Top Tips for Choosing a Truck Driver Staffing Firm

Companies in the market for a reliable firm to manage their truck driver staffing are looking for a way to save money and hassle. One thing they aren’t looking for is extra headaches because they chose an inferior staffing company. With their reputation on the line every time a truck bearing their name is on the highway, companies need to know they can safely rely on their staffing firm to deliver the best drivers possible.

NSC Technologies knows that one of the most important things for our clients is a sense of trust. For us, this means transparency and clearly structured contracts. Our commitment to safety and reliability has allowed us to attract the best drivers, which in turn has led to our remarkably low accident rate. We attract great candidates by offering them competitive pay and solid benefits, this lets NSC Technologies send our clients the very best talent available.

We’ve come up with some very critical items to consider when seeking a truck driver staffing company. And– you guessed it– we meet every single one of these criteria with flying colors.

For Carriers

We know that while our drivers work for us, they’re representing your company on the road. Here are some things to think about as you look for a staffing firm:

Past Employer Checks

At NSC we don’t take shortcuts. We know that not all issues or personnel problems show up through government records. Consulting former employers can provide important insight to driver conduct. We don’t give up on contacting past employers, and we require extensive documentation about past employment from all candidates.

Motor Vehicle Records from the Source

We get drivers’ motor vehicle records from state agencies, not the drivers themselves. This reduces the potential for fraud and gives you more confidence in your driver’s safety record. It seems simple enough, but not all staffing firms take this extra step.

DOT Compliant Drug and Alcohol Screening Program

This is another area where it doesn’t pay to take the easy road. Other companies may use invalid testing programs (such as instant tests). But our testing is completed according to DOT approved procedures at certified laboratories.

Sole Employer Status with Employees and Workers’ Comp

The reason our clients hire a staffing company is to remove the administrative headaches of hiring drivers. Our contract establishes NSC Technologies Inc. as each driver’s sole employer. We are responsible for hiring, termination, discipline, wages, salaries, benefits and compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. This is clear to our employees from the outset, and takes all of these issues off our clients’ plates entirely. This includes the all-important workers’ compensation, which is solely our responsibility in the event of a claim. Because our drivers are NSC employees, and not independent contractors, this means no tax-related surprises for clients.

Contractual Indemnity

Our contracts are specifically designed to protect clients from workers’ compensation claims. Our goal is to build a relationship built on trust with our clients. That’s why we put it in writing.

For Drivers

Our record of success is based, in large part, on the fact that we recognize that our drivers are professionals and treat them as such. We pride ourselves on treating our drivers with the respect they deserve. Drivers today are in high demand and most companies are finding it difficult to secure seasoned and well qualified drivers. We have industry trained professionals recruiting top talent across the country, we pride ourselves on staffing your position, not just putting a body behind the wheel.

Here are a few things for drivers to look for in a staffing company:

Employee Status

Our drivers are our employees, plain and simple. We take responsibility for your salary, benefits, workers’ compensation and more. This helps ensure that drivers are valued employees rather than dispensable contractors.

Competitive Pay

Driving a truck is a professional occupation that requires skill and training.  At NSC Technologies we believe in paying our drivers as the professionals they are. To secure the best talent sometimes you have to think outside the box using extra incentives to attract and hold on to your quality drivers.

Benefits

Like most great companies, NSC offers medical, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K program. We know that employee health is key to offering clients the best drivers available, and we’ll work with you to keep you healthy. We also believe in the importance of rest and family time, as well as saving for retirement.

To get started in a driving career with NSC Technologies contact us today.

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