7 Steps to an Effective Employee Onboarding Process

Okay, as your Transportation & Logistics recruiter, we have provided you with a “water walker” candidate you just hired. We have a replacement warranty so you can reload but do you have a good onboarding program so we all can avoid the loss of time & money...

Non-Asset Truck Brokerage – True / False Issues

In spite of the growth of non-asset-based truck transportation, there are still a lot of negative connotations about this particular transportation business model. The core negative issue is that these companies don’t own the trucks or freight. As a result, other...

Outsource your Logistics Recruiting and – SAVE $$$

Finding the right hire for a logistics company often easier said than done. There are many items that go into hiring a logistics candidate. Crabtree & Eller, LLC can find the best talent for your transportation or logistics company, right now. Getting started only...

Transportation Hiring is CRUSHING IT right now

Increased Hiring in the Transportation and Logistics Sectors I just read a very interesting JOC article confirming what I already knew about increased hiring in the Transportation and Logistics sectors.  You can find the article here: ...

Job Descriptions Matter!

[can you drink a few beers and not make an ass out of yourself??!!] I had a new Trucking and Logistics client call about three years ago and after a couple conversations he determined we were a good fit for his company and we signed a recruiting contract.  I liked the...

Resume Writing 101, Class #1

The following information is just my opinions, but they are based on recruiting in Transportation and Logistics for almost 15 years.  I basically read resumes for a living, so I see what works and what doesn’t.  Resumes are Important and a document you...

Resume Writing 101, Class #2

From my first post on this subject, I hope you noticed I used the term MANAGE in describing what you should do with your resume.  What did I mean by that you might ask, well it is just this: Don’t just keep your resume on your computer or tablet only to need it again...

Resume Writing 101, Class #3

Have you created your “Career Management” file yet??  If not in about 12 years you will think back and say “man, I should have listened to that recruiter dude!”. Other things to consider on your Transportation and Logistics resume: Each job in your career should have...

Transportation and logistics References

The old adage “it ain’t what you know it’s who you know” still has a lot of truth to it.  Sometimes this old phrase was stated in a derogatory light by people upset that they did not get a job or an advancement because someone else had “a connection”, and the...

Best Ocean Carrier Sales Guy I never placed!

In Transportation and Logistics recruiting, we always have an eye out for well qualified and successful Professionals.  As mentioned in other Blog posts, the hard part about recruiting is finding the people who aren’t actively looking for a job and are close to an...

Why Use a Recruiter?

I have been Recruiting in Transportation for almost 15 years now and the question “why use a recruiter?” has probably come up about a 1000 times and asked in about 100 different variations?  The question is usually asked because of several good reasons: A recruiting...