At C.R. England, we like to say that you are never too young or old (within reason) to choose a truck driving job. Obviously, you are too young if you’re not at least 21 years old. Age may become a factor if your health prevents you from driving safely. But barring those two extremes, age is a non-factor in becoming a truck driver. Just ask 91-year-old Louise Spencer from La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Spencer is by no means looking to start a new career at her age. But when she was offered a chance to live one of her lifelong dreams, she told organizers she wanted to drive a big rig. So the nonprofit JUMP! organization made it happen. Spencer had the opportunity to drive a tractor trailer at the Minnesota State College Southeast campus.
Spencer told WKBT News 8 that her husband drove a truck when she was a young mother. As much as she wanted to drive with him, she didn’t have a license. The opportunity to drive a truck for the first time at age 91 was the fulfillment of a lifelong goal for Spencer.
Train, Get Your License and Get to Work
If 91-year-old Louise Spencer inspires you, we want to invite you to consider getting your truck driving license and working for C.R. England. The process is relatively quick if you are a fast learner willing to dedicate yourself to working hard. The process is pretty simple:
- Contact C.R. England to learn more about our training program
- Apply for your CDL learner’s permit; take and pass the written CDL test
- Complete several days of training at Premier Truck Driving School
- Take and pass your final CDL tests, get your license
- Start work with C.R. England as a new driver in training.
We Take Pride in Our Drivers
There is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ employer in any industry – not even trucking. But as trucking services go, we are confident in saying that C.R. England ranks among the best. We are one of the oldest refrigerated trucking companies in the U.S. with nearly 100 years of service under our belts. One of the reasons we have managed to stick around for so long is that we take great pride in our drivers.
Without our hard-working and dedicated drivers, it would be impossible for C.R. England to deliver the services we do. We are happy to take on brand-new drivers who don’t even have CDL licenses yet, by sending them to Premier and then finishing their training on the job. We welcome experienced drivers who are ready to get behind the seat of one of our late-model trucks and get right to work. We even have room for team drivers – with or without current partners.
If a 91-year-old woman can learn to drive a truck, so can you. You’re never too old or young to get behind the wheel of a big rig, right?
- News 8000 – http://www.news8000.com/news/91-year-old-woman-keeps-on-trucking/41493070