Recruiting and Retaining Talent Amidst the Driver Shortage

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimate the trucking industry is currently short about 55,000 professional drivers. But with nearly 70 percent of all goods in North America being shipped on trucks, trucking companies know they need to have a strong strategy in place to attract and keep their drivers. Discovering the secret to keeping drivers happy lies in listening to the voices of professional truck drivers.

In this webinar, Ryder experts unveil what professional truck drivers really want and how addressing their needs can help ease the shortage. The answers are not what you think.

Learning Objectives:
  • What truck drivers really want from their employers
  • Best practices to recruit and retain drivers
  • How some companies are improving work conditions for drivers
  • How the right strategy can ease turnover and build a strong pool of talent for your company

Patrick Pendergast
Group Director, Talent Acquisition
Ryder System, Inc.

Mr. Pendergast joined Ryder in 2010, and has worked with all three business segments to build rapid delivery of key talent segments like Class A Drivers, Diesel Technicians and Engineers.  He has more than 20 years of staffing and recruiting experience with a diverse background in small, medium and large businesses. Mr. Pendergast currently serves on the board of Women in Trucking, as well as Mission United, a Veterans focused employment initiative.

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