As one of the inexpensive modes of shipment, cargo trucking or simply trucking is a profitable industry even up to today. Although there are other modes of shipment, cross-country trucking is still quite popular. Driving employment agencies are therefore established to aid both trucking companies and drivers.
Driving employment agencies cater to applicants who have finished high school, at least 21 years, who know how to drive large trucks over long distances and must be duly licensed. These background, character and skill checks are one of the primary duties of all driving employment agencies.
Like any other employment agencies, driving employment agencies also offer full-time, part-time, and per-diem gigs. The trend these days says that scores of drivers that apply at such agencies are becoming full time company drivers. As of January 2006, there are over 1,200 truck driving companies all over the US who employ the services of driving employment agencies in finding reliable and honest drivers.
Job seekers are also benefiting from these agencies by receiving education regarding felony polices. They are also given assistance in completing their CDL or commercial drivers’ license requirements. Unlike other employment agencies, however, applicants of driving employment agencies are given the liberty to choose what particular company and in what particular location they wish to apply for.
For example, some drivers wish to be assigned to trucking companies whose terminals are within commuting distance from their homes. This type of arrangement is not only allowed, it is also encouraged. By keeping drivers near their families, they have the tendency to stay within the folds of the company; which in turn, serves the trucking companies much better.
Also unlike other employment agencies, driving agencies gives its drivers the liberty to choose what machinery they wish to operate and whether they want to work in teams or as a solo agent.
Jobs for driving employment agencies are usually classified according to the machinery and / or trucking equipments that are usually used in cargo trucking transport. These include:
• Auto Hauler Driver Jobs
• Dry Van Driver Jobs
• Household Goods Driver Jobs
• Flatbed Driver Jobs
• Reefer Driver Jobs
• Tanker Driver Jobs
Other job classifications include:
• Location or geography: of which drivers can even choose what state or province in the company they wish to apply at.
• Whether they are experienced enough to drive over-the-road shipments: the term signifies that shipments are delivered on public highways during the greater part of the day. Other shipments are assigned to less experienced drivers who can only use back roads for transport, and only during a specified time.
• Desired positions which may include:
o Company driver trucking jobs (solo or team)
o Expedited trucking jobs
o Fleet leasing
o Lease purchasing programs
o Owner operator trucking jobs (solo or team)