Archive for August, 2010

Understanding Truck Driver Jobs

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It’s important to understand truck drivers in order to be able to fill truck driver jobs.

Here is the latest definitive data from

Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.

Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions.

Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions.

Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps.

Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery.

Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree could be needed.

Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a teller might benefit from experience working directly with the public, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be a teller with little difficulty.

Truck Driver Jobs Increase

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Transportation job postings, including truck driver jobs,

Thousands of Truck Driver Jobs Added in July

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Thousands of truck driver jobs were added in July, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The for-hire trucking industry continued to add jobs in July even as the overall U.S. economy lost jobs, according to preliminary figures released Aug. 6 by the U.S. Department of Labor

Demand for Trucker Jobs Rises

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Demand for freight has surged, so trucker jobs are opening up across the nation.

The industry has been plagued with two years of setbacks and layoffs. But local trucking companies are spreading the word that they need drivers now.

One CEO told a journalist for BizJournals that he needs 25 drivers today.

The surge in freight is not being handled properly, because there simply aren’t enough drivers on the road to carry, transport, and distribute the freight. The lack of drivers could become critical as freight just sits in warehouses and expires.

A shortage of drivers means a shortage of trucks.

Another trucking concern is the fact that truckers aren’t getting the proper nutrition intake while on the road. Many truckers complain of obesity and are alreayd exhibiting deadly signs of heart disease, diabetes, and poor circulation from being on the road so many hours and developing bad eating habits.

At truck stops around the country, many truckers gorge on high-fatty foods, including sugary desserts and sodas. The rush of carbs keeps them fresh for the right, but ultimately harms their health significantly.

Some doctors are setting up mini-offices at various truck stops to encourage truckers to get their heart, weight, and general health checked and to discuss how to eat better when you’re stationary on the road 14, 15