Is there a shortage of truck drivers in the US?

U.S. trucking companies may face a 30 percent surge in wage costs by 2014 as rising demand for freight shipments threatens to push the industry’s driver shortage to the longest on record. Even with numerous truck driving schools to hire from, a shrinking pool of drivers is putting wage pressure on Idaho’s trucking companies.

How old do you have to be to be a truck driver?

1 year of Class-A driving experience or equivalent military experience. Safe driving record (MVR, CSA, and previous employment). Be at least 23 years of age. As a Class A Route Driver you will cover all lines of business within…

Where can I get a job as a truck driver?

Keystone is looking to hired full-time local drivers in Cranbury, NJ. $2,500 Sign-On Bonus. Additional Dedicated Tanker daytime truck driver job benefits. Based on CDL driver experience, performance and location. Home daily with most weekends off.

How much does a tanker truck driver make?

Additional Dedicated Tanker nighttime truck driver job benefits. Many more – see full driver benefit package. Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Get home daily and earn up to $75,000 per year* as a Local Intermodal truck driver. Based on CDL driver experience, performance and location.

Are there any veterans in the truck driving industry?

Veterans leaving the service often struggle to match their skills with a civilian career. The good news is that the truck driving industry is experiencing tremendous growth! The number of truck drivers needed to fill these positions in the next ten years is expected to reach 175,000.

How to become a truck driver for veterans?

For eligible Veterans, getting into our professional truck driver OTR program involves just a few simple steps. Follow up on your application by contacting a TMC recruiter at 800.247.2862 Once your application is approved, schedule yourself for TMC orientation Complete VA OJT forms at orientation (we’ll help guide you!)

Can a veteran go to Roadmaster truck driver school?

Professional truck drivers serve America every day by providing the goods we use from toothbrushes to tires – you served your country, now help us keep America moving! Roadmaster truck driver training school is approved for Veterans Training and our students, if qualified, are eligible for Post 9/11 benefits.

Why did you want to be a truck driver?

Many people get into it as a post-retirement career, or after their children have grown, or just as a way to travel while earning (experienced drivers find ways to do some sight-seeing along the way). As long as you are physically able to do the job, the trucking industry is happy to have you.