Do You Need Transportation Staff? Here’s How to Hire the Best

Transportation represents a key part of your business. Pick your pun: it’s a key driver; it keeps your business trucking; it’s the last mile for your products.

OK, we’ll knock it off…but you get the point: Getting a quality transportation staff is important. However, there are problems to the sector that make it difficult to keep up a top-notch team on your own. Cost and scheduling concerns make hiring full-time drivers difficult.

That’s why it’s key to find a partner. Finding a quality staffing firm to help put together your transportation team eliminates many of the issues that commonly come up.

We know what you’re going to say … you want to keep as much control as possible. The right staffing agency will let you maximize your control, while minimizing your both your risks and your costs.

Three Things to Consider When Hiring Top Transportation Staff

Flexibility

Order flow isn’t always smooth. There are boom times and slow times. You don’t want to overstretch in the leaner months, but you need to have people ready to step in when things get busy. You don’t want to lose a big order because transportation has become a bottleneck.

Having the right staff to cover all eventualities is difficult. Managing part-timers on your own is a huge commitment of time and energy.

Working with a staffing agency can eliminate this problem. Your recruitment partner will always have the drivers you need available on short-term notice. This allows you to focus on your core business, while leaving you ready to take advantage of those surprise windfalls when they come.

Oversight

Here’s the thing about transport staff: they tend to drive off. In fact, that’s their job.

When you think about temporary employees, you generally think about production staff or office help – people who stay in your facility, under your watchful eye, generally tucked away from customers and vendors. Transport staff go off into the world, dropping off truckloads of supplies, casually interacting with clients.

You need to have a process in place to vet potential drivers and make sure they are up to your standards. You don’t want to cut corners, but who has the time?

That’s why a partnership with a recruiting firm can go a long way. Their professional screening process can ensure everyone who comes in – even for a one-time gig – puts your company in the best light.

Safety

You can control things at your facility. Everything has its place, and everyone has the appropriate training. Out in the larger world – where your transportation staff must go to do their jobs – things aren’t always as well managed.

Since so much of what’s out there is outside your control, make sure you control the one thing you can: your staff. Working with a recruiting firm gives you peace of mind knowing drivers meet a minimum level of safety competence. With the right partner, you know you are getting safe and conscientious help.

But where to find the right partner? Start with LaborMax. A leader in the transportation sector, its knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you bring in the kind of drivers you need to hit the accelerator on your business (we had to; just one more for the road – OK, two more). Contact LaborMax today for more information.