The easiest and least expensive way to recruit truck drivers.

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Spectrum is helping employers recruit drivers better, faster, and in cheaper ways.

The reality about driver recruiting. Did you know that?

  • Only 1-3% of respondents to open driver positions are actually hired. A “respondent” is defined as a potential applicant who inquires about an advertised position.
  • Most hiring authorities report that for every open position they need to draw 33 to 100 respondents.
  • Industry research indicates that most hiring personnel spend .25-.5 hours per respondent (or 25-50 hours per 100 respondents) discussing the position details and responding to questions about the position.
  • As only 1-3% of respondents are hired on average, 97-99% of the time spent addressing respondents is spent on “non-hires”.
  • Of the potential applicants responding, only 50% will ever complete an application. This number can range as high as 80% for premium positions and as low as 25% for less desirable positions.
  • Roughly 50% of all respondents will fall off due to insufficient qualifications or lack of serious interest.
  • Of the applications completed, only 20-24% will pre-qualify to be interviewed, screened and further tested for the position.
  • 76-80% of candidates that complete an application will fail to meet minimal qualifications.
  • For the 20-24% of applicants that pre-qualify, most hiring authorities spend roughly 10.5 hours per applicant on background screening, interviewing and administration.
  • At $20-$40 per administrative hour this equates to $210-$420 per applicant to process each person on top of the processing costs incurred at the respondent stage.
  • Of the applicants who meet minimal qualifications only 5-12% will continue on to be hired.
  • 88-95% of applicant processing resources are directed toward “non-hires”.
  • Industry research indicates that on average, 130-176 man-hours are required to process 100 respondents in order to fill 1-3 open driver positions.
  • Though it is the most significant portion of the recruitment process expenditure most organizations do not track or include the cost of “non-hire” recruitment processing when calculating per candidate recruiting costs.

Recent studies reveal that the number one trend positively affecting the business world is business process outsourcing. Cost savings is a primary driver behind the phenomenal success of outsourced business process solutions. Commercial driver Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is an outsourced driver recruiting solution that is unparalleled at improving driver recruiting effectiveness as well as reducing driver recruiting expenditures. RPO matches the dedication level of an in-house driver recruiting initiative while reducing overall recruiting cost and improving driver recruiting accuracy.

Spectrum is helping employers recruit drivers in better, faster, and cheaper ways. Spectrum Driver Recruiters works with major companies that have large, decentralized fleets to streamline their complex recruitment processes. From a single centralized fulfillment center in the Midwest our recruiting footprint covers the entire country, and can guarantee to save your organization a minimum of 25% off your current in-house recruiting costs. If upon engagement, we are unable to fulfill that promise, we’ll eat the difference.


For more info on outsourced driver recruiting solutions from Spectrum contact us at 855-795-1100.

Spectrum Driver Recruiters

The easiest and least expensive way to recruit truck drivers