Ways to Discover Truck Driver Jobs in 2013
For numerous of this country’s biggest trucking companies, minimizing turnover and maintaining truck drivers is a primary component to continuing to be profitable. The professional truck driver labor pool market is the tightest it has been in 20 years, and the turnover rate at large trucking business exceeds 100%, according to the American Trucking Association.
Recent stats indicate the long-haul section of the trucking sector has a nationwide scarcity of 20,000 drivers. It predicts the lack will increase to 111,000 by the year 2014 provided the current market trends. An extreme shortage of drivers might hurt the U.S. economy. Trucks hold more than 75% of residential goods we consume every day, and without enough well experienced truck drivers to transport the nation’s items, customers will go through unanticipated delays on those products they both need and desire. And if the supply/demand ration remains to lead to an ongoing shortage, compensation will remain to rise to discover and keep great truck driver talent. As a result, we will all see greater costs in everything we buy. Continue reading
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Truck driver school, with 500 jobs, planned
INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis trucking company plans to create about 500 jobs over the next 10 years at a new driver-training school it intends to build with the help of up to $2.95 million in state tax credits.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced the tax credits and company’s plans at a news conference last week.
Along with the tax credits, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered Celadon Group up to $200,000 in training grants.
The company plans to build a 61,000-square-foot, $5.7 million facility in Indianapolis with dorm rooms, a cafeteria, a workout room, basketball and racquetball court and a driver-training road course. Plans call for the school to be finished by fall and offer three to five weeks of training in the classroom and on the road.
Celadon said there will be jobs for drivers, trainers and administrative personnel. Continue reading
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You may be looking for long distance trucking job that takes you from coast to coast, or you could only be interested in regional truck driving jobs that would keep you closer to home. If you have the right certifications, then it will be easy to obtain a truck driving to suit your needs.
Finding a regional truck driving will mean you will most probably be away from home at least a couple of days at a time.
Regional jobs can be much better for a happy family life, particularly if you are raising children and do not want to be away from them for weeks, or even months at a time. Either way, a pay check of $ 30,000 and up a year, is rather good. Your earning potential will also increase naturally, once you gain experience and/or if you decide to drive farther, with $ 70,000 plus, not unusual.
At the same time, really attractive pay does compensate for a few of the inconveniences and and hardships associated with farther travel. And, with the most up to date roadway transportation trends, commercial truck drivers’ earnings can just go higher. Specifically, if you hold, apart from you basic Commercial Drivers License, extra endorsements, it is possible for you to drive specialized rigs and trucks carrying unsafe products, extra heavy lots, etc. Continue reading
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LOGISTICS: Trucking jobs fueled up in January
The trucking industry added 5,000 payroll jobs nationally in January and is now up by more than 141,000 jobs since the lowest point of the recession, the trade publication Commercial Carrier Journal reported.
There are now 1.375 million people nationally earning their living from truck-related operations. That’s still significantly less than the pre-recession peak, which was in January 2007.
In Inland Southern California, the trucking industry has been a consistent growth engine. In December the number of truck jobs was 4 percent higher than 12 months ago…. Continue reading
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Road warriors: Rock Valley College delivering truck drivers
ROCKFORD — Tom Currey is 48 and switching careers, leaving behind the electronics industry that kept him employed, until last year, for three decades.
Currey finished a Rock Valley College truck driver training program Friday and is getting his commercial driver’s license. The industry is thirsty for workers, and at least six recruiters from trucking firms have visited Currey’s class since it began five weeks ago.
“We graduate today and I got a job next week,” he said. “Just that quick. That’s how quickly they move. They really need drivers.”
Trucking is not a job for everyone. Long-distance haulers can work long hours and juggle crazy schedules. It’s less desirable when there’s a foot of snow on the ground or raining sideways on the highway. Or when the temperature is below zero or approaching 100 degrees and you’ve got to load or unload heavy freight.
But you can’t complain about the pay.
Depending on the firm, truckers can earn $35,000 to $37,000 in the first year and upward of $50,000 after two years, according to Rock Valley College, which charges $3,800 for its training course. Highland Community College offers a similar program for $3,936.
RVC administrators are discussing how to best tailor its program to the needs of students and trucking employers in the region. The college may alter the time of day its courses are offered. A one- or two-day CDL refresher course may be added, too. Continue reading