How to Hire a Truck Driver

How to Hire a Truck Driver

Hire a Truck Driver

Do you have your own business that is in need of a truck driver? Or does your delivery company need to add to its list of reliable truck drivers? A truck driver can help your company by increasing delivery areas while decreasing delivery time, all while getting your inventory to the right place with a detailed level of care. Here are some tips to help you find great truck driver candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common salary in Canada: $68,384 CAD a year
  • Typical salaries range from $20,300$81,500 CAD a year
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*Indeed data (CA) – Jan 2020


Benefits of hiring a Truck Driver

Bringing on the costs of truck rental, maintenance, and logistics can impact your bottom line. However, having your own truck driver can greatly benefit your business by: 

  • Work outside the restrictions and costs of a 3rd party delivery service
  • Increased accountability of deliveries and inventory
  • Added control of your deliverable goods

Skills to look for in a great Truck Driver

Driving a truck comes with a lot of responsibility, and determining which driver is right for your company can seem challenging. When reviewing applicants, be sure to look for:

Hard skills:

  • An up-to-date AZ license 
  • Other specialty certifications, such as hazardous materials or unique steering systems  
  • Familiarity with logistical supply chains, especially when dealing with refrigerated inventory

Soft skills:

  • A clean driving record free from moving violations
  • Upkeep in appearance, especially if they are interfacing with customers
  • Able to work independently

Writing a Truck Driver job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified truck driver candidates who are right for your business. A truck driver job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for truck driver jobs, such as: 

  • Truck Driver
  • Long-distance Driver
  • AZ Truck Driver

Interviewing Truck Driver candidates

Strong candidates for truck driver positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

  • Their familiarity with the delivery area, local traffic patterns, and habits
  • Basic emergency maintenance of the vehicle and truck driver license 
  • Properly securing inventory and deliverables 

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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