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March 24, 2014 3:00 PM, EDT
Average Driver Age Rising; Tenure Declines, Report Finds
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The average age of drivers has increased two years for males and three years for females  as tenure has declined to less than two years, according to a report released by Sylectus.

The report also found that on average a carrier will go through a fleetwide turnover every 18 to 24 months.

“With today’s severe driver shortage, it’s critical that fleets looking to improve recruiting and retention efforts leverage transportation management technology,” Sylectus President Stuart Sutton said in a statement.

The driver pool also continues to lack females, with males accounting for 92%, according to the report.

 “In its current state, the trucking industry is in need of a complete refresh of its recruitment efforts,” Ellen Voie, CEO and founder of Women in Trucking, said in a statement. “It’s paramount that carriers start tailoring their recruiting materials and tactics to attract and retain more women to the trucking industry.”