Driver Shortage – What Do You Think is the Cause?

Finding and retaining ­truck drivers has become one of the most widespread challenges in the transportation industry today. Without drivers, trucks sit idle and freight doesn’t get to where it’s needed. Just how serious is the driver shortage? The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates that within a decade, the shortage could reach 300,000 ­truck drivers.

truck drivers 300x200 Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?What’s the cause behind this global problem? Here are some possibilities.

  • Hours of Service rule changes: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established new Hours of Service (HOS) rules that took effect July 1, 2013. Based on the new rules, ­truck drivers are now limited to 70 driving hours per week whereas the previous limit was 82 hours. This HOS rules, designed to increase driver health and safety, are making it so carriers need more drivers to make deliveries on time.
  • New industry growth: As the economic recovery from the recession continues, demand for building materials and retail goods is on the rise. Consumers are spending more, and that means more goods are being ordered to restock store shelves.
  • Truck driver retirement: Many veteran drivers from the baby boomer generation are entering retirement age and leaving vacant truck driving jobs in their wake.
  • Compensation: Some drivers are dissatisfied with the pay corresponding to the number of hours they put in each week. Unhappy drivers are more likely to change jobs within the industry or leave their truck driving jobs for a different opportunity.
  • Equipment quality: A truck is essentially a driver’s home away from home. Old, outdated equipment makes for a poor driving experience and less pleasant living conditions during days or even weeks out on the road.
  • Benefits: Full-time company drivers demand good health and dental insurance and other types of coverage. If a carrier is unable to deliver, drivers are likely to leave. In an industry notorious for poor health, providing affordable, quality coverage is an increasing challenge.
  • Work/life balance: An increasing number of drivers are only interested in local routes that guarantee nightly home time. Over-the-road truck driving jobs are essential to maintaining the country’s economy, but it’s harder to find drivers willing to be away from home for days or weeks at a time.

Do you agree that these are the biggest causes of the truck driver shortage? What have you personally experienced as a transportation industry worker? We want to hear from you.

To learn more about what it’s like to be a ­truck driver, please visit the JiggyJobs.com website today. Then, continue the conversation about the widespread driver shortage on Facebook and Twitter.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    Facebook
  • twitter Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    Twitter
  • linkedin Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    del.icio.us
  • digg Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    Digg
  • reddit Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    Reddit
  • tumblr Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Driver Shortage   What Do You Think is the Cause?
Posted in Truck driving jobs | Tagged | Leave a comment

Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?

As a truck driver, you are undoubtedly affected by the updated Hours of Service (HOS) regulations that went into effect July 1, 2013. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the two biggest changes include the following:

truck driver 214x300 Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?

  • Truck drivers are limited to one 34-hour restart per week, or every 168 hours. Every restart must include two periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Truck drivers are limited to 70 driving hours per week. The previous limit was 82 driving hours.

In addition to these major changes, the new HOS regulations also include harsh penalties for carriers and drivers who “egregiously” violate HOS rules by driving (or allowing a driver to drive) more than three hours over the limit. The FMCSA states the penalty for egregious violations are up to $11,000 per offense for carriers who allow the behavior and up to $2,750 per offense for individual drivers who break the rules.

How Carriers Have Been Affected

In just a few short months, carriers have already felt the effects of the new HOS rules. According to a study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), more than 80 percent of surveyed carriers have experienced lost productivity since July 2013, and nearly 50 percent of carriers report they now need more drivers to deliver the same amount of freight. Preliminary results suggest net loss to be around 1 to 3 percent, a daunting figure for an industry that already suffers from notoriously low margins.

How Drivers Have Been Affected

Of the more than 2,300 commercial truck drivers surveyed by ATRI, 82.5 percent stated they have experienced a negative impact on their quality of life caused by the HOS regulations. A surprising 66 percent of drivers said they experienced increased fatigue after the rules went into effect, and 67 percent reported wage decreases as a direct result of the new regulations.

