Carriers Willing to Hire Younger Drivers reports that that more than 80% of carriers would consider hiring younger drivers. This data comes from the Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey, conducted quarterly by the transportation consulting firm Transport Capital Partners. The study also found that larger carriers are three times as likely to invest in training entry-level drivers compared to smaller carriers. TCP Partner Richard Mikes notes the importance of driver retention, while TCP Partner Steven Dutro acknowledges that “those who are successful in properly training and developing loyalty will gain a real competitive advantage.”

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