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Optimal Truck Fleet Age

It’s long been known that the Commercial Trucking industry is facing a driver shortage.  Research shows the average age of North American Truck Drivers is now in the range of 46-50 years of age.

In an effort to increase driver retention and entice younger drivers in this age of prioritizing health and wellness, fleets are choosing technologies that offer reduced barriers, lower physical and mental stress, and increase comfort and convenience with better seating, 360-degree visibility, intuitive dashboards, and human/machine interface.

Truck manufacturers have also started collaborating with healthcare providers to integrate electronics that monitor blood pressure, pulse, heart rate, perspiration, and more in an effort to predict health issues and offer guidance to drivers.

At Carbon Express, we take driver health seriously.  We offer hotel accommodation for long-haul trips, in addition to using electric logs to ensure you never run over your hours of service.  We’ve also implemented a relay system to limit the number of drivers doing long-haul trips.

If you’re interested in a career with Carbon Express, give our Driver Recruiting Hotline a call at 862-244-4761.  We look orward to welcoming you to our family.

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