Other Changes

In order to eliminate outdated logbooks that safety advocates argue truck drivers can falsify, the U.S. Transportation Department has proposed exclusive use of electronic logbooks. In regards to the proposal, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx states, “By leveraging innovative technology with Electronic Logging Devices, we have the opportunity to save lives and boost efficiency for both motor carriers and safety inspectors.” The FMCSA asserts the proposed rule would decrease HOS violations and estimates that 20 fatalities and 434 injuries could be prevented every year.

The proposed e-log regulations are still subject to public comment and could change. Do you think it’s a good idea to require e-logs? Do you even think the new HOS rules are achieving the goal to increase truck driver health and safety for everyone on the road? Please share your thoughts with us.

To learn more about what it takes to be a truck driver, please visit  JiggyJobs.com today. Then, continue the conversation about HOS regulations on Facebook and Twitter.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    Facebook
  • twitter Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    Twitter
  • linkedin Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    del.icio.us
  • digg Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    Digg
  • reddit Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    Reddit
  • tumblr Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Hours of Service – How Do You Really Feel?
Posted in Truck Driver | Tagged | Leave a comment

How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as NASCAR, has been around since 1947. The audience, whether watching from the stands or on TV, takes it for granted that the racecars show up at every race, but have you ever considered that NASCAR drivers and their vehicles rely on truck drivers to get them there?

Truck Driving 2 300x185 How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?In the old days, drivers found it sensible to simply drive their cars home after the race—assuming the cars weren’t too damaged to drive after taking a beating on the track. According to NASCAR, longtime competitor Hershel McGriff did just that back in 1950. He drove across country from his Oregon home to compete in Darlington, S.C. He simply drove to the track in his racecar, taped up the headlights and drove it home after finishing ninth in the race.

Later, flatbed and tow truck drivers transported cars from workshops to the raceway. That was the standard means of transportation up until the early 1990s, when it occurred to NASCAR racers that they needed something better.

That’s why, starting in 1992, multipurpose rigs began serving as a means of car transportation. Conrad Clement, owner of Featherlite Trailer, came up with this concept and quickly enticed NASCAR team owners to hop onboard. After all, who could turn down a purpose-built, custom-made racing hauler to suit each team’s specific needs?

Richard Childress ordered the first NASCAR transporter, which is still on the road today. Within three years of Childress’ purchase, Featherlite had manufactured and sold 100 of these transporters to NASCAR teams around the country. The haulers quickly proved to be more than just dependable racecar transportation; they became storage units, workshops, conference rooms and more. During the racing season, NASCAR rigs are a race team’s home away from home.

Each hauler’s federally mandated weight limit is 80,000 pounds, and NASCAR teams use every pound they can. Of course, truck drivers haul the necessities—a primary car, backup car, tools, spare parts, communication systems and uniforms—but plenty of smaller items including food and personal items often amount to more than 10,000 items on the hauler during any given weekend.

Truck drivers often transport NASCAR teams 100,000 miles every year, and forgetting something important back at home is a very big deal. After all, there’s no time to go back and retrieve the missing item when race eligibility hinges on arriving promptly for roll call. For this reason, NASCAR truck drivers must allow plenty of time to reach their destination, with emergency routes prepared in case of inclement weather, congested traffic or a natural disaster.

In short, without NASCAR haulers and their truck drivers, NASCAR as we know it wouldn’t exist. If you want to get involved and start a career as a truck driver, please visit the JiggyJobs.com website and explore available job openings. Then find us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    Facebook
  • twitter How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    Twitter
  • linkedin How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    LinkedIn
  • delicious How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    del.icio.us
  • digg How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    Digg
  • reddit How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    Reddit
  • tumblr How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
    StumbleUpon
PinExt How Do NASCAR Cars Get to the Race?
Posted in Truck Driver | Tagged | Leave a comment

Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life

My dad drove a truck for 17 years and during the week that I helped him update his insurance policy it was a daunting task to say the least. Much scrutiny has to be given to the many options and the risks concerned with driving a truck. My father was looking for a slightly more than basic plan as he made the business move from leasing to owner-operator. We discussed many plans and terms that would protect the operator, truck and cargo form any malfunctions, theft, hijacking, and collisions.

