Tips For Finding High Paying Local Trucking Jobs

High paying local trucking jobs are not easy to find but they are out there. Think about it, wouldn't most people with families want a high paying local trucking job? Once they become available there is usually someone in line waiting for it. While searching for your dream trucking job, make your immediate efforts have lasting effectiveness. Here are some tips for finding a high paying local trucking job.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hair apparent: A new drug test for truckers? - Adam Snider and Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com

It's only a a matter of time before hair testing becomes more common among trucking companies. If you use drugs no matter whether you think it should be legal or not you might want to decide if using is more important to you than being employed as a truck driver.

Many people come to my website suffering from the consequences of smoking weeks and days prior to testing. Others take a few days off and come back to work and get busted.

Trucking companies view drug use not only has a hazard that impairs your perception and comprises safety but also the user as someone less responsible.

Seriously consider the value of drugs to you in terms of what your goals are in life. When you choose drugs remember that you are signing up for the challenges and obstacles in many ways.

Hair apparent: A new drug test for truckers? - Adam Snider and Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Truck Driver Shortage Continues to Rise and High Turn Over Increases

This situation is sure to produce favorable results to future truck drivers as the demands force trucking companies to improve on how they treat and pay drivers.  One thing I would like to see happen is more types of driving opportunities which allow drivers to get home more often.

I think trucking companies will began to focus on making it happen.

Need for Truck Drivers Rising in United States Reports Advanced Heavy Vehicles: The United States trucking industry estimates that there will be more than 330,000 new truck driving jobs created by 2020. The industry’s experts predict that there will be a shortage of nearly 240,000 drivers.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A look into the life of an oil field trucking job

With so much interest of high paying oilfield trucking jobs, I figured I would post a few youtube video that gives you an idea of why they pay so well.  In a nutshell, it's often dirty work, a lot of waiting and if you are an owner operator, very rough on your equipment.



 


Friday, July 20, 2012

Dave the Raw Food Trucker loss 230lbs and changed his life

Dave was a truck driving weight 430 lbs.  After being told he had health problems that would affect him for the rest of his life, Dave decided to try something different.

The result? Out of the 19 prescriptions that he was taking he now only takes 1 medications.  His life has completely turned around as a result of eating healthier, juicing and losing 230lbs.

Drivers you can do it to, if you make up your minds and focus on the new you lighter and healthier while remembering why you need to make those changes.  You have kids or family you want to enjoy.  You don't want to be in poor health and possibly dying because of choices that you made.  High medical expenses and low quality of life if not on your list of desire goals to achieve.  Let's get it in gear drivers.

Take a read at Dave's story for inspiration.  If you need a little coaching, he does too

Read a summary of his story here Here Dave speak in Columbus Ohio July 24th

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Trucker Maverick to Raise Driver Pay, Expand Fleet

 Other trucking companies will be doing the same as Maverick in my opinion.  It has been my opinion since the beginning of the recession.  Because of higher demand for drivers combined with the increase enforcement of regulations for safety.  Older drivers are leaving the industry, retiring or tiring with all of the changes.

Smart trucking companies looking at more than the 1st tier bottom line will see beyond immediate saving of hiring all new drivers and turning them over rapidly.

Smart trucking companies will focus on higher pay and better treatment of drivers in aim for a more loyal base and lower turn over rate.  This in my opinion creates a more solid company that has to ask less of employees because employees feels like more than employees.  They are treated like people that are part of a team.  They will work better and be happier which means, safer more proficient drivers who waste less money are more responsible and take better care of equipment.  I don't know why it is so hard to understand this.

Soon even not understanding or believing this will not matter.  Once enough trucking companies and other employers for that matter goes this route, companies who don't will not have a good pole of workers to hire from.  They to will end up having better money and benefits for drivers because they will have to in order to function.  Albeit it not at mass efficiency for lack of concern to treat their drivers as people.

The will still not have employees who wouldn't leave the company, they would remain only for better pay and benefits.  So trucking companies need to have someone in charge who actually cares about people and desire to give them a pleasant place to work.  Go talk to the people at Maverick Transportation. maybe they can help with the attitude adjustment.  I have talked to a few drivers who work there and most of them loved it, I am sure now then love it even more. 

Trucker Maverick to Raise Driver Pay, Expand Fleet

Also notice how trucking companies who do treat drivers better will enjoy free publicity.  I do it all of the time but all people talk about things the like or find providing a value to them or others.  Ok,well not all people but you get my point.  I have also pointed out New Century before and it is because it is a great company to work for as far as I can tell by all of the drivers that I have talked to.

