With the median age for truck drivers hovering around 45, the trucking industry is constantly looking for information to help recruit younger drivers. As unemployment rates remain literally unchanged as whole they have increased to 7.8 percent in March from 7.5 percent in February for millenials.
So why aren’t those in their 20s — who have a much higher rate of unemployment than the national average — interested in driving a truck?
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CCJ sister site Overdrive’s Senior Editor Todd Dills talked in February with a longtime driver now working in retention at a mid-sized carrier about the issue, who subsequently pitched it to one of a twenty-somethings, Bruce Jenkins, who’s in a non-driving role at the company.
Jenkins describes in “A 20-something’s take on how carriers can recruit younger drivers” how millenials think of working in general. The article gives great insights into their lifestyles and issues they face in the present economy. Here is a short list of the topics Jenkins speaks on:
- Programs to acquire a CDL
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