The recent addition of trucking jobs across the country reflects a growing need for qualified drivers with CDL training to fill vacant positions and run long-hauls across the country. Companies are slowly rebounding from the economic downturn, and the trucking industry is reporting growth as a result of increased shipping demands in the United States.
Metro News reported trucking companies in West Virginia and nationwide are feverishly searching for CDL-trained drivers to meet demands. The companies are on the hunt for specific employees who can stay focused while driving long hours across the country. Increased safety regulations and standards are raising the bar for truck drivers, encouraging younger professionals to develop safety best practices to be more attractive to hiring companies.
As a means to attract new talent and retain qualified drivers already employed by the company, Interstate Distributor Co. recently launched a new pay package for over-the-road regional drivers. The My Pay package offers drivers a competitive base rate per mile as well as opportunities to add 3 cents per mile each quarter based on performance, Trucking Info reported.
Friday, January 11th, 2013
After completing a study on future transportation fuels, leaders from the National Petroleum Council will provide an overview of their findings during a public presentation.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
The Mid-West Truckers Association will hold its second annual Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show on February 1-2, 2013, in Peoria, Illinois.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
The Truckload Carriers Association recently released four webinars for fleet managers who want to learn about the best ways to recruit and hire military personnel with commercial drivers licenses.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
After Alyssa Van Meter, a truck driver working for OÂ’Hare Towing, was murdered in her home, drivers in the area came together to honor her memory.