The type of insurance one chooses will obviously depend on the type of truck driver they are.

Similar to the varied market and infinite quotes one can get for personal car insurance, the commercial truck driver’s insurance rates will depend on risk. Are you a long-haul driver who is on the road for weeks? Are you paid by the mile or with a percentage of the load? This results driven type of work tends to be a little riskier because the faster you get the job done, the more money you will be making. The higher the risk, the more relevant a variety of insurance will be.

Are you more of a local truck driver that gets to come home to rest every day or night? Are you paid by the hour?  This position has a lower risk involved, so one might get away with basic primary liability

Are you an owner-operator being leased or are you your own trucking company? Consider the following:

  • The company leasing you will provide primary liability insurance coverage, and you may want to consider non-trucking (AKA deadhead or bobtail insurance) for coverage when you are not being dispatched.
  • If you are your own company you will need to purchase your own primary liability insurance.
  • Are you going to put yourself in the position of hauling another person’s trailer? You will need Non-Owned Trailer Liability

The unique experiences and exposure to beautiful and bazaar places all over the country give a truck driver a huge repertoire of good stories, but this same exposure can also lead to dangerous situations.

Physical Damage Coverage

The premium of this coverage will depend on the value of your vehicle as it is calculated by a percentage of the total value of your rig. Most financers require this type of insurance even though it is not mandatory by law. The insurance company will only pay the market value in the event that you seek a claim, say because your truck was shot at by crazy teenagers in Nebraska, so be honest when signing up for coverage.

Truck Cargo coverage

If for any reason the cargo is lost or damaged (other than because you left the vehicle unattended) this loss will be covered. There is a maximum limit that will be paid out for electronics and liquor that get stolen, but this is really handy when you find yourself in a pickle. Usually the transporter of the cargo takes responsibility for it and would have to cover the loss or damage, but sometimes this is not the case so it should be discussed fully with the companies involved.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    Facebook
  • twitter Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    Twitter
  • linkedin Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    del.icio.us
  • digg Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    Digg
  • reddit Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    Reddit
  • tumblr Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Auto Insurance and a Trucker’s Way of Life
Posted in jiggyjobs | Leave a comment

Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

What sets J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. apart as Jiggy Jobs’ carrier of the month for March? As the largest intermodal transportation provider in North America, J.B. Hunt is proud to offer a variety of CDL trucking jobs to those seeking a stable career opportunity with chances to grow and prosper starting from day one. Company leadership focuses on providing a career path for truck drivers. Some may begin as over-the-road drivers and eventually join a regional or local trucking job as the driver’s needs change.Carrier of the Month 300x149 Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

“There’s really no limit to the possibilities within the company,” states Stan Hampton, vice president of Corporate Driver Personnel. “You can transition to the job that fits with your season of life, and J.B. Hunt supports your choices by offering opportunities and training to help you succeed.”

Company drivers with this carrier of the month enjoy industry-leading benefits, including:

  • Competitive compensation plans
  • Affordable benefit options
  • Late-model equipment
  • Option to choose between many types of CDL trucking jobs
  • Frequent home time
  • Strong annual earnings
  • Continual career growth

Owner-operators who already have their own trucks also have the opportunity to drive with J.B. Hunt. Plus, drivers looking to become owner-operators can utilize J.B. Hunt’s acclaimed lease-purchase truck driving program, a partnership created with the driver’s success in mind. Owner-operators enjoy:

  • Access to voluntary group health insurance plans.
  • Discounted fuel, maintenance and equipment.
  • Weekly settlements to protect cash flow.
  • Choice of compensation plans to keep the driver in control.

Whether drivers choose to become company drivers or owner-operators with this carrier of the month, they are associating themselves with one of North America’s leading trucking companies, a carrier that makes innovation, green solutions and driver satisfaction their top priorities.

