Local trucking companies, truck drivers with one or two years of experience, truck driving students and anyone else interested in learning more about a truck driving career is encouraged to attend the Truck Driver Safety Seminar & Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodward Technology Center at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road.
Guest speakers will include CDL Administrator Terry Montalbano of the Illinois Secretary of State’s office; Tom Weise of the Illinois Department of Transportation; Jim Solomon, National Safety Council; Illinois State Police Trooper Timothy Roush; and Robert Meyer of the Federal Railroad Administration.
Local trucking employers will be recruiting drivers, including representatives from Swift, Star, Schneider, Tmc, Maverick, Roehl, Werner, U.S. Xpress, Tra Nsam, Falc On and Averitt. Trucking vendors will include Maggio Towing, PeterBilt and Lawrence National Lease. Truck parking will be available and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
Several Los Angeles trucking companies have filed suit against the city and the Los Angeles Harbor Commission for forcing them off land they own to build a railyard near the Port of Los Angeles.
One suit was filed by Fast Lane Transportation and the other coming from California Cartage, Three Rivers Trucking, Los Angeles Grain Terminal and San Pedro Forklift, according to Courthouse News Service.
They are challenging the approval last month given by the city to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway’s environmental review and a permit it was awarded to build a $500 million, 153-acre railyard about four miles from the port. The Southern California International Gateway project will move cargo in and out of the port by rail, rather than truck, in attempt to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in the area.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today released a report predicting major state job openings through 2020 for those in the accounting, trucking and customer service industries.
The department, using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information, compiled the data (read here) as a tool for those who are entering the workforce or are changing careers. Tennessee’s Hot Careers to 2020 can be viewed here.
“This is the statewide report, and in the coming weeks we will release the information on the local workforce areas as well,” Linda Davis, the department’s employment security administrator, said in a release. “Successful employment is increased greatly when students and dislocated workers make educated decisions about their career paths.”
The Hot Careers to 2020 breaks down job titles by education and experience, average openings, salary and personal skills such as math, science and computer proficiency.
Industries expected to see modest job creation (in terms of numbers) include, among others, occupational therapy, coaching, software development and industrial engineering.
A variety of trucking-specific careers now have clear job descriptions thanks to National Occupational Standards, which can be used to build job descriptions or training programs.
Trucking HR Canada announced the new voluntary guidelines at the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) annual conference today.
For the first time, the knowledge, skills and abilities required to be a cargo worker, freight claims specialist, safety and loss prevention specialist, supervisor/manager/foreman, and licensed shunt driver have been clearly laid out, according to Trucking HR Canada.
Existing descriptions for dispatchers were also updated by building upon information already explained in descriptions for entry-level driver, professional driver, driver specialties, and coach/mentor/assessor positions.
Competency charts related to these jobs, which explain skills and attributes best-suited to the positions, are the most popular downloads on the Trucking HR Canada website.
“This is one of the broadest updates to National Occupational Standards since they were first introduced to Canada’s trucking industry,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “Fleets and trainers that have used existing standards have already been able to enhance everything from job descriptions to training curricula and employee appraisals. Now they have the tools to focus on a broader range of jobs.”
Originally posted 2013-07-28 12:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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