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Jobseekers turn towards a career in trucking

Thousands of truck drivers are needed in today’s commercial truck industry, but it is drivers with professional training from a respected CDL program that are in the highest demand. The commercial truck industry offers a stable career with higher than average starting pay. This career also offers a unique challenge and positions on both short- and long-haul routes are in demand. That is why many jobseekers are considering a career as a professional truck driver, which offers higher than average starting pay and a stable career. The commercial truck industry has been experiencing strong growth in recent years and many…

Younger drivers sought after by truck carriers

Drivers of all ages are wanted by commercial truck carriers across the country, but trucking firms are especially interested in younger drivers to help meet the demand that is being caused by thousands of current drivers entering retirement. According to the Transport Capital Partners’ Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations survey, 80 percent of commercial truck carriers said they would be willing to hire younger drivers that had professional training. Carriers are desperate to find quality truck drivers, especially those with professional training, such as students at Hamrick School’s CDL training program. “Most carriers know that turnover levels have doubled since…

Driver Demand Remains High

The amount of freight shipped by commercial truck continues to grow across the country and that means more and more carriers of all sizes need more professionally-trained drivers. Freight shipments rose 1.7 percent in November, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index. Not only was the index higher than the previous month, but November’s level was 15.5 percent higher than April 2009, which was the lowest month following the recession. According to the Freight Transportation Services Index, commercial truck shipping showed a large increase in November and transportation officials are looking for…

Trucking growth shown in tonnage index increase

America’s commercial trucking industry continues to show growth as the For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.4 percent in October and November compared to the previous quarter. The growth may seem small, but during a time when the overall American economy continues to look for positive signs following 2008’s recession, any growth in the commercial truck industry is positive news. The index, which is put out by the American Trucking Association, represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment. In September, the advanced seasonally adjusted index equaled 118.7. Compared with September 2011, the index was…

The Best Place to Start a Truck Driving Career

Now is the perfect time to start a new career as a commercial truck driver and Hamrick School’s Medina Truck Driver and CDL training program is the perfect place to start that career. While unemployment remains high in many parts of the country, the commercial truck industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified drivers with too many positions left open. The demand on the commercial truck industry continues to grow and carriers are becoming flooded with business, but they are also challenged by the fact that there are too few professionally-trained workers than can help meet the demand. In fact,…