Introduction to Hiring Garbage Truck Drivers

Whether you’re new to the trucking industry or a veteran driver, there are some things to consider when hiring your next garbage truck driver. Hiring the right person can be critical for your business, so getting it wrong can be costly. Here are some tips to help you choose wisely:

Check References

When you’re hiring garbage truck drivers, it’s important to check references. When checking references for honesty and reliability, it’s best to talk with someone who has had direct experience working with the candidate. For example, if a driver has worked for your company before but is applying for a new position elsewhere in your organization, ask someone from that department what they thought of the employee’s work ethic and ability. If there is no mutual connection between you and the employee (for example if they have never worked at your company), then talk with people who have had regular contact with them as part of their job duties (like managers or HR staffers).

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Track Records and Background Checks

Track Records and Background Checks.

There are several things you should consider when hiring a truck driver:

  • Do they have a clean criminal and driving record? This can be found through the [Department of Motor Vehicles] and other government sources.
  • Do they have a good work history? You may want to talk with previous employers or ask for references to see how they got along with coworkers, supervisors, etc.
  • Do they have a good work ethic? They should be able to show you how long it took them to learn their job responsibilities, as well as demonstrate how much effort they put into their daily tasks.

Screening Questions

Once you’ve decided to hire a garbage truck driver, it’s important to conduct a thorough screening process. The right questions will help you suss out whether or not the candidate is worth hiring.

First, ask them about their driving history. A good driver should have at least two years of experience behind the wheel and be able to answer questions about where they’ve driven, how often they drove during that time period, and how many times they were in an accident or had any other kind of issue with law enforcement during those years.

Next, ask them about their experience with whatever equipment type your company uses most often (tractor trailers are the most common). If someone has been driving trucks for only a few months but says that he/she can drive whatever we need him/her to drive without any problems at all then there could be some red flags here as well!

Finally ask them about their previous employers’ customers: Did he like dealing with them? Did she enjoy scheduling deliveries? What was her favorite part about working for those clients? Is it important for us as well?”

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Be clear with what you’re looking for

When the time comes to hire a truck driver, you need to be prepared with what you’re looking for. The more clear you are about the job description, requirements and expectations of the position, benefits and salary range, and hiring process from start to finish (including any tests or interviews), then the easier it will be for drivers to understand exactly what is expected of them.

Don’t skimp on salary

To attract and retain the best drivers, you’ll want to pay them a salary that is competitive with other companies. This will help you hire the best people for your company and keep them happy at their jobs.

Safety Standards and Procedures

It’s important to have a strict policy in place and then make sure that everyone follows it. You should be clear with your expectations, and be prepared to enforce them if necessary.

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We know that hiring the right truck driver for your company can be a difficult process. After all, there are so many factors to consider when trying to find someone who will fit into your business—their experience, their personality, even their appearance. But if you keep these important tips in mind while searching for candidates, you’re sure to get results! And remember: the more time you spend on screening applicants and checking references before they start work with you, the better off everyone will be down the line.