The Trucker Chronicles

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 7.7 percent–its lowest point since December 2011. The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November. It sounds as if the economy has been improving, but the Labor Department’s report released on Friday has provided a mixed picture. Super-storm Sandy disrupted economic activity. Construction employment fell 20,000 and 369,000 […]

In an effort to provide exceptional opportunities for Class A CDL drivers, Ward Truckload Express, LLC has opened their “Regional Fleet/Proven Program” to a limited number of new drivers with a minimum of 1 year verifiable OTR or Regional experience. Applicants for this “Proven Program” must reside in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, western half […]

TSA will allow a 3yr extension to TWIC holders whose 5yr cards expire on or before 12/14, starting 8/30 #TWIC #trucking

Attention, out-of-work Americans: Want to be a trucker? A worsening shortage of truck drivers is pushing up freight rates and delaying some deliveries, defying the weak economy, high unemployment and falling gasoline prices. “It’s getting harder to get drivers,” said Mike Card, president of Combined Transport of Central Point, Ore., and incoming chairman of the […]

MINNEAPOLIS — In May’s otherwise-bleak jobs report, one sector of the economy stood out for all the right reasons: The trucking industry is running full speed ahead and hiring drivers. “We can’t get trucks, and that means there are not enough drivers,” said Mike Mady, human resources director for the St. Paul, Minn.-based produce processing […]