Baby boomers hit the road

| 7/27/2007

An increasing number of baby boomers – many of whom are now in their 50s – have taken up careers as truckers, according to an article in Newsweek.

The article reported, for example, that the number of drivers at Schneider National who are more than 50 years old has increased by nearly 50 percent in the past two years.

Boomers now account for fully one-third of Schneider’s 15,000 drivers.

According to Newsweek, carriers regard older drivers as often being safer and more dependable.

The baby boomer generation is generally defined as including those people who were born between 1946 and 1964.