enjoy peace of mind and motivation to stay on the job. Let’s talk about how we can help you support your drivers. Call now at 610-954-8473 or contact us online.
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