McLeod Software — a provider of dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms — has announced that C.R. England Inc. has purchased and implemented HirePower, McLeod’s new module designed to reduce driver hiring time. HirePower streamlines driver recruiting through remote, paperless data entry of applications and a controlled, consistent application process, McLeod says.
“As one of the largest and fastest-growing U.S. motor carriers, we always need to recruit more drivers,” says Chad England, vice president for recruiting, training and safe driving. “Having outgrown our previous systems for processing driver applications, we began looking for the most effective method our recruiting and compliance staff could use to manage the driver hiring process. After we worked with McLeod Software to develop and test HirePower, we felt this new solution was the best option to help us process new drivers faster and make it easier for them to work with us.”
C.R. England specializes in temperature-controlled freight transportation. With more than 3,600 tractors and 5,000 trailers, the Salt Lake City-based company offers long-haul and regional service throughout North America. In addition, the carrier provides international inbound and outbound and dedicated contract carriage, as well as transportation management, brokerage, intermodal, traffic management and refrigerated LTL services.
Having added more than 1,000 trucks to its operation in the past two years, C.R. England is continuously looking to increase its roster of more than 4,500 drivers and independent contractors. The company operates four driver training schools nationwide where individuals new to the industry can obtain their commercial driver licenses. The company hires qualified graduates of its driving schools, as well as experienced drivers, independent contractors and graduates from other truck driving schools.
“We are thrilled to have C.R. England as the first fleet to use our newly released HirePower,” says Rick Halbrooks, vice president of sales and marketing for McLeod. “We understand and appreciate the demands C.R. England makes on its technology products, and knowing that HirePower met those demands is a real testament to our product.”