Archive for August, 2011

People with truck driver jobs express concerns

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Worker with truck driver jobs are expressing their worries about the CSA, according to a new report.

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a report yesterday detailing the extent to which CSA has exerted an influence on the daily lives of commercial drivers.

Training co. creates truck driver jobs

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

As always, job creation is a huge priority in this country, and one company is doing its best to create truck driver jobs.

Breaking into the trucking industry can be difficult today. While truck driving jobs exist, many aspiring truckers simply cannot afford the necessary training, permits and licensing requirements, keeping willing drivers unemployed. Driver Solutions’ company-sponsored CDL training program ( circumvents the roadblocks that commonly prevent so many from pursuing truck-driving careers by partnering would-be truck drivers with sponsored training in exchange for a job and getting more people back to work. In fact, Driver Solutions has helped over 20,000 people obtain and afford the key hiring requirements in addition to helping them qualify for solid employment opportunities in the field.

“Driver Solutions teams up with the best trucking companies around and offers a program that enables potential truck drivers to get all the schooling, and licensing they need, plus we match them with entry-level jobs so they are qualified to start their careers immediately,” says Mark Kinsel, Driving Solutions’ president. “The trucking company pays all CDL training tuition upfront, and, in exchange, the new hires agree to work with that company for a 12 month period. In effect, the trainees are sponsored by the trucking company and are then motivated to succeed in becoming safe, licensed drivers. It’s a win-win for all.”

Getting started with Driver Solutions is easy; thanks to a simple, step-by-step process that leads applicants through registration, training, testing, licensing and job orientation. Of note, with the worker-sponsored CDL training, applicants don’t need to bother with completing student loan applications, finding a co-signer to pay for truck driving school costs or putting up a large tuition down-payment. It’s a hassle-free experience for aspiring truckers, and what’s more, trucking companies get that crucial peace-of-mind that comes with on-boarding a committed, conscientious hire.

“Particularly in light of the strengthened federal regulations on highway safety, our trucking-industry partners are looking to us to deliver safe, reliable truck drivers,” Kinsel says. “

ATA gives gifts to those who hold truck driver jobs

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

For those with truck driver jobs, the ATA is showing their appreciation in a unique way.

American Trucking Associations today released the official line of 2011 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week gifts for professional truck drivers.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) will be celebrated September 11-17, 2011. and build on success of first-ever Transportation Virtual Career Fair to create second event

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Following a highly successful virtual career fair held in June, and are teaming up again to provide another opportunity for employers and transportation professionals to connect online. The second Transportation Virtual Career Fair is scheduled to be held Wednesday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST). Employers and job seekers can learn more and register at

Merger could lead to more truck driver jobs

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A merger that was just announced could be a sign of more truck driver jobs to come.

CRST International acquired Specialized Transportation, a provider of customized supply chain solutions for products that require high touch support, special handling and equipment, and value added on-site services. Both companies are privately held.