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New Mexico is a hot-spot for high-paying trucking jobs.
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A Delaware company announced it will invest $52 million in a truck-to-rail facility to help move oil from the Four Corners region to market. NLG Energy Partners’ facility will create 62 jobs initially and another 50 or so within five years, according to the state Economic Development Department. Most of the jobs will be New Mexico-based truck driving positions, and wages overall will average $92,000 a year plus benefits, said Angela Heisel, spokeswoman for the state Economic Development Department. CONTINUE READING AT ALBUQUERQUE JOURNALmore
Learn how to prepare for an interview in the Trucking industry.
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Times are tough right now with the economy, and interviews are hard to come by. Here are some tips to maximize your chances of acing the interview and getting that truck driving job you seek. Preparing for the Interview Preparation before an interview cannot be stressed enough. Be sure to research the truck driving company you are applying at. What loads do they typically haul, which routes, do they operate HazMat contracts, how many trucks and drivers do they have, etc. Be sure to mention in the interview any experience you have that is directly related to the company’s operations. ... more
Falling fuel prices are impacting hiring in the Trucking sector.
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Tumbling fuel prices have given trucking companies more flexibility and allowed them — and their customers — to save money. “We’re crossing our fingers that it stays this way,” said Morgan, president of Oklahoma City-based Amazing Movers. The company has two diesel trucks and one that uses gasoline. All three have seen significant fuel savings over the past several weeks. “It brings down our overall costs and allows us to be more flexible,” he said. The company has begun shaving down the fuel surcharge it reluctantly added about six years ago. Dropping fuel prices have also coincided with transportation industry ... more
Learn the necessary skills to become a truck driver.
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You've finally done it - you've decided to go to school and learn to be a truck driver. When you make the decision to start driving a truck, you're in for some major life changes. It can be hard to know exactly where to begin, so here are some tips that will get you behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler in no time flat. Make Sure You Know What You're Doing Before you invest the time, effort and money to be a truck driver, you need to know if it's really a career you're interested in. Many truck routes may ... more
Opportunities in the Trucking industry are taking off.
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In the past year, construction hiring increased in 61% of US metropolitan statistical areas, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. With the industry on the rise, some of the most abundant opportunities are in trucking positions, a WANTED analytics study finds. Construction employers may also feel market pressure when filling Civil Engineer, Maintenance and Repair Worker, and Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver positions. These professions have between 23 to 38 qualified candidates per job opening. These represent the smallest talent pools of the most in-demand construction jobs. The need ... more
Balancing working as a truck driver with having a family life is important.
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Obtaining a job as a truck driver can be an extremely rewarding experience, whether you want to improve your current job or simply wish to try something new. Likely, you are interested in the opportunity to work an independent job. There are many ways to establish a successful career in the trucking industry. First, you should consider the lifestyle, requiring you to spend many days, or even weeks away from home. Will the salary be sufficient to support your family, and how will they cope with your absence. How To Break Into the Trucking Industry There are many ways that ... more
Trucking industry growth in 2015 is on the rise.
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Steady hiring in the trucking industry has lifted jobs to numbers near pre-recession heights. Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the February 2015 gain of almost 3,000 new hires brings trucking to a total of 1.45 million employed workers. Return from the doldrums of the recession has been consistent from month to month since 2010, save occasional dips. Trucking's employment gains parallel hiring in construction and retail. That bodes well for prospects into the summer, as the spring and summer months typically lead to a bounce in construction employment. And, as retailers meet demand of traveling shoppers, another ... more
Learn to embrace what you love in the Trucking industry.
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Who wants to drive a truck for a living? Those who are seriously interested have to first ask themselves: “Am I aware of all that is needed to be successful at driving a truck?” Most people can be successful when driving a truck for a living, but they have to make sure that they do it for the right reasons. In addition, they need to be fully aware of what it will mean to them and their families. The majority of people driving a truck, as well as the ones who are considering this career right now, are doing it ... more
Self-driving trucks could have profound impact on hiring in Trucking.
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Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals. Mark Alvick was in "highway pilot" mode, the wheel moving this way and that as if a ghost were at the helm. Daimler Trucks North America LLC says its "Inspiration" truck, the first self-driving semi-truck to be licensed to roll on public roads — in this case any highway or interstate in Nevada — is the future of ... more
Transportation careers on the rise.
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Careers in transport are diverse but as a truck driver, you are the backbone of the industry. Remember, the company needs to fill the position as much as you want the job! Using the following interviewing techniques will help you land the job. First, we’ll review the most important interview skills you need for any job opportunity. Then we’ll look at issues specific to truck driving interviews. Dress Professionally You’re marketing yourself as a “product” and the interviewer must decide whether to “buy.” For careers in transport and while you’re out on the road, you can pretty much dress as ... more