Cleveland Trucking Companies Seeking More Drivers
Following U.S. market trends, Cleveland trucking companies are among those seeking to hire more certified drivers amid sharp increases in consumer demand and tight shipping capacity. Some have been increasing wages since the demand for trucking spiked last summer, when the national economy first began emerging from lockdowns intended to stymie the spread of the coronavirus. That demand continued through the holidays and hasn’t slowed since.
At On Time Delivery & Warehouse, we provide qualified truckers with competitive pay, benefits, bonuses and a safe, positive working environment. Truckers are key to our operation, which includes delivering client goods to locations near and far – intact, on time, every time.
The Wall Street Journal reports shipping volumes are likely to remain strong for the foreseeable future, as the economy kicks into even higher gear with increased government aid and vaccination rates. Shippers will be searching for Cleveland trucking companies with competitive freight pricing, and we strive to deliver on this as well.
Truckload costs per-mile increased more than 8 percent year-over-year in February, which is the largest yearly increase in nearly three years. The upswings have been especially pronounced in spot market freight, which is when shippers book last-minute, last-mile deliveries. In March, the ratio of available loads to trucks doubled compared to the year before.
Some Cleveland trucking companies are even growing their fleets. At On Time Delivery & Warehouse, we have a substantial fleet of 48′ and 53′ trailers, 24′ and 26′ box trucks, truckload (FTL), LTL and LCL, flatbeds, hot shot service, trailer spotting and more.
It’s true that that trucking as a profession involves long periods on the road, and this can be a barrier to retention. We understand the challenges of the job, and do everything in our power to boost worker satisfaction, increase safety and reduce driver turnover. We want drivers who want to be here, and who take pride in the pivotal role they’re playing each day.
Some analysts anticipate the industry could be into 2022 before the supply of drivers catches up with the amount of freight that needs to be hauled. Our drivers are essential to what we do, which is why we work to ensure they are properly trained, equipped, supervised and compensated. They are key to allowing us to deliver client products on deadline as safely and swiftly as possible.
Benefits of Working for a Cleveland Trucking Company
At On Time Delivery & Warehouse, our professional truck drivers will tell you there are many benefits to being a part of the industry, but also to being a member of our Cleveland trucking company in particular.
- Salary. As the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, the median salary for a truck driver is just shy of $50,000. Experienced drivers or those with special certifications can earn more.
- Insurance. There are plenty of careers out there that don’t offer entry-level employees excellent insurance opportunities. On Time Delivery & Warehouse offers attractive benefit plans for our valued, professional drivers.
- Freedom & Travel. One of the biggest pluses for many of our truckers is that they are able to enjoy a rewarding, vital profession while also enjoying the open road. We also offer some opportunities and positions that allow drivers to remain in the Northeast Ohio region.
- Job Security. Truck drivers working for Cleveland trucking companies often have excellent job security. Low turnover is important to us in particular, but it’s worth noting that without truckers, the economy would grind to halt. They play a critical role every day in getting goods where they need to be.
We encourage anyone looking to be a member of our valued Cleveland trucking team to Contact Us.
Contact On Time Delivery & Warehouse by calling (440) 826-4630 or sending us an email.
Trucking Companies Boost Pay in Hunt for Drivers as Demand Surges, April 14, 2021, By Jennifer Smith, Wall Street Journal
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