Hiring boom occurring in trucking industry
The oldest generation of truck drivers are starting to retire, and the newest truckers are beginning to get behind the wheel. However, more individuals are leaving the profession than are starting, so some fleet management owners are feeling the pressure to hire more drivers, reports My San Antonio.
Salaries and conditions are more competitive than ever, because supply and demand of many materials has increased over the years. Transport of freight is a mainstay in American commerce, which calls for truckers to be hired under better circumstances.
Freight Transportation Research estimated that the U.S. will be lacking more than 500,000 drivers by the beginning of 2012. Companies continue to try to find new truckers to maintain their steady business.
Tom Hartmen, safety manager at fuel transport company Sun Coast Resources, says the stricter trucking regulations being proposed also may cause industry people to hire extra workers when deliveries need to be split between two employees.
The American Trucking Association found that there has been a significant increase in hiring this year among trucking businesses. Turnover rates are increasing, up to 49 percent in the third quart of the business calendar.
Friday, July 15th, 2011
The oldest generation of truck drivers are starting to retire, and the newest truckers are beginning to get behind the wheel.