TransCore expands Driverlink service

by Canadian Shipper

HARRISBURG, Pa.-TransCore has upgraded its Driverlink online recruitment center with aim to make it easier for carriers to source and hire new drivers and owner-operators.

The enhanced site,, now includes automatic email alerts to drivers and carriers, as well as information resources for professional drivers. It is designed to help TransCore’s DAT Services and Link Logistics carrier subscribers cope with the chronically tight driver labor market.

Originally launched in 2000, Driverlink is a Web-based job hub that allows drivers to post resumes, search for employment and receive leads from carriers announcing job opportunities throughout North America. Currently, more than 5,000 drivers and more than 400 carriers use the service.

The American Trucking Associations estimates that 80,000 new drivers will be needed annually in the U.S. alone. In Canada, the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council estimates approximately 37,000 new truck drivers will be needed each year between now and 2008.

Drivers post their profiles online using a resume wizard and can search for available employment opportunities.

Drivers and owner-operators can participate for free, while employers pay a monthly subscription fee to post unlimited job openings and search for and receive leads on available drivers who match their needs. Single highway drivers and owner operators may use the site to search for local and long-haul jobs, including both regional and cross border work, says the company.

With the recent enhancements, Driverlink will now automatically forward email alerts to drivers and carriers, so they no longer need to log onto the site repeatedly searching for leads. The new Driverlink Community section also offers up-to-date information on mileage, weather and traffic conditions as well as a section for the families and children of drivers.

The new site includes a section dedicated to helping existing and future drivers find truck-driving schools that offer training for professional truck drivers. Existing truck driving schools can create a free online profile that details their course offerings. TransCore will continue to market Driverlink through advertising at more than 1,200 truck stops throughout North America.

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