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.
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.
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.