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Category Archives: Truck Driving Jobs

Is the Driver Shortage creating negligent hiring among carriers?

Dec
20,
2013
6

Being active in Social Media is time consuming, but the ability to share information with one another creates great benefits for all of us. While reading a thread on LinkedIn, I was going through a lot of the comments in … Continue reading

Drivers Urged to File DAC Complaints with FTC

Mar
28,
2013
1

The on-going false DAC reporting by motor carriers against the professional truck driver continues as we hear from drivers on a near daily basis. As awareness of this issue has become greater in the past few years, further steps have … Continue reading

Top Four Reasons Qualified Truck Drivers Call It Quits

Mar
20,
2013
13

For the past thirty years, the turnover rate among truck drivers and the problems associated with motor carriers retaining drivers have been studied by the industry. Over a span of at least three decades, the second largest industry in the … Continue reading

Truck Driver Recruiter Wages Surpass Driver Pay

Mar
6,
2013
1

Today, the average annual income for a commercial truck driver is roughly $34,000 and that is on a good year. Various other truck driver jobs such as a local delivery driver averages $29,000 per year which is less than most … Continue reading

Veteran Truckers Share Views on Truck Driver Pay via Facebook

Feb
6,
2013
0

During a time of economic woes for millions of Americans, many have turned to the lure of professional truck driving as a new career. With continual media coverage spreading the news of a truck driver shortage and a vocation that … Continue reading

Wanted: Unskilled, Professional Truck Drivers

Jan
23,
2013
8

With millions of people out of work and no future signs for economic growth, many are looking toward truck driving as a possible career. Truck driving schools and trucking companies continually advertise for the need in drivers and the promise … Continue reading

Overhauling the CDL Training Standards

Jan
17,
2013
4

As the FMCSA begins to take a look at the CDL training standards for entry-level truck drivers, the problems are too many to list in one post. Problems with proper truck driver training have been going on for years and … Continue reading

Blood Sugar Levels: Trucking Through the Confusion

Dec
27,
2012
3

As the trucking industry continues to lure new drivers into the vocation with promises of high pay and an exciting career, the fact remains that with a pitiful average annual salary of just $38,000 and fourteen hour work days, a … Continue reading

EOBRs mandate still has issues

Nov
14,
2012
1

By: Allen Smith Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has made the agency’s commitment to the EOBR rulemaking very clear by stating, β€œIt is definitely on the way.” Professional truck drivers who oppose any such … Continue reading

Truck Driver Training – Automatic or Manual?

Oct
11,
2012
12

By: Allen Smith Original Post: 10/08/2008 Updated: 10/11/2012 Many of those who are considering a career in professional truck driving are investigating the possibilities of obtaining their CDL training in a commercial motor vehicle with automatic transmission, rather than the … Continue reading

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