Archive for the ‘Driver Recruitment’ Category

September 7th, 2017

Did you know that there are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States?

In fact, one in every 15 working Americans is employed by the trucking industry according to the American Trucking Associations. The food in your fridge, the furniture you sit on and the car you drive were all delivered on trucks.

National Driver Appreciation Week is September 10-16th and we encourage you to choose an activity below to show professional drivers everywhere that they are appreciated!

Pay it forward. Do you know those stories about someone in a drive-thru window paying it forward? You can do the same thing at a truck stop. Whether it’s coffee or a lunch, small gestures can have a big impact.

Witness a good deed? Pass it along! We’re quick to share negative experiences, yet a positive interaction can sometimes go unrecognized. Did you see a driver avoid an accident due to safe driving or are you a customer who had a positive experience with one of our drivers? Tell us!

Advocate for infrastructure improvements. Trucks move America forward, without them grocery store shelves would be empty in less than a week. Write, call or email your legislator asking for them to invest in our infrastructure to help keep our roads safe for drivers everywhere.

Practice safe driving habits on the highway around trucks. Avoid distracted driving, obey road signs and don’t hang out in their blind spot. Distracted driving puts so much more at risk than just yourself.

Say thank you. Most drivers spend weeks away from their family missing birthdays and holidays. Whether it’s a family member or friend send them a quick note letting them know you appreciate their sacrifice.

Share what you’re doing on social media and use the hashtags #CFISaysThanks and #ThankATrucker to help spread the message.

Whether you were hired/contracted with us yesterday or closing in on 40 years of service, CFI thanks you for the difficult job you complete day in and day out.

December 29th, 2015

Earlier this month, we shared driver experiences with Wreaths Across America (WAA). Our company’s participation and support of WAA each year is part of our larger commitment to veterans — a commitment we reaffirmed that same weekend at a historical Statement of Support signing event coordinated by FASTPORT for the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR).

Senior Manager of Driver Recruiting, Gretchen Jackson signs the Statement of Support

Our Senior Manager of Driver Recruiting, Gretchen Jackson, joined FASPORT, ESGR, the Department of Defense and more than 40 employers at the Pentagon on Dec. 11 to participate in the ceremony. There, we formally pledged XPO Logistics Truckload’s support for their Guard and Reserve employees, vowing to advocate for them while they pursue their careers and fulfill their military obligations. This pledge affirms that we are ready and able to stand as first responders in veteran employment.

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The purpose of the Statement of Support program is to increase employer backing by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Alex Baird, ESGR Executive Director said in a press release from FASTPORT, “Today, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.” The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support of employee service in the Guard and Reserve.”

When asked about the experience and XPO’s participation, Gretchen said, “We’ve always seen the value of supporting our nation’s military. It’s the right thing to do. It’s why we participate in programs like Wreaths Across America, why we rolled out our True to the Troops program earlier this year and why we have our own military advocate to help not only hire, but work with our service member employees to ensure they are succeeding in their careers while being able to meet their service requirements.”

If you have questions about any of our military programs, please contact us to learn more about XPO Logistics Truckload’s commitment to our military members.

September 14th, 2015

We do our best to show appreciation for our drivers every week of the year, but this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we are celebrating along with the rest of the country! According to the American Trucking Associations, this week recognizes the 3.4 million professional men and women who deliver our goods and keep our highways safe.

Professional truck drivers are at the core of our nation’s economy – they move the products we all use every day across the country. Truckload drivers, especially, put in extra effort to deliver products safely and with a smile. We are extremely grateful for all of your hard work. To show our appreciation, we will be hosting free BBQ lunch events at each of our terminals. If you are unable to make it to a terminal event, we will reimburse you up to $15 for a special lunch on the road. We hope you can join us. Thank you for all that you do!

 

Join us for one of our National Truck Driver Appreciation Week events:

Joplin, Missouri event: https://www.facebook.com/events/855177521266186/

Dallas, Texas event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487229224933350/

Laredo, Texas event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1598882760353255/

Taylor, Michigan event: https://www.facebook.com/events/418034645054535/

West Memphis, Arkansas event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703966183170387/