In many jobs, the grass always seems greener on the other side. This is especially true with trucking jobs. In fact, the American Trucking Association (ATA) reports many truckers change jobs within a year, giving the trucking industry one of the highest job turnover rates in any industry. Given the cost of changing jobs, that’s a lot of extra expenses.
More money, better routes or increased home time can all be effective lures to jump ship (or should we say trucks). In fact, changing companies has become almost as common as truck stops and tollbooths.
There are a lot of things to consider before you make a move to a different trucking company. In fact, once you look at the cost of changing jobs, you just might decide to stay put. Before you jump at the first offer that pays a little more or seems to have better benefits, it pays to consider the cost of changing companies.
You know, most companies value their best employees and trucking companies are no different. If you have a specific concern, before you make the decision to jump, pull your ideas together and talk with your current employer. There might be a solution less drastic than starting over somewhere else. Maybe they can get you a different route or additional pay. What have you got to lose? Exactly!
Finally, you might not think you’re going to stay in trucking, but then who knows what your job scene might look like in a few years. It’s good to remember some companies don’t hire people who hop around every year. Jumping from job to job can signal instability or immaturity. No company wants that, especially on dedicated routes like the ones operated by CRST Dedicated Services. We like our truckers to build relationships with our clients and represent our company well. If you’re interested in making an investment in your trucking future, we are, too. Contact our recruiters at 1-866-325-2778. Visit our CRST Dedicated website to see what routes are available in your area. Remember, we’re serious about trucking and want drivers who are, too. We’re waiting for your call!