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Truck-stop Job Boards saturated with Hiring Ads
Truck-stop Job Boards saturated with Hiring Ads, some offering sign-on bonuses topping $5,000 and free bus tickets to drivers willing to switch employers. Companies are equipping their fleets with satellite televisions and other amenities to make life on the road more comfortable.

Average pay for long-haul truckers jumped 17% since the end of 2013 to a record $57,000 this year, according to the National Transportation Institute, a research group. U.S. wages rose by less than 4% over the same period.

Truckers earn anywhere from $0.30 to $0.60 or more per mile driven. They used to make significantly less; the average annual salary for truckers in 2013 was below 2005 levels, according to the NTI.

The long-haul trucking industry, which employs about 800,000 people today, needs an additional 48,000 drivers, according to the American Trucking Associations, a trade group.

Read More Here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/drivers-reap-benefits-of-trucking-boom-1444728780
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