In a recent Transport Topics article titled, “Driver Shortage Defines Trucking for 2021,” Daniel Most, CPC Logistics’ vice president of operations and safety, weighed in on the pandemic-driven shortage of professional drivers, including the types of positions today’s truck drivers are seeking.
“Everything that you see is talking about what drivers are looking for,” Most said in his interview with Transport Topics. “It’s the home time built in with good pay, built in with the schedules that they’re looking for. A lot of the jobs that we hire for require unloading freight. That makes it even more challenging, and so it just seems like you have to really adjust the type of work that you’re hiring for in order to get the candidates to start to pile in.”
He also discussed addressing the driver shortage by recruiting a younger generation of truck drivers.
“I think the two options are creating a program where individuals can move into this field at a younger age where we’re not forced to try and peel them away as a second career option after they’ve already been doing something or target more of those other similar-type positions,” Most said in the article.
With more than 16 years of experience in the transportation industry, Most has managed every aspect of fleet operations, including equipment sourcing, evaluating transportation management solutions, and recruiting and maintaining driver forces. Since 2014, he has worked with CPC where he currently oversees the company’s nationwide network of driver safety managers and supervisors and advises its largest clients on location realignments, seasonal volume forecasts and more.
Read the full Transport Topics article here. For additional information about how CPC helps private fleets overcome the challenges associated with recruitment and retention by providing high-quality truck drivers, visit our website.