Archive for March, 2011

Gap between truck driver jobs and truckers widens

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

There is no shortage of truck driver jobs, but there is a shortage of drivers, according to recent data,

Annette Carpenter, CEO of TruckersAmerica says: “Right now we are seeing a big jump in job orders – the largest jump in 12 months for drivers and owner operators. There is a major focus in the mid-western states, but we feel that within the next 6 weeks it will be nationwide. This week alone we have taken orders for 95 drivers that we need to fill within 2 weeks.”
When there is a shortage of quality drivers, it makes hauling freight very difficult. 15 harvest driving jobs urgently need to be filled in North Dakota just as an example. 50 driving positions OTR running throughout the entire mid-west.

“Truck drivers are in such high demand right now, and realistically have little to no reason to be unemployed. Sure, the work conditions can be different, they are not usually a normal 9 to 5 job, but then again, in today’s economy, you rarely find anyone working 9 to 5. The difference is a driver needs to stay away from home and live on the road, for periods at a time. But view the glass as half full or half empty. A trucker is either away from home but supporting the family and lifestyle choices, or home watching TV waiting for local job,” states Carpenter.

Truckers’ wages and salaries vary, but in this industry and the busy season approaching, if truckers are available to run the miles, and run those miles safely, there is a very decent wage available.

Trucking is a career, a lifestyle choice. Given that the transportation companies are more aligned to what the driver needs nowadays, along with the implementation of CSA 2010, the driver is much more appreciated.

More information is available at www.truckersamerica.com.

Truck driver jobs getting a boost from school

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

One school is assisting drivers in securing truck driver jobs.

Diesel Truck Drivers Training School now offers a series of financial assistance options for prospective students. The school offers a total of seven avenues that students can pursue for help in financing their studies.

The school has its own in-house financing program designed to provide easy access to funds for tuition, licensing fees and lodging during the duration of the course. Interested applicants can submit the required form online at truck-school.com. The process is simple and fast and approval can take less than 24 hours.

Students may also be eligible for assistance via State or Federal grants. Diesel Truck Driver Training School is certified as an eligible training provider in many states under the Workforce Investment Act. Dislocated workers may also apply for funding under the same Act. Workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign trade or competition may qualify for funding through the Trade Adjustment Act.

Prospective students who are members of State or private Vocational Rehabilitation programs may also receive funding to train at the school. Native American students can receive assistance through their tribal council or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Finally, the school is approved for training eligible veterans under the G.I. Bill, V.E.A.P. and other benefit programs.

Diesel Truck Drivers Training School has been training commercial truck drivers since 1963, offering both Basic and Complete Commercial Driver’s License training courses. The school aims to prepare students for entry level jobs in the trucking industry. Classes are offered in two week and four week schedules as well as weekend classes over a six week period.

The trucking industry employs nearly 9 million people in the United States, including 3.5 million truck drivers.

TruckersAmerica hires for truck driver jobs

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

TruckersAmerica is discussing the truck driver shortage and is recruiting for truck driver jobs.

Annette Carpenter, CEO of TruckersAmerica says: “Right now we are seeing a big jump in job orders – the largest jump in 12 months for drivers and owner operators. There is a major focus in the mid-western states, but we feel that within the next 6 weeks it will be nationwide. This week alone we have taken orders for 95 drivers that we need to fill within 2 weeks.”

When there is a shortage of quality drivers, it makes hauling freight very difficult. 15 harvest driving jobs urgently need to be filled in North Dakota just as an example. 50 driving positions OTR running throughout the entire mid-west.

“Truck drivers are in such high demand right now, and realistically have little to no reason to be unemployed. Sure, the work conditions can be different, they are not usually a normal 9 to 5 job, but then again, in today’s economy, you rarely find anyone working 9 to 5. The difference is a driver needs to stay away from home and live on the road, for periods at a time. But view the glass as half full or half empty. A trucker is either away from home but supporting the family and lifestyle choices, or home watching TV waiting for local job,” states Carpenter.

Truckers’ wages and salaries vary, but in this industry and the busy season approaching, if truckers are available to run the miles, and run those miles safely, there is a very decent wage available.

Trucking is a career, a lifestyle choice. Given that the transportation companies are more aligned to what the driver needs nowadays, along with the implementation of CSA 2010, the driver is much more appreciated.

More information is available at www.truckersamerica.com.

Drive4USF opens up truck driver jobs

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Drive4USF has announced it is creating openings and truck driver jobs.

Drive4USF, an established and reputed truckload carrier in the USA, offers owner operators jobs to individuals to drive their own trucks to all the states of the USA.

19 Feb 2011: U.S Freightways, a well known and highly reputed truckload carrier, offers owner operators jobs to deserving candidates. It is one of the most successful and fastest growing nationwide truckload carriers in the USA, specializing in the transportation of general commodities. A very transparent process used to fill in vacancies of owner operators jobs. In fact, the company seeks for professional committed to take the company in the next level by bringing safe and top notch transportation job.

U.S Freightways, Inc. does not own any truck so that the company offers owner operators jobs. Its vacancies are suitable for professionals comprising of driving experience in different roadways of the different cities of United States. It offers jobs to people who have their own trucks and drive themselves. Some of them hire their drivers to carrying out the owner operators truck driving jobs.

U.S. Freightways is an online portal of www.drive4usf.com provides owner operator jobs for both experience as well as fresher candidates. The company is preferred as it offers not only attractive remuneration, but also accommodation facilities along with the opportunity to select their preferred work location.

According to one of the senior executives of www.drive4usf.com, “we offer owner operators jobs to individuals who have their own trucks. Before hiring them, we need some pieces of information regarding them such as sex, age, qualification, residential proof, previous driving experience and valid driving license. We are best because we provide attractive salary, option to choose a location and select a suitable time”.