Archive for May, 2011

America’s Road Team touts truck driver jobs

Monday, May 30th, 2011

America’s Road Team Captain is talking truck driver jobs and the Obama administration for a special week out of the year.

Ralph Garcia, a professional truck driver with ABF Freight System Inc. and a member of America’s Road Team, told Obama administration officials about the rewards, and challenges, of a career in trucking during a White House forum as part of National Transportation Week.

“It was an honor to be invited to the White House to promote something I believe in so strongly

Unsafe truck programs could cause problems for truck driver jobs

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

An illegal, deemed unsafe Mexican program is being called a bad way to get drivers on the road, no matter how much you need them., and an even worse way to promote truck driver jobs as safe means of transportation.

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said the U.S. Department of Transportation should listen to the American public and not open the border to dangerous Mexican trucks because of concerns about job loss, border security, highway safety and the legality of the program itself. (more…) and combine forces for the first-ever transportation virtual career fair of its kind

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

For the first time, and are collaborating to provide a unique, first-to-market online virtual career fair for the transportation industry that will take place on Wednesday, June 1, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. CST. This unique event will be sponsored in part by the Midnight Trucking Radio Network.

Attracting both employers seeking top drivers and transportation professionals looking for jobs with the best companies, this event offers the ultimate in convenience, cost-effectiveness, and live interaction. The participants don

Memphis facility to improve truck driver jobs

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

A new facility, now being built, is being lauded for improving truck driver jobs among others.

Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined state and local dignitaries and business and community leaders today at the groundbreaking for the new Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility in Rossville, Tenn. The $105 million facility is part of the multi-state $2.5 billion Crescent Corridor initiative to establish an efficient, high-capacity intermodal freight rail route between the South and the Northeast on Norfolk Southern’s rail network.

The new facility will be built on 380 acres in Fayette County and is expected to open in late 2012. Today’s groundbreaking is the second of four new Crescent Corridor intermodal terminals to be constructed or improved over the next two years.

“The Memphis intermodal facility will be an anchor of Norfolk Southern’s Crescent Corridor rail route connecting the Northeast and Southeast with high-speed, reliable, truck-competitive intermodal services,” said Wick Moorman, Norfolk Southern’s chief executive officer. “We thank Secretary LaHood and USDOT for their support of public-private partnerships to create jobs and economic development opportunities. We also commend Gov. Haslam, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for their leadership in support of meaningful rail initiatives in Tennessee that will help solve our national transportation infrastructure crisis. We greatly appreciate the continued support of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Mississippi DOT, and the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority for their awareness of the benefits that the project will have for the surrounding region.”

“I’m excited