Pros and Cons for Hiring Younger Lorry Drivers

Should you fill your fleet with fresh-faced teens? We balance the risks and rewards of hiring younger drivers to do your haulage work.

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(businesspress24) - Anyone responsible for hiring new drivers to carry out haulage work will have faced this problem many times: do you go for the fresh-faced, enthusiastic but inexperienced young driver or do you give a job to an experienced, older trucker?

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The Cons: Inexperience and Risk

There are several things to consider when contemplating hiring a

1.Risk taking: It
2.Expense: Insurers know that younger truck drivers are at a higher risk of having bad driving habits. Consequently, they
3.Immaturity: Neuroscientists have discovered that immature brains struggle with decision-making and are less equipped to recognise (and stop) inappropriate behaviour. This means that young drivers may notunderstand how their actionscould affect others on the roads, leading to more collisions. (These problems seem to disappear around the age of 24.)

The Pros: Investment and Loyalty

Of course, it

1.Loyalty: By offering a job to someone who may have been discriminated against by others due to their age, you
2.Skills gap: Therecs sector for decades to come.
3.Train them your way: Hiring novice employees also enables fleet managers to train staff in a way that fits with the company


It seems the sides are fairly well balanced: on the one hand you have potentially higher risks, yet on the other you have a dedicated employee for the future.It



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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulagework with available drivers. Over 5,000 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 05/24/2018 - 10:15
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