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Trucker Jobs Go Unfilled

A worsening shortage of truck drivers is a critical problem that is impacting many aspects for businesses that rely on road transportation. USA Today reports freight rates are climbing and deliveries are often delayed as firms struggle to find enough drivers to replace their retirees.

Those in the industry say that, despite the nation’s high unemployment rate, it’s difficult to find enough drivers because of several factors.  These include a prerequisite $4,000 to $6,000 driver-training course, the long stretches of time away from home, and regulatory changes that have placed pressure on trucking companies to only hire drivers with perfect records.

The good news for drivers is that the shortage has increased average driver salaries about 5% this year.

The crunch is expected to become more dire next year when stricter federal regulations take effect, limiting the number of hours drivers may work.

Here at Arpin, we’re always looking for quality drivers to work for us. Since our inception in 1900, our core philosophy has been to treat employees like “they’re a name and not a number.” Are you or anyone you know interested in becoming a driver? Check out http://www.arpin.com/index.php/contact/info/drive_for_arpin for more information!

Posted on September 05, 2012 | Categories: From the Arpin Team   

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