Archive for April, 2012

Dozens of truck driver jobs available

Monday, April 30th, 2012

In Arkansas there are still dozens of truck driver jobs available as a part of an initiative.

Maverick USA, Schneider National, Stallion Transportation Group, Tyson Foods and Willis Shaw Express are still hiring individuals for these positions.

The effort is a part of an initiative by the Department of Workforce Services in partnership with the Arkansas Workforce Centers, Arkansas State University at Newport and the Arkansas Trucking Association.

According to Today’s TVH, tuition and related training expenses are covered for applicants who qualify, complete a four-week training course at the Commercial Driver Training Institute at ASU-Newport, and remain on the job for at least one year.

There are 683 projected annual openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in Arkansas for 2011 through 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Today’s THV writes that to ensure the best qualified candidates are chosen for the program, the selection process is very thorough. It involves successfully completing the KeyTrain instruction, which is part of the Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate process, as well as the JOBehaviors Long Haul Truck Driver aptitude assessment.

Contractor hiring for truck driver jobs

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Jasper Contractors is looking to hire for truck driver jobs, according to their website.

The company plans on adding 100 new jobs to the Indianapolis area. Jasper currently has offices in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Evansville, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and now Indianapolis; with plans to open in Nashville and Dallas-Ft. Worth in the near future.

Having already interviewed more than 50 candidates, Jasper recruiters will continue to conduct interviews and host job fairs until its hiring goal has been met.

New positions range from management, outside sales, office staff, warehouse and CDL drivers. Pay varies by position and ranges from hourly rates to base salaries with commissions and bonuses that can exceed $150,000 annually. Jasper provides 100% paid medical coverage to all employees and their dependents.

Trucking company adding truck driver jobs

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Jordan Carriers in Mississippi said recently it is looking to acquire truck driver jobs.

The flat-bed trucking company has a line of 300 flatbed carriers and covers the eastern half of the United States, including I-35 from Texas to Minnesota. People who are searching for flatbed carrier jobs will find Jordan Carriers offers excellent pay, benefits and an employer that cares about its drivers. The ownership at Jordan Carriers takes pride in getting to know each of its drivers and their families on a personal basis.

The company has been in existence since 1992 and enjoys an excellent safety record, according to its website. As of April 1, 2012, the starting pay for drivers at Jordan Carriers will be 43 cents per mile for loaded flatbed truck runs. There are also numerous bonuses available, ranging from a sign-on bonus to a bonus for every passed inspection from the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Major medical, vacation time and other standard benefits are also available. A complete job description, including qualifications, experience and education required, is available to review on the company

SocialTruck launches for those with truck driver jobs

Monday, April 9th, 2012

A new platform has launched to enable those with truck driver jobs to connect.

SocialTruck is a new platform for truck drivers. It was created by dispatchers for truck drivers, dispatchers, and logistics companies to share their pictures, videos, knowledge, and experiences with other industry professionals to create a safer supply chain.

The founders of Socialtruck currently work as fleet managers for global logistics company’s nation wide and have now created this tool to increase supply chain productivity while decreasing rollovers and accidents to better the industry.

According to the website, when a truck driver has not been to a location previously is when rollovers and accidents happen, 9 out of 10 times. The driver using Socialtruck would contact experienced drivers about the drops while prior planning their trip. Details the driver would want to know from the experienced drivers range from; the shortcuts, to what stop lights to be mindful of, who works at the shipping docks. Before Socialtruck the driver would contact their dispatcher for advice on these matters. “Nobody knows the nations truck stops and locations better than the truck drivers that have been there previously apparently,” Co-founder Steve McGarry states.