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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING
neglected asset - trailers. It's solely
responsible for structuring our drivers
hours of service to not only appease the
CSA world, but better route planning
practices with operations."
Attracting Drivers
Sharp Transport has stayed an attractive option for 140 employees today
because it offers a competitive package
that includes competitive pay, weekly
home time, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
insurance and 401K matching. The
company believes however, that it has a
couple major differences.
"The difference," Sharp-Schwalb
explains, "is that we have non-forced
dispatch on all our outbound freight;
drivers like having a choice. We want to
treat everyone like we would want to be

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treated and we want you to feel like part
of our family."
Despite its attractive benefits, the
driver shortage is a struggle for Sharp
Transport and every other transportation company. "There are not enough
trucks out there for the ever-increasing volume of freight and the biggest
challenge is to find qualified drivers,"
Sharp-Schwalb says. "You rarely ever
hear people coming out of high school
or college aspiring to be a truck driver."
Sharp Transport continues to
focus on being a more driver-friendly
company to attract new drivers. The
company offers a $3,000 sign-on bonus,
more dedicated routes and tries to get
more drivers home every night. Sharp
Transport also implemented a pay
incentive program last year - developed

by Shelton and the management team
- that focuses on drivers meeting daily
requirements to uphold the company's
mission of on-time deliveries and damage-free loads.
David Estes, a driver for Sharp for
more than 30 years says the company
"hit this one out of the park" referring to
the scorecard. Drivers receive additional pay based on a scorecard that
tracks their miles-per-gallon, on-time
deliveries, no accidents, clean inspections and cooperation with dispatchers,
for example. "They are graded on 20
things every month and receive an extra
two cents per mile if they meet these
requirements," Sharp-Schwalb explains.
"We are trying to incentivize them to
pay more attention to things that are
important to us."


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