Consider this carrier of the month for your next big career change! For more information about J.B. Hunt, visit the company profile on the JiggyJobs.com website.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    Facebook
  • twitter Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    Twitter
  • linkedin Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    del.icio.us
  • digg Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    Digg
  • reddit Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    Reddit
  • tumblr Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Carrier of the Month | J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Posted in carrier of the month | Tagged | Leave a comment

National Truck Driving Jobs

If you’re on the lookout for national truck driving jobs, keep in mind that the transportation industry has long been one of the American economy’s most valuable contributors. In a massive, global domino effect, the transportation industry is directly affected by the success of retail and manufacturing. How are things looking for 2014? Will trucking jobs continue to be available?

2014 Global Economic Forecast

national truck driving jobs 300x208 National Truck Driving JobsOn a global scale, 2014 is shaping up to be another bleak economic year. The World Bank, which recently released its biannual Global Economic Prospects, reports that the projected worldwide economic growth for the next six months is only 2.4 percent, down from a forecast of 3 percent just six months ago. Because of the slowed growth, trucking jobs could be slim to come by in various nations around the world.

2014 US Economic Forecast

Fortunately, things are looking much brighter in terms of national truck driving jobs here in the U.S. Experts are forecasting a bull market, and unemployment rates continue to approach and fall below 8 percent in markets across the country. Overall, the US economic forecast is positive. 2014 should prove to be a profitable year for transportation professionals.

Trucking in 2014

Truck driving continues to be a dominant mode of freight transport in the U.S. For example, in 2012, trucks shipped 9.4 billion tons of freight, which is 68.5 percent of all domestic shipments made that year. If you’re seeking national truck driving jobs, there’s never been a better time, thanks to a combination of these factors:

  • Low inflation
  • Growing housing market
  • Recovering stock market
  • Moderate gas prices

In fact, the future of the transportation industry in the U.S. is looking so bright that companies often offer jobs to student drivers before they even finish receiving their certification. Demand for drivers is high, making it a “driver’s market,” as it were.

This is your chance to pick and choose which carrier you want to drive for based on pay rate, benefits and other incentives. With companies fighting over the most qualified drivers, now’s the time to receive your certification and start a career in one of the most stable industries found in a recovering economy.

You’ll be pleased to learn that over 70 national carriers in the JiggyJobs.com network are hiring all over the country. If you’re ready to make your move and start applying for national truck driving jobs, visit the JiggyJobs.com website today. Then, find us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook National Truck Driving Jobs
    Facebook
  • twitter National Truck Driving Jobs
    Twitter
  • linkedin National Truck Driving Jobs
    LinkedIn
  • delicious National Truck Driving Jobs
    del.icio.us
  • digg National Truck Driving Jobs
    Digg
  • reddit National Truck Driving Jobs
    Reddit
  • tumblr National Truck Driving Jobs
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon National Truck Driving Jobs
    StumbleUpon
PinExt National Truck Driving Jobs
Posted in Trucking Job | Tagged | Leave a comment

Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com

Not all trucking jobs take you away from your friends and family for days or weeks at a time. There are plenty of local trucking jobs to choose from that allow you to enjoy a regular weekday schedule and nightly home time. Take a look.

Types of Local Trucking Jobs

  • Local Trucking Jobs 300x201 Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com Intermodal transport: This involves transporting freight in an intermodal container, which is moved from location to location via different transportation methods without ever unloading the freight. The intermodal container may begin on a ship, switch to a truck, get loaded onto a train, and make the final leg its journey in a truck again. The short distances run by trucks between ocean and rail segments of the freight movement is often called drayage and is typically provided by a dedicated drayage company.
  • Bus driving: School and city bus drivers never leave their local area. It’s a unique type of local trucking job, since it requires social and communication skills; after all, the cargo is human! Bus drivers need a CDL Class B.
  • Garbage truck driving: it’s easy to forget how imperative this trucking job is unless the garbage truck fails to show for a few weeks. Garbage truck drivers usually need a CDL Class B.
  • Box truck driving: Smaller trucks measuring 4 to 7 meters long are considered box trucks. They usually have roll-up rear doors, such as those found on moving trucks. In fact, moving trucks fall within this category of local trucking jobs. Usually a CDL Class B is required for this type of work.

