A recent article in Transport Topics noted that the average age of a tractor (the power unit of a semi truck) is 10 years old. But that estimate includes all types of fleets - owner operators, private fleets, and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, along with truckload carriers. The report found that the larger truckload carriers have the youngest fleets.
New drivers completing the Driver Solutions CDL training program go to work for the larger truckload carriers and can expect to drive a truck that is less than 3 years old. That means newly trained truck drivers are getting behind the wheel of trucks that have some of the latest safety and convenience features that are available today. If you are considering attending truck driving school and starting a new career, be sure to check out the fleet of a possible employer. Providing late model equipment means a trucking company is focused on reducing truck breakdowns and delays and expensive repair costs.
Starting your new truck driving career with a respected, responsible trucking company can help make your new trucking job very successful. For the best new driver job opportunities, check out the company-sponsored CDL training program from Driver Solutions.