The Road Goods Transport Industry (RGTI) (the terms RGTI/ trucking industry/trucking sector have been used interchange ably in the report) has played a pivotal role in trade and commerce in India especially in t he past few decades.The logistics industry, which is likely to cross the $200 billion figure by 2020 is struggling in terms of inadequate human resource having knowledge about lo gistics and supply chain management in India. The major reasons for this cou ld be lack of contextual courses and training programmes in good institutes, harsh worki ng environment for people working in the sector and above all the relatively lower compe nsation they get. Lack of adequate supporting infrastructure (both physical and educat ion and training related) is a major reason.The study aims to analyse influences of HR a nd organisation factors on employee retention in surface transportation (parcel service s) service sector, in Tamilnadu.The sample population of the study consists of 650 resp ondents in middle and low carders currently working in size surface transport compani es operating in Tamilnadu.The current study is both explorative and descriptive in nature . The study applied judgmental & conveniences sampling techniques for selection of t he sample. The study found that the sample populations are sat isfied with their person- organizational fit and challenging assignments and opportunities they get in their present job. The sample employees are found to be dissatisf ied with pay & remuneration and opportunities available for training and career dev elopment. Thus, it is suggested that the logistics service providers in general and road tra nsport freight operators in particular should aim to pay an adequate salary to their work forces and train them in modern logistics operation and cargo handling systems to r etain the employees in long run.
S. N and S., P., “Influences of HR Practices on Employees Retention in Surface Transportation Sector”, International Journal of Human Resource Development, vol. 8, pp. 45-50, 2014.