Hiring and training drivers the old-fashioned way is expensive. Manually pulling MVRs and deciphering violation codes takes 20+ minutes per applicant, and onboarding new drivers is time-consuming and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.
When was the last time you used a paper map to navigate somewhere or read a book about home repair? In today’s world, technology helps us find our way and quickly learn new skills.
Technology can also help you hire better drivers and get them on the road sooner.
- Download MVRs and sort applicants from high to low risk — in seconds
- Put the repetitive parts of new hire training online — and cut an entire day from new driver orientation
- Assign remedial training to drivers with less-than-perfect records — so you can cast a wider net when hiring
Streamline Driver Screening and Onboarding
With Qorta, you can pull MVRs and assess applicants with a single click. In addition to the MVR data, you get a driver risk score from 1-21. The score is based on more than 20 years of driver data that helps predict which drivers are most likely to have another incident. It’s a simple, consistent way to make strategic hiring decisions (and the next best thing to a crystal ball).
Use Qorta to:
- Make data-driven hiring decisions — instead of educated guesses
- Gain visibility into driver behavior on and off the job — with near real-time monitoring
- Create hiring thresholds — and cautiously extend your hiring criteria when needed
When there aren’t enough applicants with clean driving records to fill job openings, you can use driver risk scores to gradually expand your hiring reach. Reject fewer applicants due to MVRs and use “premedial” training to reduce company liability.
Premedial training = remedial training assigned during driver orientation
Reduce Liability Exposure with Every New Hire
Let’s say you hire a driver with a few speeding tickets. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than hiring the guy with a reckless driving violation.
Knowing a driver has a bad habit isn’t the same thing as taking steps to correct that bad habit. By assigning (and documenting) training in speed management, you can reduce your company’s liability if that driver has a future incident. With Qorta University, you can assign targeted premedial training to new hires in seconds.
Online Orientation Training Saves Time and Money
If your fleet doesn’t currently use online training in its driver orientation program, you’re positioned to save a pile of money. A company with 1,500 drivers recently “found” $1,000,000 in cost savings after using online training to reduce expenses, improve driver retention and put new hires on the road sooner.
You may be surprised to learn:
- 55% of companies use online training to onboard new hires
- 49% of companies are currently overhauling their onboarding program
With recruitment and onboarding costs averaging $5,000–$12,000 per driver, it’s no wonder leading fleets like JB Hunt, FedEx and Ryder use online tools to hire and train new drivers. Also, some orientation topics just work better online, especially the repetitive ones like:
- Logging hours
- How to submit maintenance requests
- Benefits enrollment
- Pre-trip inspections
- Time off requests
- The company IT policy
Download our free guide to online onboarding and learn how to put safer drivers on the road sooner. There’s even a sample training plan to help you get started.
What’s in the Guide?
- Case studies and statistics
- Which DOT violations predict future incidents
- When to use online vs. in-person training
- The old vs. new way to onboard drivers
- How to create online training from existing materials
- The legal benefits of consistent, documented training
- How training improves retention
- Sample training plan