Are you asking how do I become a working truck driver? A serious shortage exists in some segments of the trucking industry. It’s not a shortage of freight or equipment; it’s a shortage of men and women qualified to drive trucks. Currently, there is a truck driver shortage of approximately 20,000 drivers per year. This number
According to new research by Chicago-based CareerBuilder and reported in a recent article by the Phoenix Business Journal, truck driver positions came up number 4 on the list of the top 10 most difficult jobs to fill. CareerBuilder ranked the hardest to fill jobs in the U.S.: No. 1: Sales Representative No. 2: Machine Operator/Assembler/Production Worker
You may have heard demand for professional, qualified drivers is at an all time high. There is no unemployment in the trucking industry right now. If you are not sure whether it is worth it for you to train for your Class A Commercial Drivers License, you might be asking yourself some of these questions.
With the shortage of CDL drivers in the industry, many people are turning to truck driving schools to take advantage of the large number of open CDL jobs and discovering there are many great benefits to being a CDL driver. Travel. When people are polled about their dream jobs, often the majority say they want
Start a Better Life as a CDL Trained Truck Driver in As Little As 3 Weeks Demand for CDL trained drivers is growing rapidly in an effort to add new employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says some job sectors appear to just, "keep trucking." A recent report by the BLS says the number of
There are plenty of jobs in trucking that pay well and don't require expensive degrees. Businesses with openings are struggling to hire house cleaners, registered nurses, engineers, software developers, as well as truck drivers. Employers say suitable candidates aren't coming forward in sufficient numbers. Individuals who do apply often lack the right skills and experience. The
American Trucking Associations has released its 2014 Driver Compensation Study, which is a comprehensive evaluation of the way fleets compensate their drivers. The study was first released in 2011. This year’s study found that the average sign-on bonus for drivers is currently $2,300. Due to competition for drivers, as much as 50% of truckload carriers
Plenty of CDL Driving Jobs are Available, but the Right Kind of Job Training is Crucial to Your Success.
Commercial trucks are part of the American landscape. Drivers on the road probably don't notice the difference in truck traffic. However for those paying attention, there are actually thousands of more trucks on the road today that there were even a year ago. That’s because the commercial truck industry is experiencing rapid growth. There are
How About an OTR Job That Pays You to Travel Okay, I know sometimes you feel a little wanderlust. Everybody does. Sometimes you hear the call of the open road and you just get an itch to see new sights. Well then, the view from the driver's seat is hard to beat. You could get
Even in the midst of a driver shortage in the industry, if you have any hesitation about the growing importance of truck drivers in the U.S. economy, this should catch your attention. The trucking industry brought in $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014, according to a report released this week by the American Trucking Associations.