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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
Staying Safe in Trucking
Trucking landed among the 10 careers spotlighted in the 2016 Jobs Rated report on Most Dangerous Jobs . In the days since, a new column on the Department of Labor's blog underscores the hazards of working on the roadways. Per the DoL: Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers also have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that require days off from work across all occupations (a total of 55,710 in 2014). They rank 6th among the top occupations with highest incidence rates of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, after police officers and sheriffs, ...
Trucking distribution centers in the American West are booming.
A study conducted by an independent location counsel examined the trucking industry and distribution centers around the Western United States and Canada. Warehousing distribution is among the industries being targeted by state and local economic development agencies to diversify the economy. The study, conducted by Princeton, N.J.-based The Boyd Co., included 29 cities in the United States and Canada that have railway access. “It’s more environmentally friendly to ship something by rail than it is by truck,” said Boyd Co. CEO John Boyd. “It’s the equivalent of your SUV getting 400 miles per gallon.” Of the 29 cities, Las Vegas ...
Trucking employment is returning to pre-recession heights.
Trucking hiring has steadily climbed throughout 2014 as the industry nears its pre-recession employment levels. With approximately 1,408,700 employed in July 2014, trucking employment is at its highest point since January 2008 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry added roughly 2,300 new hires. Trucking hiring has improved every month since September 2013. Continuing at its current pace, the industry should match its pre-recession peak of 1.45 million employed in January 2007 by the end of 2014. Positions are most plentiful in California and Texas, though the highest paying opportunities are for drivers in Alaska and North ...
Trucking jobs are in demand in the Construction sector.
In August's jobs report, the BLS stated that the construction industry added 20,000 jobs, reaching a 5-year high. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%, which is a 7-year low. Improved hiring in the construction industry offers a potential boon for those seeking opportunities in trucking. Trucking jobs are the second-most in-demand in the construction industry per a report. CONTINUE READING AT NOLA.COM
New Mexico is a hot-spot for high-paying trucking jobs.
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 JOURNAL
Learn how to prepare for an interview in the Trucking industry.
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. ...
Falling fuel prices are impacting hiring in the Trucking sector.
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 ...
Learn the necessary skills to become a truck driver.
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 ...
Opportunities in the Trucking industry are taking off.
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 ...