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Labor shortages are leading to improved hiring outlook in Trucking.
Marketing manager Scott McNiel estimates the firm could hire 50 more drivers if it could find qualified candidates. The irony is not lost on McNiel that even in a tough economy in a blue-collar state, truck driving jobs often go begging. “Everybody wants to have a local job where they are home every night. That's not going to happen.” If projections are right, the squeeze is destined to tighten in the years ahead. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, national demand for truck drivers is projected to rise by 330,000 jobs by 2020. In 2012, it calculated there were ...
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 ...