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Carriers buying more trucks, looking for more drivers


More trucks are hitting the road each year and commercial truck carriers need thousands of professionally trained drivers to get behind the wheel of those trucks. Used commercial truck sales are up as the demand for trucking services continue to grow all over the nation. All the month-over-month comparisons – volume, price, miles, and ageContinue Reading

Is trucking the right career for you?


A career as a professional truck driver can be great, but it’s not for everyone. It takes the right kind of person to drive commercial trucks, but for those with the right mindset and the right professional training, it can be a rewarding career that offers long-term stability. The commercial truck industry is currently experiencingContinue Reading

Trucking is the right fit for the right person


Becoming a commercial truck driver is not easy, but with the right mindset and training it’s a career almost anyone can enter. There are many reasons to enter the commercial trucking industry and it’s a profession that offers a lot of advantages for its drivers, but there are also some challenges that prospective drivers shouldContinue Reading

Plenty of jobs available in trucking industry


Millions of Americans are out of work or underemployed, and even though the national economy is beginning to grow slowly, there are not enough jobs to meet the demand among the nation’s unemployed and underemployed. However, there is one industry where the challenge is reversed. The commercial trucking industry has too many jobs available forContinue Reading

Trucking’s future forecast continues to look bright


It’s been a tough few years for the economy and significant growth doesn’t appear to be on the immediate horizon. However, the commercial trucking industry is a different story as a recent report predicts substantial growth over the next decade. According to American Trucking Associations’ U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2023, which is a productContinue Reading

New bill brings some relief to growing trucking industry


Last month President Obama signed a new highway authorization bill into law and it drew praise from commercial trucking officials as the industry continues to experience rapid growth. “It has been 30 months since we have had a true, long-term highway funding bill,” American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said, “so (the highwayContinue Reading

Truck officials say no hours of service changes needed


When it comes to America’s hour of service requirements for truckers, the commercial trucking industry is asking for the federal government to do its part in maintaining an already strong system. The commercial trucking industry is experiencing rapid growth but trucking officials are asking the government to do its part in helping one of theContinue Reading

While other industries fluctuate, trucking continues to steady growth


Manufacturing output has been showing growth over the past several months but July saw the numbers dip a bit. However, despite the volatile manufacturing sector, commercial trucking continues to move forward and is one the nation’s fastest growing industries. When manufacturing is up its good news for trucks, but the demand in commercial trucking isContinue Reading

Not enough trained drivers to fill vacant driving positions


Thousands of commercial truck drivers are needed right now all across the United States and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number will grow even larger, as more than 330,000 jobs are expected to open up in the trucking industry between 2010 and 2020. However, despite high unemployment, many of those drivingContinue Reading

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