Tenstreet Q3 Market Index: Recruitment & Retention Rundown

Our roundup of industry data for Q3 indicates an especially strong rebound from the unpredictability of the pandemic years – as well as the usual seasonal signals that recruiting is headed for a holiday slowdown. Read on to learn more about what you should be prioritizing this quarter. To see enlarged versions of a chart, […]

Tenstreet Q1 Market Index: Recruitment & Retention Rundown

The transportation industry is always changing. While the pandemic appears to be waning in the U.S., new issues bring challenges to both carriers and drivers. Covid outbreaks in China, high gas prices, the war in Ukraine, and lack of equipment availability continue to introduce turbulence to trucking at large. Understanding what’s happening in the industry […]

The Case For Driver Rewards Programs

For years, Stay Metrics (now owned by Tenstreet) has offered a truck driver rewards program for our clients. Carriers award points to drivers. These points redeem for thousands of high-quality items, technology, housewares, travel items and more. One of the most common questions we get is, “Why rewards?” Doesn’t it make more sense to just […]

Funding Your Rewards Program: Is It Already There?

One of the most challenging aspects of setting up a rewards program at any carrier is funding it. Where does the money to invest in one of these programs come from? Let’s say you’ve read our case for a rewards program, and you are convinced. How do you find the funding in your business to […]

The Power of a Pulse Message

The driver recruiting landscape has seen massive changes since the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. Application volumes since mid-March are down 15-20% in both experienced and student drivers, making an already present driver shortage more acute for carriers of every size. Now more than ever, recruiting departments are competing against other carriers for […]

Hire Drivers Faster By Sharpening Your Axe

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, “If I had five minutes to chop down a tree, I would spend three of those minutes sharpening my axe.” Like much great advice, it’s the kind of counter-intuitive directive that can give some of us – including busy recruiters – pause. If I’ve only got five minutes […]

7 Driver Hiring Don’ts You Should Avoid

When there’s a shortage of drivers and a bounty of empty seats to be filled, it’s natural that companies would always be looking for new ways to attract top talent away from competitors and into their own trucks. But it’s important that your business not take shortcuts in its recruiting; the wrong techniques can attract […]

Pool Your Leads with the Import Tool

Leads here, leads there, leads everywhere. Getting leads from a variety of sources is a good problem to have since it gives you more possible candidates to vet, but the downside can be how difficult it is to assess candidates in different systems. It’s harder to be sure you’re getting the best talent when you […]

How To Use Driver Job Boards Effectively

If you’re a recruiter, it can seem like new ways to find drivers spring up every time you get online. The advent of technology has made options for both drivers and carriers abundant, but that also means it’s harder than ever to figure out which advertising platforms are best for your business and its needs. […]

Recruit Smarter, Not Harder, in the New Year

When a new year begins, most of us are overcome with the desire to make resolutions. Getting a gym membership, signing up for a cooking class, reorganizing the whole house – all of these things make us feel good because they promise a big change as long as we put in the work. But resolutions […]