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7 Great Ideas for Truck Driver Appreciation Week
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7 Great Ideas for Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Next week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, so hopefully, you’ve been thinking of ways to show your gratitude to the hardworking people who ...

Make Every Week Truck Driver Appreciation Week
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Make Every Week Driver Appreciation Week

 When was the last time you showed your drivers how valuable they are to your company? Are you waiting for driver appreciation week?

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Creating a Career Path for CDL Truck Drivers

Do you have enough quality drivers in your fleet? That’s a rhetorical question because we know the answer is no. What if you could reduce accidents, l...

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High Driver Turnover Highlighted in HireRight's 2021 Benchmark Report

Looking for industry news on essential recruiting and retention trends? Look no further. HireRight® released its Global Benchmark report this summer c...

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Why Your Drivers Voice is Critical to Recruiting & Retention

You have a powerful driver recruiting and retention resource sitting at your fingertips: your current drivers.

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Voice of the Driver: What We Learned from the 2020 OTA Driver of the Year Nominees

7 Things Owner/Operators Should Know Before Buying Health Insurance
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7 Things Owner/Operators Should Know Before Buying Health Insurance

As an Owner/Operator, you are tasked with operating a business and driving professionally. That is two full time jobs and we know it’s just the beginn...

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Advice From Ohio's Top Drivers at the 2019 OTA Driver of the Year Awards

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Virtual Driver Orientation with the A-Suite's Newest Integrations

Welcome to the new age of driver training, onboarding, and orientation.

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The First Step To Driver Retention: How You Recruit Drivers

If you’ve read our articles before, you’ve heard this one many times: there’s no silver bullet to solving your driver problem. You struggle to find, r...

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Webinar Recap: How To Manage Recruiting, Compliance, and Training in the COVID-19 World

On June 9th, AvatarFleet President Scott Rea was featured on a webinar hosted by the Ohio Trucking Association on the topic How To Manage Recruiting, ...

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How to Manage Recruiting, Compliance, and Training in the COVID-19 World

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Driver Retention Re-Invention

  Why Does Driver Retention Matter? Before COVID-19, unemployment rates were at record lows - drivers had the leverage in the supply and demand equati...

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How COVID 19 is Affecting Truck Drivers And What You Can Do

During COVID-19, we’re all counting on drivers to keep the stores stocked with the essentials. Consumers rely on them, the economy relies on them, and...

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Tax Credit for CDL Training Expenses

Finally, a tax break for the trucking industry! This is big. Unlike the old joke that begins with, “Hi I’m from the government and I’m here to help yo...

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Recruiting and Retention Tips From The Best

Chad Hendricks hosted "the Dr. Phil of Trucking" on his “Recruit and Retain” podcast, who had five great points worth sharing with our readers. Charle...

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Recruit & Retain: New Ideas To Solve Your Driver Problem

High driver turnover often snowballs for trucking companies. You suffer from high turnover and need more drivers. However, you have a hard time findin...

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Better Dispatchers Lead to Better Retention

Your dispatchers could be causing you turnover. Of course they don’t mean to, but we hear it from drivers time and time again. Drivers often quit base...

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CDL Finishing School Achieves Prestigious PTDI Certification

MACEDONIA, OH - AvatarFleet, LLC is excited to announce its strategic partnership with the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). AvatarFleet is ...

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Driver Shortage Tops ATRI, It Should Not Be an Issue for You

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AvatarFleet President Scott Featured in FreightWaves Video

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Retention Re-Invention: Solve Your Drivers' Problems

The OTA  Annual Conference took place in Cleveland, OH September 16th and 17th. Held by the Ohio Trucking Association and the Ohio Association of Move...

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Retention Re-Invention 2: Building a Driver-Centric Culture

On September 16th and 17th, leaders in the transportation industry will gather in Cleveland, OH for The OTA Annual Conference. Held by the Ohio Trucki...

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Why Should You Care About Driver Retention? | AvatarFleet

Mark your calendars: The OTA Annual Conference, held by the Ohio Trucking Association and the Ohio Association of Movers, is taking place September 16...

How To Do A Successful Driver Rehire Campaign
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Why Rehires Are Your Best Lead Source

This blog post was updated on March 26, 2021.

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How to Improve Driver Retention with Mentorship Systems

Think back to the first job you ever had. Picture yourself walking through the door on your very first day. You may have been excited, but you were al...

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How to Influence Your Drivers to Stay

One of our clients was telling us a story that we hear a version of all the time. This particular story was about a top performing driver named Nancy....