What’s Different About Local Trucking Jobs?

  • Pay: Local drivers are usually paid by the hour instead of by the load or the mile.
  • Miles: Local drivers travel shorter distances than OTR drivers, who usually travel across state lines.
  • Home time: Most local trucking jobs guarantee nightly home time while others have drivers home at least every other day.

JiggyJobs.com’s Role in Finding Local Trucking Jobs

Jiggy Jobs is here to help match drivers up with their preferred carrier. Many of the 70+ carriers in the JiggyJobs.com network have vacancies in local trucking positions.

  • Apply now through the Quick App and select “Local” under Driving Preference to see what’s available in your area.
  • Browse job postings in the Classifieds and select “Local” under Job Type to narrow the search.
  • Find your ideal job with Top Job Search and select “Local” under Job Preference to help you find carriers that need local drivers in your area.

If you’re ready to start a new career as a local driver, visit the JiggyJobs.com website and start applying for local trucking jobs today. Then, find us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    Facebook
  • twitter Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    Twitter
  • linkedin Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    del.icio.us
  • digg Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    Digg
  • reddit Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    Reddit
  • tumblr Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Find Local Trucking Jobs at JiggyJobs.com
Posted in Trucking Job | Tagged | Leave a comment

Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available

Despite an economy that continues to recover from the recession, many well-educated, experienced people remain out of work. If you’re looking for a job, rest assured that you have ample opportunities to find truck driving jobs in your area. Just take a look at these promising statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

truck driving jobs 300x180 Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available

  • 3,200 for-hire trucking jobs were added on a net basis in January alone.
  • The current standing of 1.4 million for-hire truck driving jobs is up by 19,900 job openings, or 1.5 percent, from January 2013.
  • Trucking employment is up 157,100 jobs, or 12.7 percent, from the time it hit a low in March 2010. The current market is still down 62,300 jobs, or 4.3 percent, compared to the peak in January 2007, meaning there is room for more truck driving jobs.

Jiggy Jobs makes it easy to find and apply for trucking jobs in your area. Try these resources and begin the application process today:

  • Quick App: You won’t find a simpler application anywhere else. Jiggy Jobs’ Quick App is a one-page driver application that you can use to get your name in front of dozens of carriers instantly. Submit your application to every carrier in the Jiggy Jobs network or select specific ones you want to apply for.
  • Top Job: Perhaps you have a specific idea in mind of what you want your truck driving job to look like. Visit the Top Job section and enter your search criteria to find your dream job. It’s the easiest way to match up with preferred carriers hiring in your area.
  • Classifieds: Search through hundreds of carriers that are eager to hire on new recruits as soon as possible. The most recent job postings in the Classifieds section are listed at the top, showing up in real time for you to browse through. Carriers from around the country post their most in-demand jobs here for you to find.

If you’re ready to start a new career in the transportation industry, visit the JiggyJobs.com website and start applying for truck driving jobs today. Then, find us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    Facebook
  • twitter Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    Twitter
  • linkedin Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    del.icio.us
  • digg Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    Digg
  • reddit Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    Reddit
  • tumblr Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Looking for a Job? Truck Driving Jobs are Available
Posted in Truck driving jobs | Tagged | Leave a comment

Carrier of the Month | Barr-Nunn

What draws new recruits to apply for different ­truck driving jobs? Is it a solid pay rate? How about rewarding and consistent bonuses? A well-established company that treats its drivers with respect is important too, right? With Jiggy Jobs’ Carrier of the Month, drivers get all this and more.

Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc. has been a major player in the transportation industry for 32 years. It’s regarded as one of the nation’s best-managed carriers. The company has a reputation for respecting its drivers and giving them ample attention in order to meet their needs.

Learn more about the incentives Barr-Nunn offers its drivers to decide if the carrier is worth applying for.

