Archive for January, 2012

Dollar General’s big hiring push could mean more truck driver jobs

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Dollar General announced it is creating thousands of new jobs nationwide, which could mean more goods to haul and additional truck driver jobs.

The thrifty retailer plans on 625 new stores and add more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012.

Truck drivers will most likely be needed to bring goods to replenish the new stores.

In addition to 625 new stores in 2012, the company plans to remodel or relocate 550 stores and open a distribution center in California.

Currently it operates in more than 38 states.

Dollar General has been growing an an enormous rate.

Including 2012, the company will have created more than 21,000 new jobs since 2009.

Dealership to provide thousands of truck driver jobs

Monday, January 16th, 2012

American Truck Group, a dealership, said in a blog post that it is positioning itself to create thousands of truck driver jobs.

According to Louis Normand, owner of the American Truck Group, ATG’s expansion is set to provide new work for as many as 8000 drivers and industry workers. Driver jobs alone could number in excess of 1400 as regulations, limiting daily driving hours, likely means two driver jobs for each new rig. Add in more shifts at distribution centers, more warehouse workers, more bookkeepers, more mechanics and soon you arrive at what Normand refers to as, “the jobs trickle-up effect.” (more…)

Truck driver wins big

Monday, January 9th, 2012

A truck driver with a history of long-haul truck driver jobs has won the lottery.

But the very lucky driver has actually won the lottery before.

Radifa Ivanenko won her first lottery back in 1999 when she secured a green card in the Green Card Lottery and was able to move to the United States. Twelve years later, Ivanenko has another big win to celebrate – this time winning a grand total of $2,000,000.00 playing an online lottery-style sweepstakes at FreeLotto.com, a website that offers players six daily games with a chance to win over $11,000,000.00 for free. Ivanenko became a FreeLotto member on June 15, 2011 and loved playing the game.

Ivanenko takes over as FreeLotto