With so many rules from the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) today, most carriers are skipping necessary steps to speed up the process when hiring drivers, putting themselves and other lives on the road at risk.
If you have not yet experienced the process of hiring a truck driver, we have prepared for you precisely what to expect during the process.
What to expect?
Prior registration is required before each interview. It is followed by an interview and an introduction to the recruiter. If the company is organizing a recruitment event, you can expect an on-site interview. This allows you to meet the recruiter and share more information about your background and career goals.
Recruiters will ask you questions about your previous experience, what makes you a good candidate for the position, and why you chose to work for the company you applied for.
Also, you don't have to wear professional clothes for the interview, but they will certainly not jeopardize your chances of getting a job even if you dress professionally.
Here, recruiters share more details about the job you applied for, including compensation, home-time, equipment, benefits, and more. Through this, you can learn more about the position instead of reading the job description from the ad.
If the hiring process takes place on its premises, it is an excellent opportunity to take you through the company.
In addition to live employment events, some trucking companies also offer virtual events for truck drivers. Zoom or other video platform is most commonly used to allow participants to virtually get to know the recruiter and discuss an open position.
So, if you can't come to the job interview in person, check to see if the company offers other options.
Trucking companies that offer employment usually advertise the event or mention it in posts on social media. If there is a company you want to work for in the future, feel free to contact them and ask about employment.
It's a great way to show initiative to hiring managers.