With driver turnover down in 2020, Roadmaster Group plans to go lower

February 23, 2021

Historically, driver turnover rates have aligned with freight market conditions. When freight rates and volumes are going up, turnover increases from drivers searching for better job opportunities. During a recession or periods of uncertainty, drivers tend to stay put.

True to form, in March 2020 driver turnover screeched to a halt when states issued lockdown orders attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Stay Metrics (SM), which is now part of Tenstreet, tracks the retention rates of drivers on a monthly basis. The retention rate of drivers hired by carriers in March was higher than any month in 2019 or 2020.