Category Archives: Truck Driver Staffing

Here’s Why You Should Partner With a Truck Driving Temp Agency

Here’s Why You Should Partner With a Truck Driving Temp Agency

Do you have your commercial drivers license, aka your “CDL?” Have you considered partnering with a temp agency to get some work? Why would you?

These days, truck drivers have plenty of choices when it comes to finding a job. One of those options is to work with a temp agency.

Many trucking companies are using temp agencies to find drivers, so it makes sense to work with temp agencies since they can connect you with jobs. Sometimes these jobs aren’t easily found in any other way, so a CDL driver will find jobs others won’t.

Why More Drivers Are Working With Truck Driving Temp Agencies

Temp agencies connect drivers with short term assignments. This could involve jobs that last a day or a couple weeks or months. For some people, they want short term assignments rather than long-term deals. Perhaps they plan to move to another area soon, or they have a major life event coming up like the birth of a child and want to take some time off from work. Short term assignments make sense for some people, especially during busy periods, maternity leaves, etc.

For those who don’t care too much about their assignments and just want a job that’ll get them paid well and paid quickly, temp agencies give them their assignments and they take them– without much control over the details of their schedule. Some truckers like this. “Just tell me what to do and where to go and I’m good” is the sentiment for some.

Finally, it’s a good idea to explore different options and opportunities. If you’re a trucker and you stick with one job for a long time and never see what else is “out there” you might be missing out on better deals. Temp agencies can introduce you to new people and different companies where you might be happier and better compensated in the years to come.

If you’re looking for a reliable truck driver placement agency to partner with, learn about the benefits of working with Platinum Drivers.

Here’s One Trucking-Related Reason the Cost of Goods is Increasing

Here’s One Trucking-Related Reason the Cost of Goods is Increasing

So, 2020 saw the world experience the Coronavirus pandemic. And what did that entail? Well, a lot of Americans were given money by the government, which is unprecedented, right? Usually the government demands its people give them more and more money. But in 2020 and 2021, suddenly the government is giving people $600 here and… Continue Reading

The Difficulties of Hiring Reliable Truck Drivers

The Difficulties of Hiring Reliable Truck Drivers

Few things are more important to a logistics company than having the right truck drivers in place. Hiring an inexperienced or incompetent truck driver could lead to major customer services issues, costing your company time and money as you work to rectify issues. As such, it makes hiring the right truck drivers a critical part… Continue Reading

What Things Do Millennial Truck Drivers Value?

What Things Do Millennial Truck Drivers Value?

Is your trucking company having a hard time attracting millennial truck drivers? This is a problem that the entire trucking industry is facing at the moment. There is a massive shortage of truck drivers, and it’s due in large part to the fact that some millennials don’t consider truck driving a viable career option. It… Continue Reading

How to Find the Right Truck Driver Staffing Agency

How to Find the Right Truck Driver Staffing Agency

How do you find the right truck driver placement agency? There are several things to consider… Employee Status First, there’s employee status. It’s better to be an employee than an independent contractor. When you’re an employee, the employer takes care of your salary, benefits, workers’ compensation and more. Pay and Benefits Next, how about benefits?… Continue Reading