R.E. Garrison Tunes Into In-Cab TV System for Driver Retention

| May 2, 2017

R.E. Garrison Tunes Into In-Cab TV System for Driver Retention

R.E. Garrison Trucking is tuning into an in-cab satellite TV system to attract and retain drivers, outfitting its entire fleet of more than 700 tractors with EpicVue systems.

According to Shawn Nelson, director of driver relations at R.E. Garrison Trucking, “Our retention numbers are good, but if having in-cab satellite TV helps us keep just one percent of our drivers it will pay for itself in lower recruiting costs.

“In the past, we looked at satellite TV as a possible recruiting tool,” Nelson continues. “Then, despite paying more per mile than our competition, we had one of our top teams leave because another carrier was offering EpicVue’s service. That was an eye opener for us, and once we announced that we would be installing the systems, our phones were tied up by drivers wanting to know how soon they’d have EpicVue in their trucks.”

Headquartered in Cullman, Alabama, R.E. Garrison Trucking is a refrigerated carrier that also offers dry van and flatbed services with a fleet of over 700 tractors. Currently, the fleet’s technicians, who were trained by EpicVue, are performing installations at a rate of about 25 to 30 systems per week.

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