Author: Megan Younkin, Consultant
The American Transportation Research Institute published a report on the top 10 critical issues in the Trucking industry. What is your strategy to address the challenges?
While there is no silver bullet to address all of the challenges, here are a few proposed solutions:
1. Select the right drivers for your company.
2. Develop a culture where teamwork and continuous improvement helps to optimize capacity.
3. Improve the effectiveness of your fleet managers in retaining drivers through leadership development.
About the Author:
Megan Younkin, People Element's Director of Consultant, has over 10 years experience analyzing client-specific surveys and interpreting the results for clients in several industries. Her trucking clients range in size from 200 to more than 15,000 trucks, including dry van, refrigerated, flat bed, and tankers. She works with leadership to improve the effectiveness of company drivers, lease purchase operators, owner operators, and independent contractors. Megan has been asked to speak at transportation conventions across the country on topics such as driver retention and taking driver satisfaction data to action. With her clients, she implements various People Element assessments and surveys, analyzes the results to find data trends, make recommendations for improvement, and provide tools that help to reduce driver turnover.