USA Truck this week announced a new initiative to help provide team drivers with more control over their schedules by providing them with the ability to schedule when they will be working and when they’ll be taking time off.
The new imitative called Choose Your Hometime is geared specifically for USA Truck’s team drivers. The goal is to provide drivers with a better work-life balance by allowing drivers flexible scheduling and a weekly hometime option.
Drivers must work with their driver managers to arrange the details, however, the new policy allows drivers to choose to take their hometime at any time and at any location within the company’s approved network.
“We continually evaluate feedback from our driving fleet, as well as from prospective and former team members, and hometime is a recurring topic,” said Russell Overla, Executive Vice President, Truckload Operations for USA Truck.
USA Truck says the goal is to provide team drivers with the freedom to choose how much or how little they want to run.
“There has never been more competition for qualified professional drivers, so we believe it’s important to listen and adapt whenever possible. Drivers understandably want choices in how they manage their schedules. This gives them those choices. Our Choose Your Hometime initiative is just one more enhancement that signifies us as a career destination,” Overla said.