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Qualifying Drivers and Avoiding Risks in a Driver Shortage Market

Thursday, December 6, 2018

December 6

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Topics:  Recruitment and Human Resources

Level:  All

Continuing Education Credits: This Live Learning webinar provides CE credit toward the Truckload Academy Human Resources (HR-RR or HR-L), or Recruitment (REC-DR or REC-HLC), and renewal of the Truckload Academy Certified Fleet Manager (CFM) designation, and NATMI Certified Safety Director (CDS) and Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS) designations.

This is the first in a series of webinars brought to you by TCA’s Recruitment and Retention Human Resources Committee and sponsored by the Workforce Solutions Webinar Series sponsors.

Before registering, make sure to update your TCA account password so you can receive the no-charge member rate.

Today’s recruiting environment challenges carriers of all sizes due to the industry-wide driver shortage and the high demand to move freight. Among the challenges are the labor and employment laws, and the risks associated with non-compliance, which can be very costly. ‘Ban the Box’ laws are becoming more prevalent, and companies hiring CDL drivers are at risk if they aren’t properly adhering to those laws. This webinar will discuss what companies can consider doing to avoid being guilty of discriminatory hiring practices.

In addition, you will learn about apprenticeship programs being used by CDL schools to put reformed criminal offenders through driver training with public funding and how carriers are hiring these drivers with success. You will hear tips and best practices to safely consider qualifying and hiring drivers from these types of apprenticeship programs.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What is ‘Ban the Box’ and why does it matter when recruiting CDL drivers?
  • When can criminal-related questions be asked in the CDL application process?
  • What criminal conviction information can be sought early in the CDL application process?
  • Insight into the benefits of hiring past offenders
  • How apprenticeship programs aid in hiring past offenders
  • How and why companies should provide this opportunity for drivers with criminal backgrounds

This interactive program will provide opportunities for you to ask questions.

Owners; CEOs; vice presidents; risk managers; safety, operations, and driver managers; human resources personnel; recruiting and retention staff.

  • Dave Osiecki, President and CEO, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC
  • Jeremy Reymer, Founder and CEO, DriverReach
  • Marilyn Surber, Employee Services Manager, Melton Truck Lines



Contact Ron Goode with any questions about the webinar.