The transport aspect of the construction business is highly critical because it involves the movement of construction workers, materials and equipment to various project sites. It is therefore a no brainer that well-trained and highly experienced drivers are required to ensure that these crucial construction project inputs are transported wherever they are needed safely and efficiently. If you are presently looking for the best drivers for your construction vehicles, you should be ready to square things off with other construction companies that also want to attract this talent.
If you want to have an edge over the competition, here are a couple of success strategies you can use.
Show your commitment to ensuring driver safety
Many construction companies think that the only way they can attract the best drivers is to offer them the highest wages and salaries. While having a well-paying job is a top priority for most unemployed yet competent drivers out there, safety is equally important. Driving is a job that poses significant safety hazards because the risk of a road accident happening is always present. Construction contractors that put in place effective safety measures to protect their drivers while they are on the road stand a better chance at landing the best of the best drivers. It might not seem like a significant thing, but letting potential candidates for heavy haulage trucking jobs know that you provide escort vehicles during transport of heavy loads can demonstrate that you are keen on ensuring road safety, for example.
Provide insurance for your construction drivers
As mentioned earlier, the risk of an accident taking place when construction drivers are on the road can never be completely eliminated. Therefore, it is important to purchase a comprehensive construction insurance policy that covers, among other things, damage to motor vehicle and workers' compensation claims. This way, your construction drivers can rest assured knowing that they will be compensated in the event that they get injured when they are transporting construction staff, building materials or construction equipment to the intended job sites.
Highlighting how the construction insurance you have purchased will benefit those who choose to work for you as construction drivers can help you attract several qualified drivers. Most construction drivers who are not in active employment understand the risks involved in their jobs very well, and are therefore want to work for a construction company that will cater to their welfare in case they get injured in the line of duty.