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Demographics are changing truck driver management – Fleet panel highlights the need to adjust to a younger and more inexperienced driver pool made up of more women and ethnic minorities.

Fleet Owner – As the “traditional” make-up of the U.S. truck driver population is rapidly aging and heads for retirement, new efforts must be made to attract younger and “non-traditional” candidates to the job of piloting commercial vehicles for a living. That’s according to a panel of trucking executives at the McLeod Software 2017 User Conference in Atlanta this week. It’s going to require new approaches to driver recruiting and retention by motor carriers – especially in terms of higher pay, more personal outreach, plus more family and spousal contact to help alleviate the stress created when drivers spend long stretches away from home on the road.

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