Why Drive for C R England Ex Military JobsIn the 1961 novel Catch-22, a group of American airmen stationed in the Mediterranean find themselves in the strange position of having to maintain their sanity in order to fulfill their tours and be discharged. The satirical novel is a brilliant piece that illustrates the often-maddening reality of having a problem whose only solution is negated by the problem itself. Thus, the phrase ‘Catch-22’ has been adopted as an idiom to describe a problem that has no solution. For the modern trucking service, the problem of driver experience qualifies as a Catch-22.
Trucking companies looking to bring on new drivers are often looking for individuals with a sufficient amount of over-the-road (OTR) experience. They do this for a couple of reasons. First, experienced drivers already know the ropes. They can meet the requirements of the job without issue. Second, insurance companies do not look as favorably on new drivers as they do veterans. It can cost companies more money to hire new drivers.
Here’s the problem that creates the Catch-22: new drivers need OTR experience in order to be hired, yet they cannot get that experience without working. This problem leaves trucking service companies without enough drivers and new drivers without the work they need to gain experience. Nevertheless, there is a solution.
Choosing Your Employer
The driver experience problem may be the norm for the trucking industry, but not every company experiences it. C.R. England is but one example. We have implemented a program that not only encourages new drivers to sign on with us, but also recruits students and helps them earn their licenses. Simply by choosing us as their employer, our new drivers get the training and experience they need in one place.
Say a new, unlicensed driver applies for work with C.R. England. As long as that individual meets all of our hiring requirements and appears a good fit for the job, we will send him or her to school through our CDL partner, Premier Truck Driving Schools. Completion of CDL training makes the driver eligible to begin working for C.R. England right away. We team him/her up with a trainer for a predetermined amount of time in order to allow him/her to gain the necessary experience and learn the ropes.
As you can see from our example, a new driver can get around the experience problem by choosing the right employer. That driver must commit to his/her employer for a specific amount of time in order to be eligible, but it is still a great way to get the OTR experience a driver needs. He or she can then choose to stay with that employer or move on after fulfilling their commitment.
Why We Do It
Not every trucking company does what C.R. England does to recruit and hire drivers. So why do we do it? We invest in new drivers because we know that they are the future of the trucking industry. With the majority of drivers now over the age of 25, the industry is staring at a driver shortage that will only get more serious as each successive wave of drivers retires in the coming years. We need new blood in the industry if we are to survive. C.R. England has every intention of not only surviving, but thriving as well.
C.R. England has open positions for inexperienced drivers, experienced company drivers, team drivers, and trainers. We would love the opportunity to speak with you about your professional driving goals. If you are eligible, we are prepared to send you to school and help you gain the experience you need.
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