OK so you have been out of high-school for a couple of years and you still haven’t found a decent job. You hear commercials all the time about how a college degree is needed to get ahead in life but that doesn’t appeal to you. Besides, do you really want to carry that huge student loan debt when you finish and then still not be guaranteed a job???? Then maybe you should consider trucker jobs, an alternative to college!
That’s right. A professional over the road truck driver can be a very rewarding career for the right personality type and you can be on the road within a very short time. In fact for less than a single semester of college you can get you CDL (commercial drivers license) and be on the road typically within a month of starting your training! And for the icing on the cake; the typical professional truck driver makes between $36,000 and $42,000 a year.
There are many trucking schools out there and more and more trucking companies are offering in-house CDL training with a follow on job. A great example of this is Millis Transfer and the Millis Training Institute. With Millis Transfer you can be on the road in as little as 4 weeks after starting training.
Attention military veterans! Trucking companies want you as well. If you have an honorable discharge you can use your G.I. Bill for truck driver training. Click here to find out more about veteran truck driving jobs.
So, before you start out on that 4 year journey to a college degree and rack up thousands and thousands of dollars of student loan debt, take a look at over the road trucking jobs. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
Pilot Flying J announced on June 19 that they have donated 1.25 million dollars to the Trucking Moves America Forward program. Pilot Flying J is the largest network of truck stops and travel plazas in North America and have been working to develop the partnership with Trucking Moves America Forward to promote the trucking industry image and to educate the general public about the importance of the trucking industry.
Read the entire Pilot Flying J press release here.
Diesel fuel prices are inching back up after seven straight weeks of decline. TruckingInfo.com reports that the average cost of on-highway diesel fuel is up 3.7 cents from last week when it averaged $3.919 per gallon. “Compared to a year ago it is 8.1 cents higher.”
Read the entire article on rising fuel prices at Truckinginfo.com
Barr-Nunn Transportation has announced new pay increases effective in June. The latest increases include:
Northeast Regional with $0.52 cents per mile
OTR Zone1 with $0.47 cents per mile
Teams with $0.55 cents per mile
Click here for more information on these pay increases and other truck driver jobs related information at Barr-Nunn Transportation.
CCJDigital.com reports Crete Carrier Corporation (No. 21 in the CCJ Top 250) has been named the 2014 Most Valuable Employer for Military by CivilianJobs.com for the third year in a row.
The MVE awards help veterans and military-experienced job seekers and find employers for their civilian careers.
Click here to read entire article.
Marysville, Wash., driver Robert Tyler has been named the latest TCA Highway Angel for his efforts in assisting a motorist who had become incapacitated while stuck in traffic and blocking the car to prevent it from causing crashes.
Read the entire article at OverdriveOnline.com
Celadon trucking recently announced that it is the recipient of the Lowe’s 2013 Gold Carrier Award. How does a trucking company achieve Gold status? They mush exceed and overall on-time performance rating of 98%.
Find out more about Celadon’s prestigious Gold Carrier of the Year Award