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Driving Force: Tips on How to Keep Drivers during the Slow Winter Months

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Driving Force: Tips on How to Keep Drivers during the Slow Winter Months

Winter is fast approaching. For many companies, this means drivers see a reduction in hours as the season changes. The Driving Force put together some tips on how to retain drivers during this slower period and stay prepared for the spring.

 

• Offer stay bonuses.

• Assign work rather than bid on seniority. Rotate jobs around all of your drivers to keep them active and engaged.

• Allow for employees to claim benefits for reduced hours when necessary.

• Utilize drivers for company projects when possible.

• Communicate with your employees and exemplify your company culture.

• Showcase your employees. Make them feel valuable. Post their photos and testimonials.

• Acknowledge milestones.

• Have your drivers take professional development courses. Manufacturers offer free courses to sharpen skills. Offer a small incentive for courses completed.

 

For more information, visit the Driving Force page on buses.org and be sure to check out the toolkit for recruitment & retention.

 

Attending ABA’s Marketplace in Grapevine? Don’t miss the Driving Force Session on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m.

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