Trucking Companies Look to a Younger Workforce

The Fourth Quarter Business Expectations Survey by Transport Capital Partners shows that carriers in the trucking industry are looking to the younger generation to fill a driver shortage, FleetOwner Magazine reports. The survey found that as many as 82% of carriers are willing to higher younger drivers. According to TCP partner Richard Mikes, “Most carriers know that turnover levels have doubled since the recession, which has continued to negatively impact our industry. Past surveys have indicated that pay must go up to significantly higher levels over the long-term.”

TCP partner Steven Dutro notes that “investment in effective training programs will be essential to our industry.”

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