The largest state in the US has plenty of room for anyone, but Texas will roll out the red carpet for truck drivers who want a job there. The Texas economy is as strong as ever and the only thing holding it back is the fact that there aren't enough tuck-drivers to keep it in gear.
Located in the south central part of the country and bordered by Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, The Gulf of Mexico and Mexico across the Rio Grande, Texas is a prime location for transporting goods both nationally and internationally. Mostly known as the nation's leading oil producer, Texas has such a huge landscape of so many diverse regions its economy thrives from many other industries as well.
It's mineral resources include salt, sulfur, clays and cement, while its major manufacturing industry produces a wide variety of products such as chemicals, food products, transportation equipment, machinery and metals. Texas has also become a leading manufacturer of computers as well, with Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding area now known as the “Silicon Prairie”. Texas also has one of the most important agriculture industries with the most farmland in the country and the leading state in cattle, cotton, sheep, dairy and greenhouse products. Texas pretty much has everything to provide a rich economy strong enough to weather any storm. Everything but truck drivers, that is.
In 2011, the trucking industry in Texas provided 511,930 jobs, or one out of 16 in the state. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the Texas trucking industry's average annual salary to be $43,911. Well above the national average and certainly enough to live pretty well in Texas, but apparently not enough attract the number of truck drivers needed. One San Antonio truck driving schools has seen enrollment double over the past 12 months mainly because of higher pay for truck drivers serving companies operating in the Eagle Ford. Noel Smith, Program Director at St. Phillips Driver Training School states that a truck driver obtaining a Class A commercial driver's license can earn $50,000 to $70,000 the first year in the Eagle Ford area. Companies not serving the oil industry have had to raise their pay just to keep up with the driver shortage and nearly everyone comes out of these 6 week driver training programs with a job offer.
Texas is booming with truck driving opportunities all over the state and TruckingUnlimited.com is here to help you find the best ones specifically for you. All you need to do is go on-line and we give you access to the most current truck driving jobs in every part of the Texas. Once you determine which are best suited for you, TruckingUnlimited.com helps you take the next most important step with our on-line application process, instantly linking you to your potential employer. Texas is calling, they've got plenty of jobs waiting and time's a wastin'. Don't make your truck driving career wait.