Let’s say a driver is making $750 a week and quits his job to go to another company! If it takes just two weeks for the driver to start receiving his new paycheck from the new company they are now working for the driver will have to make an additional $25 a week for 60 weeks or just over one year just to break even. Over one year to get the money back you missed making, get it?
There are many reason drivers lose money whenever they change jobs. Another reason is by not being able to build good solid relationships with dispatchers and management. The longer you drive for a company and show that you are a good driver the better. Drivers who get the jobs done legally and complain very little earn the most trust with carriers. Becoming a tried and proven employee is a major accomplishment working in any industry. As a new employee you will never get the best loads on a regular basis.
All the good drivers that have been with the company the longest will get the best loads first. The longer a driver stays with a carrier the better he becomes adjusted to the rhythm of the company. The better and more efficient the driver becomes running the routes. All this translates to more money for drivers.
Build a career by staying with a company. It is the right thing to do and history has proven it millions of times over. Stop chasing rainbows that don’t exist. If they had of existed you would have still be working for the last company you were at.
These are the things I include in my weekly orientations for new drivers. Why because I care about drivers and I want them to succeed.