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Truckers Quit When They Think Boss Fibs

SOUTH BEND IN - - It’s not money; it’s not home time and it’s not benefits. The chief reason drivers leave is that they feel their carriers aren’t living up to the promises made on hiring day.

That’s the result of a new study released this week by a transportation consultancy called Stay Metrics, based in South Bend.

In conjunction with Dr.  Gitta Lubke of  the University of Notre Dame, Stay Metrics surveyed 1,000 drivers from 10 different carriers to determine what the number-one reason for leaving a company.

“One might think it’s quality of life, time at home or pay that would rank at the top, but we discovered these were far less relevant to unmet driver expectations set during recruiting and orientation,” explains Tim Hindes, CEO of Stay Metrics.

The research has been enlightening for many Stay Metrics carriers, and Stay Metrics is helping its community of carriers reimagine their recruiting and orientation process.  

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Dad always said " You can watch a theif but you can't watch liar"


Recruiter: "With us, you get all the miles you want." 'nuff said.


not being home when promised is the umber 1 reason for me quitting. Pay shortage is next on the list.And dispatchers asking you to juggle log also on the top of my list


This is often the basic reason among the other things related, which could range from money to equipment to dispatch to area of preference of runs to home time and quality of life. I experienced one of the worst environments as far as communication and organization with respect to driver/dispatch management and day to day routines in my life in my last company which sucked the last remaining enjoyment for the occupation from me after nearly 20years driving for various companies including being an owner operator.

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