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Retain More Drivers: Treat Them Like People

Do you know the top 5 reasons drivers quit a company? Some are obvious, like inadequate pay or not enough hometime. Others however, you might not expe...

The High Cost of Driver Turnover
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Why Is Driver Turnover So High?

Follow the Data Last month, I read an interesting article in the NATMI monthly newsletter. It was written back in September 2018 by Stephen V. Burks a...

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Creative Solutions to Driver Compensation Problems

If your driver retention numbers are as bad as the industry average, you can change that! It should be no surprise that pay is one of the most common ...

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How to Hire Your Next All-Star Driver: Lessons From OTA

The Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) recently celebrated the 2019 Driver of the Year Award. Twelve professional truck drivers were recognized for their...

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Truck Driver Shortage Argument R.I.P. | AvatarFleet

Well it’s finally happened. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics just published a lengthy report suggesting that there is no evidence of a driver sh...

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Driver Retention

Between advertising, recruiting, on-boarding, and training, it costs you thousands of dollars to hire just one driver. So it hurts all the more to see...

You Ain't So Perfect Yourself
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You Ain't So Perfect Yourself!

I’ve spent my career studying human nature and why people do the crazy things they do. Understanding human behavior lays the foundation for developing...

How to Create Millennial Drivers
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How To Create Millenial Truck Drivers

Millennials became the largest generation in the workforce in 2016. Even so, most trucking companies fail to effectively recruit and retain millennial...

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One Solution to the Driver Problem: CDL Finishing School

The New York Times published an article this past summer on the changing demographics of American truck drivers. Fleets no longer consist only of midd...

Politicians, Dispatchers and Drivers
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Politicians, Dispatchers and Drivers

I spend a lot of time thinking about the driver problem. Generally, I don’t bring it up in conversation because I’ve learned most people aren’t quite ...

Restaurants and Driver Retention
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Restaurants and Driver Retention

What if you ran your trucking company like a restaurant? What if you treated your drivers like customers? Sound like a strange comparison? Maybe, but ...

Stop the Insanity
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Truck Drivers Stop The Insanity! | AvatarFleet

I apologize if this title is politically incorrect. However, it comes from none other than Albert Einstein who defined insanity as “doing the same thi...

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How to Quickly Grow Your Semi Truck Driver Pool | AvatarFleet

On November 8th, I sat in on a driver recruitment panel at the second annual Ohio Trucking Association Technology Conference. The focus of the panel w...

How Do I Retain My Best Truck Drivers
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How Do I Retain My Best Truck Drivers?

Trucking is a relationship business. Drivers are people and their issues are your issues. Driver retention is all about establishing clear expectation...

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3 Lessons on Solving the Driver Problem | OTA Conference

5 Ways to Show Your Drivers You Care
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5 Ways to Show Your Drivers You Care

 

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How to Choose a Driver Training Program: Typical Challenges

This article serves as Part 3 of 3 in a series on Choosing a Driver Training Program

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Help Make Trucking A Good Job To Have

Driver First, Customers Second

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Why You Need Driver Finishing School

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Creating a Career Path for Drivers: Why It's Important

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The Truck Driving Championships: A Great Driver Retention Tool

Use Social Media To Keep Drivers Invested
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Invest In A Driver-Centric Brand

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Three Lessons from the Titans in the Trucking Industry

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Top 5 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Quit Your Company

 

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Bad Bosses Cause Driver Turnover

Why Structured Interviews Reduce Turnover
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Why Structured Interviews Reduce Driver Turnover

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Invest in Your Drivers to Reduce Turnover

Money can’t buy happiness or your driver’s loyalty. But you need to provide enough of a consistent salary, so they don’t have to worry about making th...

Four Best Practices To Improve Onboarding
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Four Best Practices To Improve Driver On-Boarding

When it comes to professional driving, the first 90 days are your critical period for retention. These first three months are pivotal for a driver dec...

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Managing Organizational Change

Organizational change is usually conceived as logical, rational, orderly, and completed on a predictable time-frame. In reality, it is usually messy, ...

Use A Culture Contract to Improve Driver Retention
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Use A Culture Contract to Improve Driver Retention

Driver retention depends heavily on company culture. In an article from Heavy Duty Trucking’s online magazine, Deborah Lockridge, Editor-in-Chief wrot...

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What Truckers Think Will Help You Find More Drivers

You can’t understand a driver’s experience working for your company if you don’t ask them. You have drivers that come to work everyday and enjoy worki...

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Live From OTA Part 4: Implementing Driver Finishing School

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3 Safest Truck Drivers on the Biggest Subjects in Trucking