You could build a mentor program on your own, but if you want to do it quicker, without making all the mistakes that cause a mentor program to flop, you’ll want to do it with Dan Baker.
Most trucking companies lose new drivers within the first 90 days. Studies show a driver makes a decision to leave a new company within the first 72 hours. The Dan Baker Mentor Program offers a proven process for how to create an onboarding program that makes new drivers feel welcome faster.
You'll receive all the forms and certificates you need to recruit, implement, and track your Driver Mentor Program. Each form can easily be customized to your company's needs.
Driver Mentor Programs can substantially reduce your driver turnover rate - decreasing onboarding and orientation expenses. By scheduling a Mentor Program Discovery Call, your account executive can walk you through the ROI potential for your company.
Dan Baker has created seven training videos to onboard driver mentors. These videos are not only watched during onboarding, but they are also assigned out quarterly to driver mentors for refresher training.
The program starts with an extensive, two day, Facilitator Training Workshop. Over the course of the two days, you'll learn in-depth how to build a mentor program at your company.
You're never alone. In addition to receiving the blueprint for how to build a mentor program, you'll also have access to our Mentor Program Expert, who will keep you accountable through monthly group coaching calls.
“A good driver mentor program pairs a new driver with a seasoned driver and takes part of the orientation from the classroom and does it in the cab. When that mentor is up there in the cab of that truck with a new driver, they not only go through all the instructional material, but they do so while developing a person to person relationship … that relationship makes all the difference in the world.”
8 a.m. Intent of the Driver Mentor Program
9 a.m. What is a Mentor
10 a.m. Relationships
11 a.m. Trust and Respect
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Mentor Selection & Qualification Process
2 p.m. In-Cab Orientation & Onboarding Process
3 p.m. Role Playing Activity
6 p.m. Dinner
8 a.m. Corridor of Entry
9 a.m. The Escalation Process
10 a.m. How We Learn
11 a.m. Lunch
12 p.m. Mentor / Driver Manager Handoff
1 p.m. The Facilitator’s Responsibilities
2 p.m. Maximizing Program Benefits
3 p.m. Adjourn