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Ryder Attracts New Drivers With More Home Time

July 9, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Ryder Attracts New Drivers With More Home Time Ryder Attracts New Drivers With More Home Time

Ryder System Inc., which provides truck rental, supply chain management and fleet management services, says it has discovered that more time at home, a stable schedule and predictable pay are all benefits that attract new job candidates looking for professional driving careers.

Ryder employs about 6,000 drivers in the U.S. and Canada and a majority of those positions are within the Ryder Dedicated business, which helps balance dynamic routes with more home time by scheduling its deliveries regionally, so that its drivers return to a home base on a daily or weekly basis.

The company believes this model provides drivers with more predictable schedules and compensation, in addition to the rewarding experience of being part of a dedicated team serving one customer.

Ryder’s goal is to keep the best drivers, and that commitment is demonstrated by its mission statement that includes treating each driver with respect; providing predictable and fair pay; providing clean, safe and reliable equipment; providing work-life balance by being home most nights; and providing drivers with a say in their work assignments.

This “Promise to Our Drivers” helps Ryder to achieve one of the best driver retention rates in the industry, with annual turnover at one-fifth of what’s typical for a long-haul trucking company, according to Ryder.

At any given time, Ryder has several hundred open driver positions due to business growth. Because of its safety culture and onboarding program for new drivers, Ryder continues to attract qualified candidates eligible to apply for driver positions.

In addition, Ryder continues to recruit drivers with military experience. The company’s military recruiting website at helps veterans easily match their military skills with open positions at Ryder. For example, a military veteran with experience as a Motor Transport Operator can enter his or her “88M” Military Occupation Code to find open truck driving jobs at Ryder. Ryder has also become a corporate member of the Women in Trucking Association to help connect company recruiters with women interested in truck driving careers.

To be eligible to drive for Ryder, candidates are required to have a Commercial Drivers License and an outstanding safe driving record.

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