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3 New Year's Resolutions for CDL Driver Verification of Employment

Happy New Year! Every year when January rolls around, we all get to make personal resolutions to help us grow and change for the better over the year to come.

Resolutions, however, don’t only apply to personal goals. Companies can make their own resolutions to help guide decision making and strategic planning throughout the year to come.

Many times, resolutions have to do with cutting out things that hold us back or keep us from becoming successful. In the world of trucking, one thing that often holds companies back and keeps them from operating efficiently revolves around the process of verifying previous employment. 

Traditionally, this mandatory process is extremely cumbersome and time-consuming. It can be the single most frustrating aspect of recruiting and qualifying drivers. Often it adds significant delays in hiring a driver, sometimes adding weeks to the process. Can you relate?

In this article, we share a few New Year’s resolutions you can bring with you into this new year to ensure you’re set up for success in 2020 and beyond!

Resolution #1: I resolve to stop wasting time on tasks that could be automated.

You’re already going through the work of gathering previous employment data for applicants, as well as responding to and completing employment verification requests manually. If you’re like most people, you constantly receive multiple employment verification requests for the same driver. Using DriverReach’s VOE Plus allows you to submit that record once, then redirect all inquiries to VOE Plus for purchase. Furthermore, those records are stored in a secure online database, and they belong to you. VOE Plus is simply a repository to allow for the quicker facilitation of the otherwise cumbersome process of verifying previous employment history for CDL drivers.

Resolution #2: I resolve to start getting paid for the work I’m already doing.

Now that you’ve resolved to store your employment records directly in DriverReach’s VOE Plus rather than constantly respond to previous employment requests manually, you might as well get paid for doing that work! When you redirect those inquiries to VOE Plus, and your records are purchased, you’ll get paid (cash) with little to no effort! In 2020, it’s time to start making the process of responding to previous employment verification requests truly worth it.

Resolution #3: I resolve to deliver a better recruiting process to drivers.

One unfortunate side effect of a clunky VOE process is that the CDL driver candidate ends up feeling the real negative effects. Modern CDL drivers want a fast, easy application and hiring process from carriers, and waiting around for employment verifications before they can be hired is an unnecessary roadblock for all parties. By utilizing DriverReach’s VOE Plus in 2020, you can deliver driver applicants what they want and stand out from the competition in the process. Let’s just say that if your team garners a reputation for a faster hiring process, your 2020 will be merry and bright indeed!

The DriverReach team is here to provide coaching, guidance, and strategic recommendations to help you achieve your goals in 2020 and beyond. To learn more about how your recruiting team can reach all of your VOE goals and more, visit

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