What's the Difference?

July 28, 2016

What's the difference?


As CEO at Action, I’m often asked how we recruit and retain our team of professional drivers. With a turnover rate that’s well below the industry average, others want to know our “secret.”

One of the first things any carrier has to consider when hiring CDL-A drivers is the company’s “brand” in the marketplace. After all, we should be able to explain to prospective drivers what we love about working at Action. We know that we provide our drivers with good pay, steady miles, reasonably-priced health benefits,and excellent retirement fund matching. Our annual W-2 wages are consistently high. Our decentralized dispatch provides a small carrier working atmosphere with large carrier support. Our equipment is late-model and well-maintained.

This helps to attract great drivers, but in reality, other carriers make similar claims. To the driver who is considering a change of carriers, it can be difficult to identify which one carrier to choose over the others. When drivers change carriers, all too often they find that the only real change is the name on the door.  

It’s the work we do that sets Action apart as a career choice. It’s important work.Impact work. Our work helps keep industry running. What we do helps make our neighborhoods and our world a cleaner, safer place. It isn’t easy work, but that’s alright with us. In fact, our motto is, “the harder, the better.” 

ActionResources is a premier hauler of specialty chemicals and hazardous waste. We travel where some carriers won’t go to haul freight; they won’t touch and we doit with pride and professionalism. To do what we do, we hire qualified drivers who are service oriented and have made a serious commitment to safety. Drivers who are a cut above the rest, both in qualifications and in attitude. Drivers who relish the challenge of a career that contributes more to our nation than another trailer load of toasters to a New Jersey warehouse. Drivers who proudly respond, “I got this” when presented with a load that requires extra care.Drivers who other drivers ask, “you do that?”

To join the Action Resources team, you’ll need a Class A CDL with tanker and hazardous materials endorsements. You’ll need a T.W.I.C. card, too, but if you have recently applied for one, we may be able to keep you running until it arrives. You’ll need an acceptable safety record and employment history.

Once you’re accepted, you’ll receive a week of intensive training from some of the best in the business. When finished, you’ll take your place on our team of serious professionals. Your family will enjoy our pay and benefits package, and you’ll have the satisfaction that comes from being one of the best, working for one of the best. Then, when others ask what you haul, you can smile and say, “the harder the better.”

Dean Flint



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