Brad Ball, Roadmaster Drivers Schools and Chuck Wirth, American Institute of Trucking recently participated in a panel entitled From Text Book to Log Book. The panel was held at the Truckload Carriers Association – Recruiting and Retention Conference, February 11-13, 2013 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
The session discussed how carriers and truck driver training schools should work together to recruit and retain new drivers to the industry. You will learn the best practices for building a good relationship with a school, what the roles of carriers and the schools should be in the relationship, and how to share information and resources to ensure that newly trained drivers have a smooth transition from their CDL training to being on the road alone.
- The top reasons truck driving schools find that new drivers leave the industry and how to mitigate those concerns
- Best practices for recruiters presenting to drivers-in-training at truck driver training schools
- Matching the carrier’s business model to the school’s operational model to benefit both parties