How to Recruit Top Drivers

December 12, 2019

Stuck on recruiting new drivers for your trucking company? Check out these tips!

1. Referral Programs

Your best recruiters are your own current drivers. Not only will they have tie-in's with other drivers they meet through their jobs, but they can help suss out the good, the bad, and the ugly. Consider offering a referral bonus for each hired candidate they bring in.

2. Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

If you are telling yourself that this is old news and you have tried this trick, ask yourself "Have I REALLY tried?". Social media plays an important role in marketing a business in today's society but it is no magic recipe. You still have to put in the effort by following/connecting with the right people, putting the right hashtags, and even (respectfully) direct messaging other accounts. There are different groups you can join and hashtags you can utilize as an ad for recruiting. Moreover, there are specific facebook groups you can join:

3. LinkedIn

While it is another social media platform, LinkedIn deserves an honorary mention because it serves a different target audience. It is a place where professionals go onto for the reason to connect with other professionals. Recruiters and applicants alike are going on it every day, hence the chances of you getting that driver is higher. Similar to Facebook, there are different groups you can join to serve your needs, making that hunt slightly easier by narrowing down your target audience.

4. Google Jobs

This is something that seems obvious but often slips from people's minds. The great thing about Google Jobs is that it pulls all the different jobs from the different platforms and brings in to one place. It allows for the posting to be more visible to people. Google does require you to have a website or use a third party but it also helps you send your job postings to different job boards via just one submission, making it much easier.

5. Job Posting Sites

If you decided that Google Jobs is not for you it does not mean you should shy away from posting on the many sites available at your fingertips. Sites such as Indeed, Monster, Glassdoor, etc are there to help bring jobs to people and to bring people to companies. You can set interviews or try to get to know who you might be bringing without having to stay away from running your business for too long.

Here is a list of a few trucking specific sites you can search and post to:

As well as the general job boards:

5. Driver Recruiting Websites

One of the easiest ways and most effective ways to both bring qualified drivers to your site as well as set the stage for google ad campaigns (to further bring people to your site), is to get set up with a website. By having a website, drivers can learn a bit about your company, what you offer, as well as apply directly to the site.

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6. Ad Spend

Once you have a website, you can create google ads that will put your website listing at the tops of drivers' google searches when searching keywords such as "hiring drivers" or "truck driver jobs". To do this, you will need a google account if you don't already have. Then go to to register and create a google ads account.

(Note: try to see if you can find a discount offer online. I believe if you set up a gsuite account they provide a discount towards ad spend). Once set up, you can create a campaign and specify those explicit keywords you think drivers will be searching online.

Hope these few tips help, happy recruiting and good luck!