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How to Find and Hire CDL Drivers to Meet Demand

gigsmart-admin | Mar 21, 2020

Whether you’re a delivery service looking for extra help on daily routes, or a trucking company in need of additional workers to cover line haul shifts, GigSmart can connect you with hourly, qualified workers to meet your business demands. As a Get Workers user, you have access to thousands of active CDL drivers who are ready to help at a moment’s notice and licensed to drive specialized types of vehicles, including tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, school buses, or passenger buses.

Find CDL Drivers Fast with GigSmart

GigSmart is a hiring platform that instantly matches businesses that are hiring with individuals looking for work. With thousands of qualified CDL drivers already on our Get Workers app, you are just a few, easy steps away from finding and hiring drivers.

Sign Up for a Free Get Workers Account

If you haven’t already, you can create a Get Workers hiring account by visiting or downloading our iOS or Android mobile apps.

Create a Shift Gig

Next, you’ll need to create a free Shift Gig post to source workers for your CDL driving position(s). To get started, tap the “Create Shift Gig” button.

GigSmart connects you to available workers via positions and qualifications. We know every driving Shift is a little different and may require various experiences and qualifications. You can get as broad or specific as you like with the types of qualifications you require your workers to have. These could include Driver, CDL Driver, Heavy Truck Driver, Heavy and Tractor Trailer Driver, Logging Truck Driver, Truck Operator, Truck Loader, and more.

GigSmart is here to find you the CDL drivers you need. Complete all of the prompts to fill in the details and qualifications of your Shift Gig. The more specific you can be, the better. At a minimum, we recommend including what equipment or tools to bring, what they should wear, and your customer service specifics. The information you provide on the Shift Gig, is exactly what is shown to Workers. These details help Workers determine whether or not they would like to apply to work your Shift.

Screen and Interview Applicants

While other solutions often use algorithms to find you Workers, GigSmart gives you complete control over who you hire. You will be notified as soon as qualified Workers apply. You can review their profiles, ratings and reviews, and certifications, and even use in-app messaging to confirm they meet your expectations and requirements.

Hire the Best CDL Truck Drivers

After you have successfully screened applicants, and they have passed the required checks, it is time to submit an offer and hire them. You can continue to use the in-app messaging and calling functionality to communicate with them until your trucking Shift is completed.

Manage Your CDL Drivers After Hire

Once the date of the Shift arrives, you can use the Get Workers platform to manage each temporary worker you hire. You’ll want to start their gig clock when they arrive at your job site. They can pause their clock at any time should they need to take a break for lunch or to rest. Once the job is completed, you’ll end the gig clock, which will take you to a Gig Summary screen. Here you can review all of the details of your Shift, like the total time worked. If they did a great job, you can even add additional payment in the form of a tip.

Lastly, we’ll ask you to provide a worker rating (from 1-5 stars), and we’ll give you the option to leave additional comments about the worker that will be visible to the GigSmart community. To keep it fair, we’ll also ask each worker you hire to leave you a rating and review as well. These community ratings and reviews help people find the best worker or requester for future gigs.

Benefits of Using GigSmart to Hire CDL Drivers

From certifications to key qualifications to MVR checks, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to finding and hiring the best CDL drivers for your business.  We’re a little biased, but we think GigSmart is the best way to find CDL drivers for your gigs. Here’s why:

  1. You’re in charge. You set the hourly rate for your workers, decide the number of people you need, and the date and time you need them. We match you with qualified professionals that align with the experience you need. 
  2. Before you hire, you can make sure applicants have the experience and qualifications yu are looking for and meet the Department of Transportation requirements necessary.
  3. We can help you find workers right when you need them. You can schedule shifts up to 30 days in advance, or you can source ASAP workers if you need help immediately.
  4. You can add worker background or motor vehicle records (MVR) checks as a prerequisite to your application.
  5. Every worker you hire is protected by Occupational Accident Insurance (OAI) at no cost to you.

Start Hiring CDL Drivers Now

Now that you’re familiar with the easiest way to find and hire temporary CDL drivers, are you ready to get started? GigSmart has experience finding qualified CDL drivers for businesses, both large and small. Gigsmart gives you instant access to background, and motor vehicle records checked CDL drivers.

Create your free hiring account and post your first Shift Gig to be connected to qualified and insured drivers who can help meet all your transportation company’s needs. Sign up for your GigSmart Get Workers hiring account today.

Need other drivers? GigSmart has on-demand drivers to meet all your needs.

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