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Job Hopping: Is It Worth It In Trucking?

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on Apr 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM
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Job_Hopping_Is_It_Worth_It_In_Trucking.pngWe have all been there, the company you work for is unpredictable, they tell you one thing but do another, you need to find a new place to work. It is understandable to find a company that works for you. Keep in mind, the more you move, the more red flags appear for recruiters. Here are four negative effects from job hopping.

  1. Insurance companies say that someone who hops from job to job is a risk.
    The more you change employers in a year, the more difficult it will be for a good safety conscious company to hire you.

  2. There are a plethora of statistics in the industry that says someone who job hops is a safety risk.
    A person who is a safety risk is unhireable. Did you know, if you have more than three jobs in one year, you are twice as likely to have an accident versus someone who has a more stable job history?

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  3. The more you move around, the more it shows a recruiter that you are less likely to stay with his or her company.
    Bad trucking companies exist; we know. It is also the professional truck driver’s responsibility to do his or her research before starting a job at a new company.

  4. It’s expensive to bring a new driver on board.
    The average cost of hiring a new driver within his or her first 90 days is roughly $4,000 or maybe more!

It’s the recruiting department’s job to find quality professional truck drivers to join the team. By doing so, recruiters do take a close look into a person’s work history.

That trucking company with a big sign on bonus may seem like a good idea at the time but it may not always be best for you. Before you make the big move, weigh the options.


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