Truck Driver Employment Forecast

Over the next 7 years, employment of truck drivers will rise 9 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Take Celedon in Indianapolis, Indiana for example.  They currently run 3000 tractors, and are looking to add another 100 positions.  Much of their growth is due to smaller trucking companies closing due to economic factors.  The growth will be in both the Over The Road (OTR) and regional postions.

Another reason for an increase in hiring demand for trucking jobs is the retiring baby boomer generation.  Baby boomers will be retiring from a variety of jobs over the next 5 to 10 year, leaving an increased demand to fill these positions.

The combination of demand, and an average annual salary in trucking of $37,588, is enough to interest many in trucking who have not considered it before.  To start driving, you must have a CDL license, and complete training with the trucking company that hired you.  It takes roughly 4 to 6 weeks to complete CDL school to obtain your license.

Visit our application page to apply with Celedon.

 

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