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Spectrum Driver Recruiters Introduces Guarantee

February 3, 2008

Spectrum Driver Recruiters has announced a program that guarantees their customers a minimum savings of 25% off their current in-house recruiting costs for commercial truck drivers.

A specialist serving the North American transportation industry, Spectrum Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services reduce costs for private and commercial carriers by as much as 50%, due to proprietary methodologies and resources. Spectrum Driver Recruiters has announced a program that guarantees their customers a minimum savings of 25% off their current in-house recruiting costs for commercial truck drivers. A specialist serving the North American transportation industry, Spectrum Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services reduce costs for private and commercial carriers by as much as 50%, due to proprietary methodologies and resources.

Competition for commercial drivers remains fierce, resulting in high costs for recruiting and retaining the best candidates. On average, the task of filling one to three open driver positions requires about 100 respondents and between 130 to 176 man-hours to process them, according to industry research. Spectrum reduces both the hiring timeline and the associated processing labor by using their proprietary techniques and their own national database of over 300,000 commercial truck drivers.

Volume-based communication processes ensure that open positions are announced within minutes, via phone, text messages, email blasts, and industry specific job boards, as well as Spectrum contacts in the driver community. “More drivers are reached in the first few hours after receiving
a request then most company’s internal initiatives can reach in weeks of truck driver recruiting,” says Ken Walker, Spectrum Driver Recruiters. “Our processes reach local drivers as well as drivers who are out over-the-road and may not have access to local newspapers. We have an on-going referral system, and can also identify ‘hidden candidates’ by using internet sites, career events, professional associations, and other means.” Spectrum also markets open positions to passive candidates who are already working elsewhere but willing to consider new job opportunities. Most transportation companies do not otherwise have the ability to reach out to working drivers.

Spectrum customers range from Fortune 100 companies to small and medium-sized fleet owner/operators. Spectrum eliminates the need for these companies to predict hidden and variable costs associated with driver recruitment. Costs for non- hire screening, support staff, supplies, and
communications, are all included in the Spectrum RPO program, greatly simplifying the budgeting process. Spectrum typically develops a one, 12, or 24-month plan to meet specific operational targets.

Spectrum performs targeted searches on behalf of its customers based on their specifications. Before submitting a driver candidate to its customers, Spectrum completes an in-depth series of interviews, license verification, a check into the past ten years of employment, and other capability, background, and compliance checks or tests. A complete DOT compliant driver file is provided. Spectrum teams are well versed in driver retention, regulatory compliance, DOT file maintenance and 3PL operations management.

Spectrum can also assist in determining the appropriate compensation level for drivers. “The bottom line is that we are delivering better candidates to our clients, faster, and at less cost,” Mr. Walker continues. “And, our retention rate is more than six-times higher than internally-managed recruitment efforts that typically average a retention rate of only one in three drivers after the first 30 days of employment. We become an extension of our customers’ business, assuming full responsibility for strategy, services and compliance.” For more information, email Chris Rzeppa at;

chrisr@mtsdm.com