Trucking industry starving for drivers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by stacks, May 26, 2021.

  1. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    I think there is some sort of driver shortage in that there is a large and growing number of unfilled job openings, but I also think there's unaccounted variables such as when a driver becomes an o/o, he creates a job opening even though he's still in a truck on the road.
     
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Really?
    Maybe the pay bump comes from the new ownership Transwood?
    I see they have like 20 new trucks at the yard which are a mix of day cabs and single sleepers.
    Not slip seating would definitely be a plus.
     
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  4. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    I won’t be slip seating at this time. I’m out in rural Mn. Believe they were only hiring one position for this terminal. I was hired with no hazmat. Took the test on Monday passed. Did fingerprints today. Have drug test and dot physical on Friday. Start orientation on Tuesday next week.
     
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  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    So did Transwood get new owners recently?
     
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  6. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Not sure but they bought kane last year and are parking trailers in the kane inver grove yard
     
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  7. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Owning a truck is like marrying a woman; not many men want to have a (second) wife for at least 5 years.:D
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I can drive a truck. Experienced team. Although partner doesn't drive.
     
  9. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    Well said. Also all the government is so involved in trucking now they’ve ruined it
     
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  10. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I didn't realize how much they have grown until now when I looked them up ....they have always been big into concrete in Louisville Nebraska but have branched out apparently.
     
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  11. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Bwahahahahhahahahha!!!!!!!

    I tend to think the recruiters are posting these silly "not enough drivers to fill the seats" stories. Treat the driver better. Pay us by the hour. Then see how hard it is to get drivers
     
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