Are nationwide truck driver job opportunities growing or declining?

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Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?

Where are the jobs? Which places have the most nationwide truck driver opportunities?

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everytruckjob in Birmingham, Alabama

134 months ago

They are on the RISE! So much so, there is now a test- program to allow Mexican drivers into this country. CDL school can be company-paid, taken at a local community college or taken through a number of truck-driving schools in any state. The one note of caution I would give if anyone is considering company-paid tuition (Schneider, JB Hunt, Warner are some of the big-name companies) is to know if the company is moving toward owner/operator contracting; you need to drive a couple years or more before you own your own truck. If a school is too quick to take your money without checking your background, watch out. There are national standards now and the big companies' insurance writers won't let them hire someone with a certain number of DUIs, traffic accidents or some past felonies - all depends on how long ago, how many and what for. For more information, go to

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Happy in Highland in South Roxana, Illinois

131 months ago

If anyone is considering company-paid tuition such as Schneider consider this. I attended the school and received their diploma but was not offered a job. Now they want to collect over $5,000 for their school that didn't produce a job offer.

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sam2 in Mostly Elsewhere - -, Florida

115 months ago

Post #2, by everytruckjob is wrong and misleading.
This is an industry in decline.
Look for Class A Driver forums, and talk to drivers, not recruiters, or those serving their own interest, at your expense.

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hm in Oviedo, Florida

112 months ago

It used to be that you called a truck company for an OTR position, and you don't even finished to hungup the phone when they where sending you the air or bus ticket to orientation, now if you live in florida no OTR company wants to hire you, if you say fine a move to GA, they will tell you oh no we are in a hiring freez. Even with good record last 5 years ATA Safety Award, no felonies or DUI, no tickets, still no luck.

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