Stay Metrics creates new reporting tool for driver survey data

Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers, has released a new platform for its suite of driver survey products that include onboarding surveys, fleetwide ongoing/annual surveys, and exit/departure surveys.

Joining the surveys in one platform, called Stay Ahead, consolidates reporting and lets carriers make the most of their data, the company says.

“The Stay Ahead tool helps carriers stay ahead of turnover, stay ahead of driver satisfaction, and stay ahead of growing their fleets,” said Mary Malone, vice president of business development at Stay Metrics. “It’s solidly focused on the future and making that future as successful for carriers as possible.”

Stay Metrics Bundles Survey Products into New Stay Ahead™ Platform


August 28, 2019

As the centerpiece of this new platform, Stay Metrics is introducing a new tool for reducing early-stage driver turnover (drivers who leave within the first year with your carrier, what we call “new-to-you” drivers). The Intervention Opportunities feature makes Stay Metrics’ proven onboarding surveys even more effective by pointing out exactly which drivers need attention to stay during their first year.

Stay Metrics offering free Driver Appreciation Week ideas

Refrigerated Transporter

August 19, 2019

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) created and promotes Driver Appreciation Week (DAW), which runs Sept 8-14, to express recognition and gratitude for drivers’ hard work during the week after Labor Day, though each carrier decides how it will celebrate and what it will do for drivers.

This Driver Appreciation Week strategy compilation contains creative and successful practices drawn from interviews with a wide variety of top fleet executives and managers. The strategies are organized into five categories.

Fleets share best ideas for Driver Appreciation Week

A newly published compilation of ideas to help carriers make the most of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), Sept. 8-14, is available from Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers.

The Driver Appreciation Week strategy compilation, titled “How to Celebrate Driver Appreciation Week,” is on the Stay Metrics website for free. The publication has creative and successful practices drawn from interviews with a wide variety of top fleet executives and managers.

Early-Stage Driver Turnover on the Rise

The early indications for drivers hired in 2019 seem to be following this trend. Averaging several months together and comparing by year shows this most clearly, with 84.9% of drivers hired from March through May 2019 staying a full 30 days with their carriers, compared to 86.3% over the same period in 2018.

This trend is even more pronounced at the three-month mark, the company said. Among drivers hired in the first quarter of 2019, only 64.9% made it 90 days on their new jobs. This is almost a 5% decrease from 69.3% during the first quarter a year earlier. This downward trend on the average driver retention rate is consistent with recent American Trucking Associations turnover measurements. The ATA recently reported turnover at large carriers increased 5% in the first quarter of 2019.

Early-stage turnover increasing in trucking industry, Stay Metrics says

July 25, 2019

The Stay Days Table was recently expanded to include a column for “Average Days Stayed” that is calculated once a driver group has reached 365 days since their hire date.

Stay Metrics CEO Tim Hindes said the key insight from this update is that early-stage turnover is increasing overall across the industry.

While drivers hired in January 2018 stayed an average of 283 days, drivers hired in June 2018 stayed only 216 days on average, a decrease of 67 days.

They leave because they can

Fleet Owner

July 15, 2019

I was listening to a webinar a few weeks ago about the driver shortage. One of the speakers in answering the question, “Why do drivers leave?” gave this answer: “Because they can.” That struck me as simple but profound.

In fact, given today’s low unemployment level, all of your employees have many other options to choose from.