General Workforce is your go-to staffing specialist team whenever you are hiring employees for your business. Over the years, we have worked with people who are in need of partners when it comes to transporting goods and services to their clients. Whether you are in the food delivery business, or in a large-scale industry that requires help from various driver classifications, we are here to help.
Understanding Transportation Industry
Considered as one of the most important sectors in the economy, the transportation industry has a huge role to play when it comes to movement, not just of products, or people. Every single day, this industry is crucial in ensuring that goods and services reach their recipient. There are many types of companies under this industry, among them are logistic firms, delivery companies, and airlines, as well as shipping and railroad services. Also included are all other services that cover provision for transportation infrastructure.
At General Workforce, however, we specifically provide classifications of drivers that are covered by our staffing specialists. We have in our list names of CDL – A/B drivers, delivery drivers, and all other driver classifications needed in the business sector.
Federal standards classify CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) drivers into two, namely CDL-A and CDL-B drivers. Those under the CDL-A category are allowed to operate semi-trailers or trailers that are fitted with at least two axles. This covers vehicles with a GCWR or gross combination weight rating of over 26,000 pounds. It has to be understood, though, that the GVWR or gross vehicle weight rating of the towed vehicle must also be at least 10,000 pounds.
The CDL-B classification, on the other hand, is a driver who is allowed to operate straight vehicles with lighter weights. This also includes a vehicle that tows another vehicle without exceeding the 10,000-pound maximum limit.
All Driver Classifications
Apart from CDL driver classifications, as mentioned previously, there are also other driver classifications that you may need in operating your business. Here is a list of them:
- Class C: This is for car drivers with a basic license
- Class M: This is for those driving two-wheel vehicles like motorcycles
- Class B: This type of driver can drive non-commercial buses, as well as farm vehicles, and recreational vehicles
- Class A: This is someone who can drive all the vehicles mentioned under this classification
A delivery driver is in charge of delivering a wide range of items and is expected to follow specific driving routes as well as time schedules. He or she takes charge of inspecting, operating, and preparing the delivery vehicles. Likewise, this driver also needs to load and unload delivery items to and from the vehicles.
Apart from these basic responsibilities, delivery drivers are also tasked with any or all of the following:
- Collect payments from clients
- Inform customers in case there are new products and services that the business offers
- Complete reports and logs to track service hours
- Resolve complaints whenever necessary
- Ask for feedback from clients
- Follow regulations and safety standards set by the DOT
Benefits of Hiring Transportation Workers
Hiring transportation workers will do a lot of good for your business. Not only will you be able to hire suitable drivers, but you will also have peace of mind. You no longer have to worry if they are licensed or accredited as well because when you hire one from staffing specialists like us, we will do all the screening, even provide training for them.
How Our Transportation Staffing Specialists Can Help
We, at General Workforce, are a team of highly qualified human resource managers, who always know what is required from transportation workers. We make it a point that we look into their credentials, focusing on their clean driving record, and professional training they underwent, if there is any.
Why Choose General Workforce?
General Workforce is known for putting our clients on top of our priorities. Our pool of employees comes from the best of the best, and we have already looked into their potential. While we do this crucial part of the hiring process for you, you need not pay a lot for our services. That is guaranteed value for your money.
If you think that hiring us for your staffing needs would dent your expenses, we are also happy to inform you that we value your money. We provide you with qualified welders at competitive costs. Reach out to one of our transportation staffing experts by calling us at (718) 674-6829 or sending us an email today.