Driving can be an incredible career for many but why does the average age of a new driver hover around 37 or 38 years old? For many, truck driving can be a second career, but with more emphasis on better opportunities for drivers, training, and expansion of opportunity, drivers can start their careers sooner. With innovation in technology, truck driving continues to be a great career option for young people.
Jeremy Reymer is the Founder and CEO of DriverReach, where he helps companies hire better drivers faster. After almost two decades in the transportation industry, Jeremy understands what it takes to be successful in this field, no matter your role or previous experience. Listen now to learn more from Jeremy.
- [03:10] “This past year, because of COVID, I think a lot of people from the outside recognize how essential truck drivers are.”
- [09:34] “Look inside the cab of the truck today versus 20, 30 years ago.It looks like a spaceship today.”
- [11:45] “There’s no shortage of jobs. So you’re in the driver’s seat, you know, the proverbial driver’s seat.”
- [12:41] “It’s really important to first decide, you know, what matters to you.”
- [13:15] “What’s that recruiting experience? If it’s painful, And they’re asking you to do things and are really cumbersome to do, especially on a mobile device or they don’t respond or that you call and leave a message and you don’t get anything back. Those are going to be some pretty telling instances you might want to look elsewhere.”
- [14:56] “If you’re kind of on the fence about a company, try to find some drivers that work there and be able to have some honest dialogue.”
- [18:42] “The demand for drivers today is stronger than I’ve ever seen in the past 20 years.”
- [26:59] “Learn how to drive a truck professionally, be free and make really good money and not have a bunch of debt.”
- [29:44] “It’s really important to create an environment where women enjoy what they’re doing and they, and they feel safe.”
- [34:39] “What an opportunity we have as people, as in the industry to really lean into the challenges that we face and really be empathetic and build rapport and show how much we care.”
- [41:29] “Make smart decisions. Be safe. Always take your time. Don’t rush. Don’t sacrifice safety. It’s not worth it.”