Corra Group Assists Trucking Companies with their Compliance Background Checks as the Industry Shows a Downturn

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Corra Group is working to assist trucking clients in being more cost effective as they confront the economic downtown in the oil and gas industries.

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“There are certain background checks truckers must conduct in order to be DOT compliant,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “If the industry begins to contract, Corra Group will do its best to help them out.”

As the Trucking and Transportation Industry experiences a variety of challenges facing the early quarter of 2015, Corra Group is assisting truckers with their Department of Transportation compliance mandates by offering discounted pricing on motor vehicle driving records and other employment screening services. According to a January 22nd article on CNN, the trucking industry as a whole may see as much as 20 thousand layoffs by June, with most of it related to the drivers in the oil and gas related industries.

“We are seeing a drop in new hires with our trucking clients who service the oil and natural gas industries,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “It was booming for quite a few years, but now with the declining price of gas and, especially, oil, there isn’t the demand there was for drivers just a couple of years ago.

“The energy industry has been to some extent a rags to riches situation,” said Basichis. “With so many oil and gas fields up in North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and so many other states, it was as if Christmas came early for a good many truckers. The work is tough, but the pay is rewarding. When it is booming truckers are in high demand. But now, that is not so much the case. When there’s talk of laying off some twenty thousand drivers, that can prove damaging to the industry, especially, and the economy, overall.”

Basichis pointed out that many Corra Group trucking clients are larger concerns or diversified where the energy is not the only area of focus. He offered that they will get by, albeit with a diminished growth level.

“But some of our clients are the smaller, mom and pop type companies,” said Basichis. “The profit margins and the general business structure are much more fragile. Whenever there is a boom in a given industry, it can recede just as fast. At Corra Group, we are talking to our clients to see how we can help them in this dramatic change in the economy. We offer discounted pricing, for our trucking employment screening packages and related background checks which may only be a few dollars per driver, but helps with the bottom line.

    Basichis noted that Corra Group offers trucking companies a full complement of services to the trucking industry, ranging from MVRs, or Motor Vehicle Driving Records, DOT Compliant Drug Screening, and DOT compliant employment verifications.

“There are certain background checks truckers must conduct in order to be DOT compliant,” said Basichis. “If the industry begins to contract, Corra Group will do its best to help them out.”

BACKGROUND: Corra operates as Corra Group and specializes in employment screeningand corporate research and investigation. It is one of the few companies that will answer the phone. You can obtain additional information at http://www.corragroup.com

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