Driver Demographic Changes
Analyzing the impact of truck driver demographic changes
The truck driver population remains dominated by men who are trending older in age, yet on the whole seem relatively satisfied with their jobs as turnover rates continue to fall, while pay and home time remain their top concerns about the profession.
Those are but some of the findings from a recent group of truck driver-focused studies conducted largely within the TL sector by a range of companies and industry trade groups.
Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs Canada Inc., recently wrapped up an eight-year analysis of TL driver data collected via its web-based transportation management software (TMS) and noted at a press conference held during the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) meeting this week in Texas that the average age for both male and female truck drivers is on the rise, while the average “tenure” for both genders is declining.