Two Arkansas men have created an app that they hope will help companies stop truck driver turnover — WorkHound.
Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani created WorkHound as a way for truck drivers to communicate with their employers anonymously. The app allows trucking companies to easily collect feedback from many drivers, making it easier to identify and fix problems.
Farrell and Kirpalani say that WorkHound will help reduce trucking turnover by giving truckers a voice — and an alternative to quitting. Many drivers who have a negative experience with a trucking company feel that the only way that they can be heard is to quit. WorkHound hopes to offer these drivers an alternative. The fact that drivers can offer feedback anonymously means that they can feel free to be honest with their companies without fear of retaliation.
The WorkHound developers have done extensive research, even lurking on Facebook pages like ours at CDLLife, to try to create an app that truly helps to address the pain points in the trucking industry. And they appear to be making a strong impression on trucking industry desperate to keep drivers. WorkHound recently won a “Shark Tank” style competition a the Great American Truck Show in Dallas. The $5000 cash prize helped, but the exposure was infinitely more valuable for establishing the company as a significant player in the trucking industry.
You can learn more about the WorkHound app by visiting workhoundapp.com.