  • Team driver “Pure Pay”: Company drivers who tackle ­truck driving jobs as a team enjoy a hefty “Pure Pay” of $0.53 per practical mile. This amount has recently been raised.
  • CSA/Safety bonus for owner operators: For every 30,000 safe paid miles, owner operator hazmat drivers receive a $1,000 bonus.
  • CSA/Safety bonus for company drivers: Every 90 days, hazmat company drivers receive a $325 bonus plus paid time off.
  • OTR-Zone 1: This region has recently been expanded to include parts of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. In addition, starting pay for OTR-Zone 1 is now $0.45 per practical mile.
  • Owner operator team productivity bonus: Owner operator ­truck driving jobs are flexible and give the driver control of how many hours they work. Owner operator teams that run more than 49,500 paid miles in a calendar quarter receive a bonus. Barr-Nunn has recently doubled the bonus amount from $0.05 per mile to $0.10 per mile. That means if a team runs 50,000 paid miles in one quarter, they receive a $5,000 bonus.
  • Excellent benefits: In addition to great pay and lucrative bonuses, those who pursue ­truck driving jobs with Barr-Nunn also enjoy health insurance coverage, generous home time and a 401(k) retirement plan that starts on day one.

With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder Barr-Nunn attracts the nation’s best drivers to their continually expanding team. To learn more about ­truck driving jobs with this Carrier of the Month, please visit the Jiggy Jobs website or call Barr-Nunn at 866-561-1676.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    Facebook
  • twitter Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    Twitter
  • linkedin Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    del.icio.us
  • digg Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    Digg
  • reddit Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    Reddit
  • tumblr Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Carrier of the Month | Barr Nunn
Posted in carrier of the month | Tagged | Leave a comment

Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers

If you’re looking for an industry that’s full of vacancies, talk to a few truck driving companies. Most are experiencing a driver shortage and need to hire new recruits to maintain capacity levels. For a generation of new graduates and people seeking relief from dead-end jobs, truck driving could be the perfect solution.

What’s the cause of the driver shortage? If truck driving companies offer such wonderful working opportunities, why aren’t all the positions filled to capacity? Here are the top reasons truck driving companies are looking for drivers to fill vacancies.

truck driving companies 300x200 Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers

  • Economic growth: The recovery that began in 2009 is still on an upward swing. Recovering economies tend to result in driver shortages because the demand for building materials and consumer goods increase.
  • Federal regulations: Many current drivers are frustrated by how strict CSA regulations have become. One example is the Hours of Service (HOS) rule, which limits driver time behind the wheel. The goal is to improve safety, but a Forbes article states it reduces driver productivity by an average of 8 percent.
  • Retiring Baby Boomers: The Forbes article also points out that about 14 percent of the current truck driving workforce is between the ages of 55 and 65. Much of this baby boomer generation has already retired, and thousands more are expected to follow suit over the next decade. This means the current driver shortage is expected to increase.
  • High turnover rates: Turnover occurs when truck drivers quit or switch to a different carrier in search of higher pay or better benefits. This leaves truck driving companies scrambling to fill vacant positions. It’s expensive to hire new recruits, especially if they don’t stick around. With many large trucking companies currently operating at a 97 percent turnover rate, many are finding it difficult to keep trucks on the road.

While it may seem the trucking industry is in trouble, the driver shortage actually opens the door for you to begin a new career. Benefits and pay are better than ever as truck driving companies compete for your services. If this were a real estate situation, it would be the finest buyer’s market out there.

Clearly, now is the time to jump-start your truck driving career! For help finding the best truck driving companies to apply with in your area, please visit our website. Then, connect with us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Share and Enjoy!
  • facebook Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    Facebook
  • twitter Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    Twitter
  • linkedin Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    LinkedIn
  • delicious Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    del.icio.us
  • digg Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    Digg
  • reddit Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    Reddit
  • tumblr Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    Tumblr
  • stumbleupon Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
    StumbleUpon
PinExt Truck Driving Companies are Looking for Drivers
Posted in Truck Driving Companies | Tagged | Leave a comment