For the many unemployed truck drivers across the US, it may be surprising to learn that there is currently a nationwide shortage of qualified and experienced truck drivers. According to USA Today “Shortages of trucks and drivers are delaying some deliveries of products and raw materials across the USA and raising freight costs.” In the context of an almost 10% general unemployment rate in the U.S., such a shortage seems unlikely and out of step with the experience of the wider economy.
Here at Drivers.com, we have been responding to an increasing number of queries from overseas truck drivers looking for jobs in Canada, the US or Australia. This interest has prompted us to write a series of guides for overseas drivers seeking jobs in these countries. The first country we will cover in this series is Canada.
The U.S. trucking industry has been hit hard by the recent recession and is only starting to recover. There are even talks of a potential driver shortage due to an aging population of truckers coupled with the introduction of more stringent safety laws (resulting in many drivers losing their trucking licenses).
Some jobs pay more because few can do them, some because few are willing to do them and some due to a combination of both. We decided to put together a list of the top 5 best paid driving jobs around the world, from Ice Road truckers in Alaska to convoy truck drivers in Iraq.
Is the trucking industry in the U.S. finally turning a corner? Are truck driving jobs on the increase? With so much conflicting information out there we decided to conduct our own research into the subject. If you are looking for truck or other driving jobs you can check out our jobs section at http://jobs.drivers.com
While other employment sectors are still struggling to find their way out of recession and job losses, the transportation industry seems to be going full throttle - so to speak! According to the Commercial Carrier Journal “The for-hire trucking industry continued to add jobs in July even as the overall U.S. economy lost (them) ... since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 13,000 jobs”
Over the coming months we will be running a series of articles on different driving jobs around the world, and the various requirements you will need to meet to qualify for these jobs. In this article we are looking at the job of the New York City Taxi Driver.
When you think of oil field jobs you may think of places like Texas or Saudi Arabia, but how about Canada? The discovery of the Athabasca oil sands in Canada’s Alberta province, and the more recent development of more cost-effective mining methods, has put Canada on the list of the top 10 oil producing countries in the world.
Following the success of London's congestion tolls on drivers in the city's core, cities everywhere are looking to follow - and a new report scopes New York's prospects