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        Truck Driving For Retirees - A Second Career

Retirees and empty nester's are in the sights of over the road trucking company recruiters. With the shortage of long haul truck drivers reaching an all time high, recruiters for major trucking companies are looking outside of the normal hiring demographic to find new drivers. Why would a trucking company want to hire a retiree? What makes an empty nester such a good recruit for over the road driving? There are several points but the main ones include; a strong work ethic, a proven record of performance and reliability.

Retirees have learned how to get the job done. They have proven themselves in the work place and are dependable. Too many of today's younger driver recruits find out once they are on the road that truck driving involves a little bit of work. Unfortunately in today's culture "work" is not always a favorite word. Older men and women who have made it through on career successfully understand what needs to be done to get the job done and are not afraid to do it.

Empty Nesters have great potential as over the road truck drivers. They have nothing to tie them to the home since the kids are raised and off on their own. Husband and wife teams are one of the most sought after driver combinations in the trucking industry today. With both driving they get more freight hauled quicker than a single driver. An added advantage to being an empty nester husband and wife team is the fact you get to see the country from coast to coast and get paid for it to boot.

Barring any major health problems finding a job with a leading trucking company is not very difficult. You will need to obtain your CDL (Commercial Drivers License) and off you go. If you do not have a CDL a lot of trucking companies will provide training for you once you have signed on. So if you are retired and / or you are an empty nester, take a look at the trucking industry for a second career.

Oh by the way, did I mention the average singe truck driver makes $40,000 to $50,000 a year while an average husband and wife team makes $60,000 to $90,000 a year? Not a bad added benefit or a supplemental income.

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Eric Dytzel
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Truck Driving For Retirees - A Second Career