“Truck Driver Shortage” Hits All Time High Causing Truck Driver Pay To Rise

It appears the industry is no closer to emerging from the trucking crisis with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reporting that the shortage has even spiked, reaching its highest levels to date. “Over the past 15 years, we’ve watched the shortage rise and fall with economic trends, but it ballooned last year to the highest level we’ve seen to date,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello....

U.S. Truck Driver Shortage Is On Course to Double in a Decade

The U.S. trucker shortage is expected to more than double over the next decade as the industry struggles to replace aging drivers and recruit more women. The driver deficit swelled by more than 10,000 to 60,800 in 2018 from a year earlier, according to a study by the American Trucking Associations. The shortage is expected to ease slightly this year as U.S.-China trade friction slows freight...

Walmart offering trucking jobs at $90K

Walmart needs to hire 900 new truckers, so they're boosting their salaries, in hopes of hiring more people and keeping current drivers. You can earn about $90,000 a year. Walmart says they have 8,000 drivers that travel over 700 million miles to deliver merchandise. They're looking for experienced drivers. "We've seen pay increases occurring all across the industry. And people like Walmart...

Texas Oilfield Truck Drivers: Life in the oilfields

When the Boom Goes Bust When the oil industry boom goes bust, what happens to the workers? What happens to the communities we live in and raise our families in? What happens to you? The residents of West Texas have been on a rollercoaster ride due to the oil industry’s constantly changing demand. When oil prices are high, the need for workers is so great that oil and fracking...

Roadmaster Graduate Platt Brabner named Trucking’s Top Rookie of 2018

Mordaunt “Platt” Brabner, a 58-year-old Texan, was recognized as Trucking’s Top Rookie during ceremonies at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Chosen from a field of nine finalists, Brabner won $10,000 and a variety of prizes. He attended Roadmaster Drivers School of San Antonio and got into trucking after serving first in the Marines and then joining the Navy to become a...

Walmart offering trucking jobs at $90K

Walmart needs to hire 900 new truckers, so they're boosting their salaries, in hopes of hiring more people and keeping current drivers. You can earn about $90,000 a year. Walmart says they have 8,000 drivers that travel over 700 million miles to deliver merchandise....

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Texas Oilfield Truck Drivers: Life in the oilfields

When the Boom Goes Bust When the oil industry boom goes bust, what happens to the workers? What happens to the communities we live in and raise our families in? What happens to you? The residents of West Texas have been on a rollercoaster ride due to the...

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Roadmaster Dallas: New Location Now Open!

Roadmaster Drivers School Announces Opening of New Truck Driver Training Facility in Dallas, TX DALLAS, TX- Roadmaster Drivers School, a premier truck driver training company has expanded its services of quality CDL training into the Dallas, TX area with the newest...

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How to Make More Money Driving

Traveling the country and discovering new adventures is a lot of people’s dream retirement. For Class A CDL licensed Truck Drivers, driving across the country, seeing new places, and meeting new people are a routine part of their job. The great thing is...

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Will Self Driving Trucks Replace Truck Drivers?

In October of 2016, a self-driving tractor-trailer made a 120 mile trip to Colorado to deliver a load of beer. That trip was made while the Truck Driver, who normally mans the wheel, relaxed in his sleeper birth and watched the miles go by. It’s very easy...

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Women Truck Drivers Make Equal Pay

When it comes to the subject of wages in America, we have all heard the rumbles and complaints.  From laborers to CEOs, there is a culture of wage inequality between men and women in America. According to Pew Research, while the wage gap has narrowed, it...

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A New Year, New Career, New You!

The New Year is a perfect time to start fresh and get those resolutions underway. With the expiration of 2017 comes the hope that 2018 will offer greater opportunities to better ourselves. Here are some of the major resolutions Americans set down every year and how a...

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Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Puerto Rico Relief Efforts   Puerto Rico is barely four weeks out from the landfall of Hurricane Maria and the situation could hardly be worse for the 3.4 million American citizens residing there. People are resorting to drinking from contaminated...

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Truck Drivers Help Hurricane Victims

Truck Drivers Help Florida Hurricane Victims Roadmaster's corporate headquarters and admissions center are located in St. Petersburg, FL. We have three CDL training schools in Florida, as well as one in Georgia and North Carolina. That means that when...

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Werner & Roadmaster Unveil Operation Freedom Trucks

Building off of their successful “Operation Freedom” program, Werner Enterprises has teamed up with Roadmaster Drivers School to introduce two new military-themed Freedom Trucks. These trucks are designed to help bring awareness to how important our veterans are to...

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Automatic Transmission Semi-Truck Training Now Available!

Automatic Transmission Tractor Trailer Training While not having to worry about shifting gears while out on the road is a modern convenience for most "4 Wheel" drivers, those with 18 have been manually shifting since trucks first hit the road. With major trucking...

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Why are there so many Truck Driver jobs available?

Ready to make up to $45,000 in your first year as a Truck Driver? If the answer is yes, then you’re making a career decision at the right time. With a Truck Driver shortage of 175,000 truckers expected by 2024, finding New Truck Drivers is a really big deal! Now that...

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