Given today’s slow freight and falling driver turnover rates, there has never been a better time to evaluate your owner-operator program. When freight picks up – as it inevitably will – carriers who plan now for the good times will be well positioned to retain the best owner-operators and to recruit additional capacity.
The Partners In Business Retention Forum, brought to you by Overdrive and Castrol, offers a series of webinars designed to help you learn proven ways to help your owner-operators achieve business success. Mark your calendars now for these must-attend events:
The State of the Owner-Operator
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, 2-3 p.m. central
Owner-operators aren’t disappearing, but their business models are changing as they deal with high fuel prices and slow freight. The State of the Owner-Operator, using in-depth research and proprietary data, will examine the scope of this market and how carriers can team with owner-operators in win-win strategies.
- Linda Longton, editor of Overdrive, the nation’s leading owner-operator magazine
- Todd Amen, president and CEO of ATBS, the country’s largest owner-operator business services provider
Managing Fuel Costs
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, 2-3 p.m. central
The owner-operators who survive today’s volatile fuel prices will be those who gravitate toward the best fleets – carriers that help them with a fair fuel surcharge program and other operating efficiencies. Using real-world data from thousands of owner-operators, this webinar will share the best practices that top carriers use to help owner-operators manage their fuel costs to ensure business success.
- Richard DeForest, vice president fleet sales, ATBS, the country’s largest owner-operator business services provider
Hiring for Retention
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, 2-3 p.m. central
Analyzing driver behavior styles to learn what motivates and demotivates them can be an invaluable retention tool. By using that information to help carrier personnel interact more effectively with drivers, Armellini Express Lines’ turnover dropped from 100 percent to 38 percent. Learn the specific techniques you can use to improve retention and develop a more motivated, professional driver workforce.
- Dick Follis, president, Working Blueprint and vice president fleet development, Armellini Express Lines
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