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Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from National Express Carriers

Since 2013, National Express Carriers has been servicing the transportation industry in all 48 states. With their focus in dry, refrigerated, and LTL truck loads, they integrated their services in multiple sectors of the industry.

Their main focus is to provide outstanding customer service for clients in the field. By utilizing the newest and up to date equipment they provide outstanding results in quality of work along with on-time service guaranteed.

national express carriers hiring otr drivers

Currently National Express Carriers seeks OTR Dry Van CDL A Drivers nationwide. They offer competitive pay, a great benefit package, and top equipment.

The trucks include refrigerators, inverters, and APU units, and drivers take trucks home during home time.

In addition, they launch a new facility in July with lounge, beds, showers, a full kitchen, and laundry.

Also, they ask that applicants are at least 25 years old with a CDL A license and a minimum of 1 year of experience.

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Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from Skyline, Inc.

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Skyline Transportation, Inc. is a family owned operation, headquartered in Knoxville, TN. They service the eastern United States and provide great career opportunities and stability for drivers and their families.

Currently, Skyline Transportation, Inc. seeks CDL A Long Haul Regional Over the Road Company Drivers. The drivers must be within driving distance of Knoxville, Nashville, Jackson or Memphis, TN terminals. Drivers are home every weekend, with an average of 2500 miles driven per week. Also, Skyline offers health benefits, holiday, and vacation pay. In addition, Skyline offers a sign-on bonus and quarterly safety bonuses.

Skyline Transportation asks that applicants are at least 21 years old with a clean driving record. Also, they prefer the Hazmat endorsement. However, they help drivers obtain the endorsement at the company’s expense.

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Learn the perks about being someone with a CDL trucking jobArielle Pardes recently wrote an article for  Cosmopolitan magazine called “13 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Long-Haul Truck Driver.” While the story focuses on her role as a female driver, much of Pardes’ driving experience is universal. Men with CDL trucking jobs will be able to relate to her observations as well. Here are the highlights from the article. Give it a read and see if you share her experience.

1. Driving trucks is more like a lifestyle choice than a regular job. This is not the kind of job where you’ll be home for dinner every night. You stay out, driving shipments back and forth, for weeks at a time, and then you get a couple days off back home. It’s impossible to have a real life because you’re always on the road.

2. Don’t stress out about finding a job. There’s a huge shortage of truck drivers, so getting hired is basically as easy as getting your commercial driver’s license. It’s a 10-week program to get the certification, and by the time mine was over, I had a job lined up with a company. Some companies will even pre-hire you and pay for your training, which makes it really easy to break into the industry.

3. The starting pay isn’t great, but you can move up the pay scale pretty quickly. When I first started driving, I was making 27 cents for every mile that I drove, which equated to around $35,000 a year — so, not great. But by the time I quit three years later, I was making $55,000 a year. Pay raises are regular, and your rate goes up if you hit goals each quarter, like making on-time deliveries, driving without accidents, staying under the speed limit, and having more years of experience under your belt.

4. You’re constantly traveling, but you don’t get to be a tourist. In a day, you could easily clock 600 miles; in a week, you could span more than 3,000 miles, or double if you’re team driving. That’s an insane swath of the United States to cover — and yet, you won’t experience anything you can’t see from the highway. Sure, you’re passing through lots of cool places, but you’re on the clock and you can’t just park your truck somewhere and go sightseeing.

5. Even with all of the downsides, there are some beautiful moments. If you Google “best things about being a truck driver,” you’re not going to find much. But for the right person, there’s a lot to appreciate: You get to be in charge of your own schedule and how you spend your time in the truck. You can save a lot of money, since your living expenses are minimal while you’re on the road. And the views from the driver’s seat beat any office window.

Read more here to see what else Arielle Pardes wishes she knew before becoming a long-haul truck driver.

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Featured image from Pixabay.com. Interior image from Getty.com, as pictured in Cosmopolitan magazine.

Drivers well know about the shortage of drivers out there. After all, they’re living that reality. But that doesn’t make the problem any easier to accept.

ttnews.comThe American Trucking Associations says the shortage is hitting the for-hire trucking industry most, with drivers who typically don’t get home for a week or more. And with Baby Boomers hitting retirement in high numbers now, the shortage isn’t expected to stop anytime soon.

“It’s not the most appealing career in the world,” says Jon Coca, president of Diamond Transportation Systems. “And there are roadblocks to becoming one in the first place.”

The shrinking pool of drivers is further compounded by the lifestyle of the long-haul driver. After all, many such drivers don’t get to spend much time at home.

“Often it’s a job of last resort,” Costello says, so. transportation companies have been raising pay, he says.

Sean Kilcarr, executive editor of the trucking trade publication Fleet Owner, observes that the driver shortage is nothing new; it’s been coming for the last 20 years as an onslaught of truck drivers churned toward retirement. Young people during that period, meanwhile, opted for college instead of driving careers.

“(We should) make the career available just coming out of high school,” Coca said. “I think that would increase the driver pool.”

Several other challenges to entry into the truck driving field exist as well. To learn more about them, read the full article here. 

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