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According to numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the trucking industry isn’t just doing well, it’s downright booming.
The For-hire trucking industry added 45,300 jobs between April of 2012 and April of 2013.
The trucking industry currently employs about 1.368 million workers.
The number was topped off by a huge burst in April of 11,700 jobs. That’s just over 7% of the total national gain of 165,000 jobs in April.
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The for-hire trucking industry added 11,700 jobs in April, according to preliminary data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the largest month to month increase since February 2012, when the industry added 12,700 jobs.
The report comes on the heels of March’s 6,300 job cuts in trucking. However, employment in April found somewhat of a footing, as national unemployment dropped to 7.5 percent, riding a gain of 165,000 jobs in April and a gain of 138,000 jobs in March.
That unemployment rate is the lowest since December 2008.
The for-hire trucking industry employed about 1.368 million workers in April, a 3.5 percent jump — 45,300 jobs — from the same month in 2012.
Trucking employment has been increasing steadily since March 2010′s bottom and is 151,600 jobs above that number. However, the 1.368 million jobs is still 67,800 … Read More »
Our Milton Florida campus location is located on the panhandle– 26 miles from Pensacola, 37 miles from Fort Walton Beach and about 28 miles from the Alabama state line. Interstate 10 and other Gulf Coast beaches are conveniently nearby.
Since 2002, Truck Driver Institute has been well-known as the most respected truck driving school in Northern Florida. The 18+ acre facility offers 3 classrooms, a large driving range, 2 full-time and 3-part-time driving instructors. Many of the students who attend our Milton truck driving school are here because they received word-of-mouth referrals from friends and family and vendors. We also train active duty military personnel from nearby Eglin Air Force Base who need truck driving skills in their assignments.
Couple our modern facilities with our advanced truck driving course material, industry-leading instructors and on-site Florida CDL testing facilities, and it’s not hard to see … Read More »
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 is expected to increase to 111,000 drivers per year by 2014. The shortage is not due to a lack of interest, just basic economics – the demand for professional truck drivers is growing faster than the number of new drivers entering the field. The industry is desperate for new drivers. If you received your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) today, it’s almost certain there would be a job available to you tomorrow.
To help solve the growing shortage of drivers, the American Trucking Associations has developed a web … Read More »
Ask truck driving students if they’d like to double their income potential, and you can guess the answer. But, if you asked them how to do it, they probably wouldn’t realize how easy it can be.
A quick look at industry-wide salaries indicates that simply teaming up with another driver could fill their wallets about twice as fast! On average, new solo drivers make $35,000 – $40,000 per year. But, that figure jumps to up to $58,000 for HAZMAT endorsed team drivers at U.S. Xpress. Plus, U.S. Xpress is also currently offering HME team drivers a $2,500 bonus each, which brings that total over $60,000 each! When you add in benefits, such as U.S. Xpress’ low-cost insurance plus a 401k program, entry level drivers quickly begin to realize just how much team driving pays off.
Industry experts point out that one of … Read More »
At Truck Driver Institute, we take a certain amount of pride in the fact that we have provided professional Class A CDL training since 1973. This year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary as one of the nation’s leaders in Commercial Driver’s License training.
And it all started back in January 1973 in South Bend, Indiana when company founder, Thomas Gast, acquired a piece of property on State Road 23 right around the corner from Notre Dame, and converted two existing farm buildings into our first tractor-trailer training facility.
Our South Bend CDL training school has seen lot of changes in the years since then. The school has been at its present location since 1975, and the old classrooms were replaced with a new building a little over 2 years ago. The 18+ acre facility is a spacious, modern training center … Read More »
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— Truck Driver Inst. (@TDIDriverSchool) March 21, 2013
It is important to understand that not all navigation systems are the same. That is why it is critical for truck and bus drivers to use the right navigation system when operating a commercial truck or bus.
By using a navigation system that does not provide important route restrictions, such as low bridge overpasses, the shortcut you thought would save you time and fuel may end up costing you more than you bargained for.
A typical system that a consumer might buy at an electronics or auto parts store may not have software programming to show low bridges, hazmat routes and other information relevant to commercial motor vehicle operators.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created a visor card specifically for truck and bus drivers … Read More »
Just for fun on #TruckerTuesday … (unless you are one of these unfortunate truck drivers) … we present “The Good, The Bad and Some Ugly Crashes”
Overhead clearance can be a real challenge for a truck driver. Especially inexperienced drivers of rental boxtrucks seem to be quite oblivious to the warning signs and flashing “overheight” warning lights at this railroad trestle in Durham, NC.
So frequently do trucks crash into the 11-foot-8 clearance trestle, that the railroad company installed a crash beam in front of it. This massive steel I-beam bears the brunt of the impact, protecting the structure that supports this fairly busy railroad track. Believe it or not – they already had to replace the beam once!
It is easy to laugh at the misfortune of these truck drivers. But, the videos of these crashes document the severity of the impact, … Read More »
Currently, there is a truck driver shortage of approximately 20,000 drivers per year. This number is expected to increase to 111,000 drivers per year by 2014.
The shortage is not due to a lack of interest, just basic economics – the demand for professional truck drivers is growing faster than the number of new drivers entering the field. The industry is desperate for new drivers.
If you received your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) today, it’s almost certain there would be a job available to you tomorrow.
To help solve the growing shortage of drivers, the American Trucking Associations has developed a web site www.GetTrucking.com to help people interested in a career as a driver find out how to go about it. The website has the most up to date information on the trucking industry and can answer all of your questions about life … Read More »