Friday, February 03, 2006

Candadian Trucking Company Looks to Outside Retirees for Drivers

According to an article by Steven Macleod in Truck News, Coastal Pacific Xpress Inc. (CPX) is recruiting early retirees, among others, to address a critical driver shortage in the industry. Jim Mickey, general manager at CPX, says that people who have retired early from a career outside of trucking make for great truckers because they're motivated, mature, and reliable.
"We greatly value early retirees, people in their 50s, and we believe a career at CPX can work for them," said Mickey. "They may have retired from a job in another industry and still want to stay active. Or, a husband and wife may wish to travel and earn an income at the same time." Often, couples will buy and drive their own trucks instead of driving a company vehicle a "dream situation," said Mickey. He said it offers potential annual earnings of $100,000 per couple.
Source: "CPX eyes young, old workers to alleviate driver shortage" Truck News (February 3, 2006)

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