truck driver jobs

truck driver jobs
Truck Driver Jobs - cdl training - Cdl Schools
 
Local Truck Routes
O.T.R. Driving
Dedicated Truck Routes
Truck Driver Problems
2007
Owner Operator Truck Driving Jobs
Regional Truck Driving Jobs
Dedicated Truck Driving Jobs
OTR Truck Driving Jobs
Local Truck Driving Jobs
Regional Truck Routes
Owner Operator Jobs
 
Alabama                    Illinois                 Montana                Puerto Rico
Alaska                       Indiana                Nebraska              Rhode Island
Arizona                       Iowa                    Nevada                South Carolina
Arkansas                    Kansas               New Hampshire      South Dakota
California                    Kentucky            New Jersey            Tennessee
Colorado                     Louisiana           New Mexico           Texas
Connecticut                 Maine                 New York               Utah
Delaware                    Maryland             North Carolina        Vermont
District of Columbia     Massachusetts     North Dakota          Virginia
Florida                        Michigan              Ohio                     Washington
Georgia                      Minnesota             Oklahoma             West Virginia
Hawaii                        Mississippi           Oregon                   Wisconsin
Idaho                          Missouri               Pennsylvania         Wyoming
Truck Driving Job Information
 
CDL Information
CDL Practice Tests
Truck Driving In Iraq - You Think It's Tough Here?
  Truck driving undoubtedly has its challenges here in the United States. Crowded highways, not enough parking areas and long hours are just a few of the problems drivers face on a daily basis...
More Information
Truck Driving Jobs - For The Professional Driver
Local Truck Driving Jobs - Over the Road Truck Driving Jobs - Dedicated Truck Driving Jobs - Owner Operator Truck Driving Jobs
 
Truck Driver Problems
Over the road trucking is a hard, rough existence. The general public just does not understand the reality of the trucking life. People watch as the big rigs pull out onto the road ways and head off to some destination known only to the professional behind the wheel. The life of freedom! No boss looking over your shoulder, and endless hours of traveling the country, enjoying the sightseeing aspect all along the way! The general public could not be so wrong.

For most of the professionals in OTR truck driving, there is a constant, daily battle to be fought every day, never mind the weeks and sometimes months that go by without seeing their families. Forget about sleeping in your own bed every night or just relaxing and watching a little television. Don’t think about having to eat out every day and showering in a truck stop. Give no thought to the fact that the American trucker runs down the road fighting overcrowded streets on very little sleep, and is simply trying to do what we all are attempting to do: make a living.

The general public’s attitude for the most part, is that these trucks are a nuisance. I wish just once, that the truckers would come together and shut down for a week. Let the gasoline supply go dry . . . let the grocery store shelves turn empty . . . let the retail stores have nothing to sell . . . let the restaurants be without food. It would not even have to be a week. Within three to four days the United States of America would look like a third world country. The general public would be crying, “Bring back our truckers!” Fortunately, America’s truckers are too compassionate to allow this to happen, but for them, I wish just once . . .

The saddest part of all, however, is not the ways of the general public. The professionals in the trucking industry come under attack by someone you would not even consider: their own employer. These are the trucking companies that brutalize these men and women on a daily basis. They will push them to run harder to get the freight to where it needs to be. And, as the truckers fulfill their duty, they receive no more benefit or compensation for their valiant effort. After running nonstop to make the delivery on time, their employer may now make them “sit” for two days, thus losing any extra miles they would have received. They are exploited constantly, and these exploitations are hidden in well disguised ad campaigns and perhaps simple bonus programs such as being “awarded” with a company jacket!

Over the road truck driving jobs pay by the mile. The average at present is around .32 cents per mile. If a driver is not moving, they are not making any money. The average pay for an owner operator is roughly .96 cents per mile. Just so the trucking companies know, you cannot make ANY MONEY working for .96 cents per mile! But, then again, they already know this. Truck drivers want to drive. Truck drivers want miles. The #1 exploitation toward truck drivers lies with the trucking companies. They will promise miles, but then never deliver. They will give you just enough miles to keep you hanging on, but that is all the drivers are doing. Their only concern is the freight. These trucking companies are too ignorant to understand that without the driver, they have no company.

Driver retention is a major problem in trucking today. The average turnover rate today sits at nearly 125%. There is one company that has a driver retention problem of 200%! The intellectuals that run the company can’t figure out why. I can help! Do you want to lower your retention problem? Here is a suggestion for you: GIVE THEM MILES! Also, don’t just give them miles, but treat them with respect. Respect . . . another issue. Of course, I understand why the retention problem exist. There is more to the story. Sadly, many drivers are not aware of the “why.”

These drivers that have chosen truck driving careers take pride in their work and profession. Without them, our country and even the world as we know it, would crash. As you put in your 8-5 job and head home for the evening . . . as you wrap up your five-day work week and enjoy your weekend off . . . remember the American trucker that is still out there . . . running . . . getting all of the items delivered, so when you go to the store with your family, those items will be on the shelves. Because even though the trucking companies continue to exploit their own drivers, these same drivers will still complete their mission. It’s their pride. It’s in their blood.
Article Source: http://www.content.onlypunjab.com
Aubrey Allen Smith is the author of the Truth About Trucking. With 29 years in the transportation industry, Allen has helped many new, inexperienced drivers discover the truth about the trucking industry. If you are considering a career in trucking, learn how to avoid the scams before you begin! Visit
www.truthabouttrucking.com today, and learn the truth.



The #1 Exploitation Toward Truck Drivers
By: Aubrey Allen Smith
 
Custom Search
Search Truck-Driver-Jobs.net
Custom Search
Search Truck-Driver-Jobs.net