Trucking Jobs in Indiana
The news of the truck driver shortage is getting picked up just about everywhere. This is a major problem on the horizon but could be great news for truck drivers. If you are a prior trucker that left the industry not because of a bad driving record but because of the pay rate, now is the time to get back into the trucking industry and get the best trucking job terms in decades. Come on truckers - strike while the iron is hot!
According to INDYDSTAR.COM:
"Shortage of truckers worsens; pay rises to around $50,000
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.
Many baby boomers are retiring and fewer young people are interested in long-haul-trucking careers that often require drivers to be away from home for weeks at a time, said Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of Transplace, which manages freight delivery for businesses.
The crunch is expected to become even more dire next year when stricter federal limits on the number of hours drivers can work take effect. That safety move will force companies to hire more drivers."