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How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

Heavy Duty Trucking

December 11, 2019

Face it. Nobody likes to be talked at, least of all people who have places to go and freight to haul. Yes, we’re talking about driver orientation meetings — how to make them memorable for drivers and worthwhile for your fleet.  

That’s the goal of “Turbocharge Your Orientation,” a detailed, five-page white paper just issued by Stay Metrics, a retention-strategy firm. “The big problem,” the company contends, is that, “teaching anyone is a challenge, and teaching adults who just want to get through orientation so they can start earning a paycheck is even more challenging.”

Study: Many drivers not learning what they expect to learn in orientation

TheTrucker.com

December 10, 2019

Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools, has released a new research report detailing a multi-faceted approach for motor carriers to turbocharge their driver orientation and improve job satisfaction.

The report is available at no cost on the Stay Metrics website.

Recent results from driver surveys administered by Stay Metrics for clients during critical periods of early employment show that nearly one in four drivers are not learning what they expected to from their carriers during orientation, according to Stay Metrics CEO and Co-Founder Tim Hindes.

Report: 25% of drivers aren’t learning what they need to in fleet orientation

Every motor carrier must have an orientation training program to ensure that drivers comply with federal regulations and company-specific policies, but the impact goes far beyond compliance. Drivers begin entertaining thoughts of, “do I stay or do I go?” during the first hours and days on the job.

A new research report by Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools, details findings from surveys to drivers about the orientation process.

Stay Metrics research finds what why drivers most likely to give referrals

Stay Metrics, which provides driver retention tools for motor carriers, has new research identifying the top 5 reasons why drivers will make referrals within the first 90 days on the job.

“Attracting new drivers is difficult across the trucking industry, making referrals from current drivers more important than ever,” said Allyson Smith, a Stay Metrics data analyst who compiled the list. “The results of our latest research project highlight the aspects of work that most influence a driver’s decision to refer their carrier to another driver.”

Stay Metrics Finds Top 5 Reasons Drivers Make Referrals

Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)

November 19, 2019

Word of mouth is a powerful tool for recruiting and when a fleet is looking to fill an empty seat, what your current employees say can have a critical impact.

Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools, wanted to investigate the reasons that drivers would consider recommending their fleet to other drivers. Specifically, the company conducted research identifying the top five reasons why drivers will make referrals within the first 90 days on the job.

“Attracting new drivers is difficult across the trucking industry, making referrals from current drivers more important than ever,” said Allyson Smith, a Stay Metrics data analyst who compiled the list. “The results of our latest research project highlight the aspects of work that most influence a driver’s decision to refer their carrier to another driver.”

PS Logistics shares strategies for showing commitment to drivers

Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers, shared a case study on PS Logistics (PSL), one of the nation’s largest flatbed carriers, as part of its ongoing Success Metrics series.

PSL has sustained rapid growth over the last 15 years and today operates a combined fleet of 3,200 trucks. The company uses the Stay Metrics Drive for Gold Rewards Program to recognize drivers for performance, for compliments, for clean inspections and many other professional achievements.

The privately branded rewards program keeps drivers engaged by earning points from various recognition categories. As points accumulate, drivers redeem them for tens of thousands of items or travel options through the fleet’s Drive for Gold online portal.

Stay Metrics Identifies Why Drivers Leave So Soon

Transport Topics

October 7, 2019

Recent research concluded about one-third of newly hired drivers at a broad range of motor carriers failed to last 90 days, but experts agreed carriers could help stem the costly turnover.

Carriers, the expert said, could be more transparent about their work environment, and listen for telltale warning signs that emerge during hiring and orientation.

New research shows top reasons drivers leave within 90 days

Early-stage driver turnover is one of the most costly and disruptive factors for transportation companies. According to the Stay Days Table, an index by Stay Metrics that tracks driver retention across a broad range of motor carriers, only 64.9% of drivers hired in the first quarter of 2019 lasted 90 days.

“We want everyone to know how to increase the success rate for retaining drivers in the first 90 days and beyond,” said Tim Hindes, co-founder and chief executive officer of Stay Metrics. “The goal of our latest research project was to give motor carriers a list of five things they should be watching out for when bringing on new drivers.”

Stay Metrics to provide data for TCA inGauge platform

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Profitability Program (TPP) announced that Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers, has agreed to provide TPP members with proprietary data via the inGauge online benchmarking platform.

The data presented under the branding Stay Data banner will be provided to TPP participants as part of the inGauge platform which is managed by FreightWaves.

Stay Metrics will provide regular updates to the benchmarking data and highlight key insights that will be of interest to carriers seeking to remain competitive in the driver labor market.

Stay Metrics to Provide Proprietary Data and Insight to TCA Profitability Program (TPP) Members

Money News

September 17, 2019

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Profitability Program (TPP) is pleased to announce that Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers, has agreed to provide TPP members with proprietary data via the inGauge online benchmarking platform.

The data presented under the branding Stay Data™ banner, will be provided to TPP participants as part of the inGauge™ platform which is managed by FreightWaves®.

Stay Metrics will provide regular updates to the benchmarking data and highlight key insights that will be of interest to carriers seeking to remain competitive in the driver labor market.