TRUCKERS' SHORTAGE * USA: Veterans at the wheel
* DC - Omnitracs: Veterans make safe and reliable truck drivers
--- Independent research conducted by software provider Omnitracs finds military veterans to be safer and have fewer terminations than the average truck driver... On average, veterans had 42% fewer accidents than non-veteran drivers while achieving 98% more miles driven. Veterans were also found to have 59% fewer voluntary terminations and 68% fewer involuntary terminations... Omnitracs conducted the study because veterans who served in active duty at any time since 9/11 are, unfortunately, unemployed at a higher rate than the national average, 5.8%. However, the trucking industry is in the midst of a driver shortage and turnover rates are also at an all-time high...
(Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation) -- Washington, DC, USA - TruckingInfo - 10 NOV 2016