The Trucker Chronicles

As the oil and gas industries are booming, the demand for qualified truck drivers is increasing, with fewer candidates available to meet the demand than is needed. “I know one oilfield company that is looking for over 500 drivers right now,” said Dan Case, executive director of the Oklahoma Trucking Association. “The U.S. needs about […]

By Keith Laing The transportation sector added 36,000 jobs in the month of May,  despite an overall increase in the national unemployment rate to 8.2 percent. Statistics released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the U.S. economy added only 69,000 jobs in May, but employment in the transportation industry increased from 4.342 million […]

Sometimes people who first enter, or considering entering the trucking profession do not understand the many positions involved in the industry.  Below is a breakdown that perhaps will help clarify some of the positions and terminology that is involved. Recruiters are hired by companies to obtain drivers for their operations.  They must know the employers […]

TULSA, Okla – May 24, 2012 – Melton Truck Lines, a premier air-ride flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, OK, is pleased to announce a 1 cent per mile across the board pay increase.  This increase will be effective June 5th. At Melton we conduct industry pay studies and subscribe to independent annual surveys.  We measure […]

Understanding the need for the top pay and predictable home time that drivers have come to expect, K&B Transportation is expanding our salaried dedicated operations into many states throughout the upper Midwest.  With this expansion, we are urgently seeking dedicated drivers in the following states: Illinois Iowa Indiana Ohio Kentucky Minnesota Missouri Wisconsin One complaint […]