Pay and Safety Affect Truck and Van Fleet Driver Retention

With a freshly revived economy, businesses are doing their best to attract new talent to the workforce. But for fleets, holding on to existing drivers is equally important. So far in 2021, average driver turnover at large trucking fleets was at 92%, while at smaller fleets, it was 72%, according to the American Trucking Associations’ latest employment report.

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How Positive Coaching Can Improve Fleet Driver Safety

Drivers have a difficult job. They spend hours of their day navigating traffic and dealing with other drivers while focusing on arriving at their destination quickly and safely. The pressures of job productivity can lead to bad driving habits like speeding, hard braking, and aggressive acceleration and potentially cause accidents. Luckily fleets have tools that can help identify these bad driving habits and address them. Video telematics systems can monitor the vehicle, and the driver and systems like the GPS Trackit solution can assign a score to evaluate how a driver is performing. Read More

Fuel is one of the most expensive regular costs that businesses have to deal with. The American Transportation Research Institute found that fuel costs were the second-highest cost to trucking fleets behind only driver wages, making up as much as 24% of regular operating costs. Fuel prices can be volatile and subject to sudden increases based on factors as unpredictable as international politics, the weather, or even cyber warfare. These factors make it difficult for fleets to predict their impact.

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