3 challenges of hiring in transportation (and what you can do about it)

The transportation industry is a rapidly growing and highly competitive field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for transportation workers is expected to increase in the coming years. With the rise of e-commerce and the need for efficient logistics, more transportation companies are emerging. This growth has put a significant strain on companies when it comes to hiring in transportation.

In this post, we review the three biggest challenges that come with hiring in the transportation industry and how you can get past them.

High turnover rates

One of the biggest challenges facing hiring in transportation is high turnover rates. According to Omnitracs, turnover among truck drivers can reach up to 300%. This staggering metric conveys the difficulty transportation recruiting teams face in maintaining a consistent and reliable workforce.

Time-consuming hiring process

Another challenge for hiring in transportation is time-consuming and often inefficient hiring processes. With high volumes of applications and outdated hiring systems, it can be difficult for recruiting teams and company managers to efficiently screen candidates and quickly identify the best fit for their company.

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Increased competition

With a large number of job openings, transportation companies face stiff competition when it comes to hiring quality talent. Many job seekers tend to accept the first job offer they receive, which makes it challenging for companies who don’t have fast hiring processes.

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How an ATS built for high volume hiring can help improve hiring in transportation

To address these challenges, many transportation company owners and managers are turning to high volume hiring platforms like Fountain. These platforms offer several benefits for the transportation industry:

Streamlined hiring processes

With an ATS built for high volume hiring, companies can streamline the hiring process and quickly—sometimes automatically—identify the best candidates for the job. Fountain’s technology enables the automatic screening of applications,  interview scheduling, and real-time feedback for candidates, leading to savings in time and resources for recruiting teams. Mobile-first technology also allows applicants to do everything from their phone—from applying to onboarding—simplifying the hiring process and getting candidates to work faster.


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Increased applicant pools

High volume hiring platforms also help broaden  the applicant pool by reaching a wider audience of potential candidates. For example, Fountain can post job openings to popular job boards and social media platforms so transportation companies can get their openings in front of a larger pool of applicants.

Seamless integrations

Fountain offers a variety of integrations to help streamline the hiring process. These integrations include connections to popular job boards like Indeed and ZipRecruiter, as well as background check providers like Checkr and Sterling. By integrating with these services, transportation companies can efficiently manage the hiring process from start to finish, all within the Fountain platform.

Final thoughts about hiring in transportation

The challenges of hiring in transportation are significant, but a high volume ATS like Fountain helps address these challenges. By streamlining the process, increasing the applicant pool, and integrating with your current tech stack, a high volume hiring platform can help transportation companies thrive in an increasingly competitive industry.

Learn more about hiring in transportation from our latest e-book, The Modern Hiring Guide for the Transportation.