Archive for April, 2011

For the best truck driver jobs, look no further than US Freightways

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

According to a news release, US Freightways is offering some of the best truck driver jobs out there.

The company well understands the prospect of transport sector, and to cater the increase demand of their service, they have come out with hiring options to offer lucrative jobs for the owner operators. The company has adopted a very transparent process to fill up its vacancies of owner operators jobs to ensue selection of only talented and experienced candidates.

U.S Freightways offers jobs for owner operators for people who have their own trucks along with the driving license. Prospective candidates have the freedom to choose their work location in either U.S or Canada as the company have requirements in both these countries. U.S Freightways well understands the inevitable need of owner operator professionals to serve the ever increasing transportation tasks.

The entire recruitment process of the www.drive4usf.com is designed in the most comprehensive manner, where the candidates need to provide their essential details like age, address, experience, and educational qualification in order to apply for the jobs of owner operators. Beside these essential requirements that candidates also need to have good experience and driving skills. Both freshers and experienced candidates across U.S and Canada can apply for the job of owner operators. Primary registration process can be carried out on the website itself as an online application form is available on the website.

An U.S Freightways executive utters, “we offer lucrative job offers to owner operators and truck drivers so that they can find best truck driving jobs and road careers in the preferred location of U.S and Canada.

Truck driver jobs increase

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Truck driver jobs are climbing, according to a news release.

Hiring in the trucking industry picked up in the fourth quarter of 2010, which coupled with an increase in the turnover rate for linehaul truckload drivers portend increased demand for drivers as the economy recovers.

According to ATA’s quarterly trucking activity report, truckload and less-than-truckload carriers increased payrolls in the last three months of 2010. Small truckload companies increased their employment by 0.8%, all within the driver pool, while large truckload companies boosted total employment by 0.3%, adding linehaul drivers but trimming back their local driver pools.

Also in the truckload sector, fleets increased their dispatch workforce by 3.1%, but overall administrative staff fell by 2.1%.

Less-than-truckload employment rose 0.4%, rising in all categories except for linehaul drivers, which fell 0.2%, according to the survey.

The survey also showed that after hitting a record low of 39% in the first quarter, turnover among linehaul drivers at large truckload fleets rose to 69% (annualized rate) in the fourth quarter, its highest level since the second quarter of 2008. Third-quarter turnover was 49%.

Turnover at small truckload fleets rose to 49% in the fourth quarter from 44% and LTL turnover remained exceptionally low at 6%.

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said the increased hiring, coupled with rising turnover, indicated that fleets are responding to signs of the growing economic recovery.

“Fleets are clearly hiring more drivers as demand for freight hauling increases,” Costello said. “In addition, while part of the turnover can be attributed to regulatory changes, we believe the bulk of this churn is due to increased demand for drivers.”

“As the recovery strengthens, we’re likely to see demand for drivers and trucking services continue to increase, with that demand manifesting itself in rising turnover rates and ultimately, once again, a shortage of truck drivers,” he added.

Truck driver jobs and hours under scrutiny

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Accident lawyers are advising people about truck driver jobs and the number of hours truckers are on the road.

Too many exhausted truck drivers are involved in 18-wheeler crashes in Texas and other states, which makes mandating electronic data recorders in tractor trailers the next logical step in making the country