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I am thinking of starting a trucking company. What do I need to offer to make drivers want to work for me?

I know there are a ton of huge companies looking for drivers. What would I need to offer drivers to keep a small fleet of 5 to 10 trucks running regional. What I want is for drivers to want to work for me. That way I can avoid the high turnover that plauges the industry. I am not trying to get rich, just provitable.

Asked By: fingers - 3/24/2007
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My husband, dad, stepmom and many family members are drivers. One thing you should offer is running legal for one, on time paychecks, good pay (not 21 cents a mile) respect, and well maintained equipment are just a start... More
Answered By: fuzzyfellonmt - 3/24/2007
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First and foremost would be a decent salary, good benifits, including dental, vision and health. paid vacation and or bonus incentives... More
Answered By: greenhollow2 - 3/24/2007
 
You would be leasing on Independent Owner Operators to haul for you. You need to build a reputation for prompt pay to the driver after completion of transaction. Quick pay is the differientiator. Be prepared to prove it with testimonials from your current drivers. Respect their time. When you promise them loads...... More
Answered By: skes190 - 3/24/2007
 
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