So take your pick, keep treating drivers like crap or step your game up.

Trucker Maverick to Raise Driver Pay, Expand Fleet

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Oil Boom in Billings Montana creating High Paying Entry Level Trucking Jobs

While the trucking industry as a whole is suffering from a driver shortage, the high pay of trucking jobs in the oil fields are partially responsible for an increase in New CDL holders and a sharp increase in renewals of North Dakota residents.

In fact, the interest and activity surrounding Class A license in Montana is so high, the DMV has hired new personnel to keep up with demand.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Truck Accidents and Safety - Important Issue of Focus in Trucking Industry

Truck drivers are often blamed for accidents they didn't cause.  Even if they are not blamed, the driver and company can get a pretty dinged up record.

Many accidents that were obviously not the fault of the drivers are documented and responsible for raising the CSA scores of carriers.  Here is an example...

January 2012 Utah student ran into the back of a tanker.  Yes believe it or not this cause the carrier's score to be raised.  This is not an isolated incident.  More are listed in the story and those are also just examples.  The sad part is the attempt to correct this injustice has gone in the wrong direction.

ATA: Common Sense Must Govern CSA Crash Accountability Decisions - Truckinginfo.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

High Paying Flatbed Jobs Home Weekly

I don't know how many people are aware of this but Averitt has a growing flatbed division.  I had seen their hiring signs in different places a couple of months ago.  Now I have seen them advertise on several places on line too.  They are hiring flatbed drivers to get home weekly (according to the ads) starting at 39 cents a mile.

Now you know you can't be home every week plus run high miles every week so you take that into account.  Where you live will matter a lot.  Right now they need drivers bad in Louisville (according to sign).  This means is you live in or around that area, you probably can get hired pretty quickly if you qualify.

As with any high paying local or regional trucking jobs, its not really an entry level position.
  •  23 Years of Age or Older
  • 1 Year Verifiable Tractor Trailer Experience
  • Good Driving Record
  • No Felonies
  • No Serious Mov Violations under 12 Months old, No Reckless Driving, DUI Convictions within 5 Yrs
  • No Misdemeanors for Theft or Violence within 10 Years
Averitt is a pretty good company or else I wouldn't be writing so much about them.  Talk to their drivers and make your own opinion.  They had humble and organic beginnings so I guess their story also intrigues me.  When you talk about a dock worker buy a company at 20 in it's early stages.  Well, keep your eyes open for those high paying trucking jobs maybe you will find one.  When I come across stuff with extra time you know I will post. by the way here is that Averitt story if you are interested.

If you have or is working for Averitt let us know what you think about the company.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

High Paying North Dakota Trucking Jobs up to $80,000 Due To The Oil Boom

Because oil companies are now able to harvest from oil reserves that were previously not feasible to tap, there are all types of high paying local and regional trucking jobs in North Dakota. Even cashiers and waitress get top dollar pay to keep to keep them as employees because most businesses are booming.  Everyone needs workers to support the people who have come into town to work in the oil fields.

Truckers out in North Dakota are making $70,000 - $80,000 per year driving mostly for oil or energy companies and subcontractors to the industry.  Most of these trucking jobs don't require truckers to travel more than 150 miles away from their terminal or work site.

If relocating was in the cards for you, you may consider ND. Don't forget your spouse will likely be able to find work too, so this is really an opportunity for the right people. But........read the next paragraph......

Note: I have seen this before and sometimes the community seems to raise the cost of everything else to match increases in salaries and wages. This almost cancels everything out unless you already stay near the area or move near the area and not right in the middle of the action.

Be proactive my friends and do your due diligence before you jump at anything that seems just too good to be true.  Make sure you get the full big picture.  Don't get my wrong I hope this is perfect for someone reading, I just don't want you to encounter any surprises.

You will definitely want to call around and see what housing and the cost of living for other things you will need down there is now compared to before the boom.  For instance, if you will need daycare, how much do they charge now?

Here are some jobs in the area.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Truck Driving Program Puts Arkansans to Work Earning excess of $35,000 first year

Maverick USA, Stallion Transportation, Typson Foods and Willis Shaw will hire 300 drivers from a training program by the state to be taught at ASU-Newport trucking school over the course of 4 weeks. This training and all expenses will be forgiven upon successful completion of training and a year of commitment at one of the four companies.
You can call for more information call 1-888-701-8981 pf visit www.truckingarkansas.com

Truck Driving Program Puts Arkansans to Work