Archive for November, 2018

Company hires for driver jobs

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

UPS is hiring for seasonal driver jobs.

The company said it expects to sign-up nearly 40,000 seasonal employees this Friday, in a one-day hiring blitz it’s calling ‘UPS Brown Friday’.

The company launched last month plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers to support its annual holiday shipping rush, and UPS Brown Friday is part of that continuing effort.

UPS is holding nearly 170 hiring fairs across the country on Friday, and will be hiring thousands of candidates on the spot.

“Just about everyone has heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but for anyone looking for a great seasonal job this holiday season, UPS Brown Friday promises the first good deal of the season,” said  Stefond Harris, Vice President, Human Resources. “Many of those who come to one of our job fairs this Friday could be signed up for a seasonal role by Monday.”

Those who are unable to attend a hiring fair can still apply online, at UPSjobs.com. Videos featuring employees describing their work experience at UPS are also available at the UPS jobs website.

The full- and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers – have long been an entry point for permanent employment at UPS. Many senior UPS executives, including Chief Executive Officer David Abney and other members of the company’s senior leadership team, started their UPS careers as part-time employees.

Over the last three years, 35 percent of the people UPS hired for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over. In fact, 128,000 UPS employees established their careers at the company after starting as seasonal employees.

Company celebrates driver jobs

Monday, November 5th, 2018

One trucking industry company is spotlighting driver jobs.

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, today announced their plans for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, TMAF will launch an advertising and digital campaign to thank the professional truck drivers on our road, as well as educate the public about the important contributions that truck drivers make and encourage them to #ThankATrucker.

“During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we thank the professional truck drivers who travel 4.5 billion collective miles each year to safely deliver the essential goods that help us live,” said Kevin Burch, co-chairman of TMAF and president of Jet Express, Inc. “This week, we celebrate the drivers – the faces of our industry – and remind the public to appreciate and #ThankATrucker.”

TMAF is recognizing the nation’s 3.5 million dedicated truck drivers through many communications channels this year. Billboard advertisements will appear along interstates throughout the country to thank truck drivers while educating motorists.

The billboards, which feature actual award-winning truck drivers from different states, depict the critical need for truck drivers in America, and how life’s essentials, such as food, gas or medicine would not be possible without truck drivers making those deliveries.

The billboards will appear on highways in Baltimore, Md.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Reno, Nev.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Des Moines, Iowa; Conway, Ark.; Little Rock, Ark.; Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Dayton, Ohio and Buffalo, N.Y.

As part of the advertising campaign, TMAF will also thank drivers over the radio airwaves, including on iHeartRadio, Road Dog Trucking Radio on Sirius XM and Westwood One’s Red Eye Radio.

As part of this year’s digital campaign, TMAF will share messages thanking drivers across its social media properties, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. The social media content will demonstrate the important and fun fall activities and events.

Awards given out for driver jobs

Monday, November 5th, 2018

An organization is giving out awards for driver jobs.

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks announced three finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the eighth year for the award which was developed in 2010 as a way to honor female leaders and to attract and advance women within the trucking industry.

The award highlights the achievements of female role models and trailblazers in the trucking industry. The nominees for the award included women from all over the industry in various roles.

The 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award finalists are:

  • Angela Eliacostas, Founder and CEO, AGT Global Logistics
  • Nozuko Mayeza, Managing Director, Tulsawiz Logistics
  • Brooke Willey, Vice President – Human Resources, CRST International

Angela Eliacostas has more than 30 years of experience in transportation, working her way from the ground up. Following generations of relatives with expertise in the transportation industry, Angela made the natural transition to her own career by learning the processes at trucking companies to running third-party logistics. Angela is an industry leader in expediting shipments and serves as a liaison between carriers and companies. She has grown a reputation in the energy and power logistics space. Angela has been recognized for making AGT Global Logistics one of the top 50 in Illinois and top 1000 woman-owned businesses in the United States.

Nozuko Mayeza is a passionate truck business owner who hails from South Africa. Through her passion, she has managed to make inroads into a male dominated sector for over seven years. She is the finalist for Women in Africa awards 2018 and the chairperson of the Black Business Council subcommittee on Commercial and public transport. Nozuko is a mentor to females in trucking both in South Africa and Ghana.

Brooke Willey leads the HR function for CRST International as Vice President of Human Resources, a $1.7B transportation company comprised of seven operating companies with 9,500+ employees and driving partners/owner operators. Her passion is building strong leaders and leadership teams and has been publicly recognized for those efforts. Under her leadership development efforts, in 2016 CRST was named a ‘Top-10 Best Private Company for Leaders” by Chief Executive magazine. In 2017 CRST was named a ‘Workforce Leader in Training’ by the Corridor Business Journal and Kirkwood Community College. Brooke is also actively involved with non-profit organizations in her community, most recently a board member for United Way and Young Parents Network.