Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions, which offers truck drivers carrier-integrated mobile and online bookkeeping, tax and advisory services, announced the launch of its new Driver Placement Program intended to help carriers reduce the time and money costs of ongoing recruiting by connecting them with prequalified drivers who meet their criteria while helping drivers find those carriers that are the best fit for their skills and experience.
“Recruiting is quickly becoming the most important part of running an operation,” said Colton Lawrence, president of Equinox. “With so many people and resources focused on recruiting, carriers divert attention away from freight, customers, maintenance and other parts of running freight, all so they have enough quality drivers. This is the problem we are seeking to solve.”
Equinox said its Driver Placement Program screens and qualifies interested drivers who currently are not contracted with or committed to a carrier from among Equinox’s national network of thousands of drivers. “Drivers are carefully screened and qualified through a series of online and offline interactions, enabling us to partner with carriers in selecting and placing the best drivers that are the best fit for them, according to that carrier’s standards, geographic limitations and specialty needs,” said Jon James, vice president of sales and marketing for Equinox’s parent company, OnRamp Transportation Services.
Equinox said the program also provides drivers with the opportunity to be prequalified and placed with reputable carriers so they do not have to take on the burden of investigating and researching carriers that are the best fits for them. “The drivers tell us that one of their biggest challenges is sorting through all the competing claims of carriers who say running for them is the best,” said James. “Having an independent, objective placement service that sorts through all the competing claims in a way that is beneficial for both parties is a big help to drivers as well.”
Drivers can begin the qualification process at equinoxlife.com through the Driver Placement link on the top menu bar or by going to http://equinoxlife.com/index.php/driver-placement directly. Carriers seeking to learn more can contact Shannon Garlick, director of business development for Equinox, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 800-533-4230.