States Get Serious About Driver Training
Select for Behavior, Train for Skill
Model for Industry
The rising demand for new truck drivers is being met with shrinking federal and state training budgets across the country. However, two states (Arkansas and Utah) are actually increasing driver training and achieving results that are the envy of the transportation industry.
By selecting candidates with the right behaviors for the job the Arkansas Workforce Service's federally funded "Rapid Road to Recovery Initiative" to train and place displaced Arkansas workers achieved 75% driver retention with their initial employer at 14-months.  The results were so positive Arkansas developed a state funded version of the program (Governor's Truck Driver Training Initiative) which has proven equally successful. 


This compares to a study of 16,659 inexperienced drivers conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute, "A Technical Analysis of Driver Training Impacts On Safety," that  found "more than 25% of new driver entrants were no longer employed by the carrier that initially hired them by the 60th day of employment. At 100 days, more than 50% of the new entrants had left and less than 3% worked for the original employer on the one year anniversary of the date of hire."  


Mike Kennedy, Grants Administrator for Arkansas Workforce Services, recently shared, "Consistent with our previous partnership on the U.S. Department of Labor funded Rapid Road to Recovery truck driver training project, you continue to deliver exactly what you promise. JOBehaviors is the key to selecting exceptional driver candidates."


After learning of Arkansas' driver training success, the State of Utah's Workforce Services revived their driver training program and has made passing the JOBehaviors assessment mandatory for recipients of state funded training.  Candidates throughout the state are directed to the online assessment which takes approximately 12-minutes to complete. Results are instantly emailed to the administrator.  Connie Laws, Program Coordinator, says "The assessment is  key to identifying candidates with the highest potential for training and job success."  
Innovative Public/Private initiatives are proving to be an extremely effective way to address future capacity demands. Improved selection leads directly to improved training completion, driver performance, retention, and...increased profit! 
Pre-employment test for truck drivers, JOBehaviors
Pre-employment test for truck drivers, JOBehaviors
JOBehaviors partners share their experience:

"As a transportation consultant this is the third opportunity I have had to work within a program which utilized the JOBehaviors assessments.  The level of student of which I have been in contact with, both on an educational and also behavioral level, have been exceptional.  

The JOBehaviors truck driver assessment, in my experience, has greatly improved the level of student, we are now placing within the industry.  Thank you again for your support and I look forward to working with JOBehaviors in the future."


Terry W. Barrett
Instructor, CDL

Mid South Community College

West Memphis, AR



"To date we've assessed nearly 1,000 candidates with the JOBehaviors assessment.  The administration of the system and retrieving assessments has been executed with ease. 


Your aptitude assessments have yielded great candidates. Our director of training recently stated that students enrolling through our program 'were a cut above the rest of the industry.'   
 Thank you for your contribution to the success of this program."


Shannon Samples Newton

Vice President

Arkansas Trucking Association

"We have quickly seen the value of JOBehaviors in our driver placement process. The online assessment system has allowed us to expedite the hiring of drivers who are truly a fit for the career of professional truck driver.


The assessment began to show its value early on in Orientation Classes...the drivers we've hired with JOBehaviors are compliant, engaged in the training, and enthusiastic about their new job. Even more -- once placed on the job, the higher scoring drivers have proven more productive and happy with their careers.


JOBehaviors is stunningly accurate at identifying the performance level of driver candidates and that is the real key to safety, productivity and efficiency for our customers."


Julie Behern 

Director of Recruiting 

Schilli Transport Services


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