How Transport & Logistics Firms Benefit From RPO

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Trucking – and the transport infrastructure around it – keeps the wheels of the economy turning. Right now in the US, demand for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders far outstrips supply. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2028 there could be a shortage of around 160,000 qualified drivers, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).  

Peggy O’Donnell, Owner of TransDirectUSA

Recruiting CDL drivers is complex and time-consuming work. Getting it right takes time and industry know-how that a generalist recruiter or an HR team doesn’t always have. That’s where Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) – outsourcing the recruiting process (or part of it) to a third-party specialist – can help.

We spoke with Peggy O’Donnell – owner of TransDirectUSA – to discover why transport and logistics firms are turning to RPO to fill roles in the industry.

It’s An Industry That’s Always Moving

Peggy O’Donnell started TransDirectUSA back in 2015. Since then, the company has grown to 10 recruiters, serving transport and logistics firms across the US with everything from high-profile executive searches to long-term partnerships for recruiting and onboarding. 

With more than 25 years combined experience of recruiting in the sector, Peggy and her team are specialists, sourcing and

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