Tag: driver

  • If Mothers Received A Salary, What Would They Earn?

    If Mothers Received A Salary, What Would They Earn?

    By Barbara Safani With Mother's Day upon us, I've been thinking about the "Mom job" and how many different jobs it really is. Can you imagine if moms got paid for all they do? Obviously moms don't take the job for the money, but it does make you wonder what their earning potential would be if they were... Continue Reading

  • Texas Truck Driver Dumps His Load of Toilet Paper Into River

    Texas Truck Driver Dumps His Load of Toilet Paper Into River

    Think toilet paper really isn't all that absorbent? Think again. A five-mile stretch of the Lochsa River in Idaho is awash with the stuff after a Texas truck driver wiped out while navigating a tight turn and dumped mega rolls of unprocessed toilet paper into the water, the Missoulian newspaper in... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Schneider National Is Hiring a Fleet of Truckers

    Now Hiring: Schneider National Is Hiring a Fleet of Truckers

    At least 300 truckers will be back on the road again. Schneider National, a $3.1 billion company that's one of the largest truckload carriers in North America, is hiring 300 professional truck drivers in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for its growing Dedicated and Bulk (tanker) divisions. There's a lot of... Continue Reading

  • Eight Jobs You Shouldn't Overlook

    Eight Jobs You Shouldn't Overlook

    By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder Some jobs can have a negative stigma, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give them a second glance when you're conducting your search. In fact, many jobs that seem unappealing from the get go actually provide workers with a favorable work-life balance and other... Continue Reading

  • Uncool! Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused of Battering Boss

    Uncool! Ice Cream Truck Driver Accused of Battering Boss

    Remember the ice cream truck drivers when you were a kid? Smiling, friendly, jolly uncle types who would give you prize tokens with your Popsicles? Some even sold your favorite candy, and would wait patiently while you painstakingly deliberated over your treat of the day. That was back before the term "anger... Continue Reading

  • UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

    UPS vs. FedEx: Which Employer Pays Best?

    Despite the fact that gas is nudging close to $4 per gallon, the delivery industry is still going strong. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery and other truck drivers make up one of the largest occupational groups in the U.S., holding 3.2 million jobs. Overall, job opportunities... Continue Reading

  • Hiring Now: Trucking Companies

    Hiring Now: Trucking Companies

    Curious what truck drivers earn in different parts of the country? Salaries generally range from $40,000 to $68,000, and specialty drivers can earn as much as $84,000. The earnings for drivers in Mississippi are at the top of the range, even though the average household income for the state is only $36,650... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    It used to be that entry level jobs were reserved for young graduates entering the job market for the first time, but today people of all ages and experience levels are considering new careers and starting over at ground level. While some are taking the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs, many are... Continue Reading

  • Bus Driver Can't Get Fired for Showing Up to Work Drunk

    Bus Driver Can't Get Fired for Showing Up to Work Drunk

    This is enough to make you want to sniff your bus driver's breath before you pay your fare. A city bus driver in Albuquerque, N.M., has been on paid leave for five months and will probably get his job back soon, even though he obviously showed up to work drunk back in November. This debacle is brought to you... Continue Reading

  • Cab Driver Refuses Passenger, Then Drags Him Down the Street

    Cab Driver Refuses Passenger, Then Drags Him Down the Street

    Talk about over-reaction! A cab driver in Melbourne, Australia recently refused to let a passenger in his cab because he said the intended destination was too close. He then sped off, dragging the would-be passenger, whose arm got caught in the cab, along with him. Continue Reading

  • Wife Steps in to Help United Van Lines CEO on 'Undercover Boss' [Video]

    Wife Steps in to Help United Van Lines CEO on 'Undercover Boss' [Video]

    No one gave United Van Lines CEO Rich McClure a hard time for having to bring his wife Sharon in to help him complete his 'Undercover Boss' duties. And even if they did, he wouldn't care -- once you've been married for 32 years, you're way past letting other people's comments affect you. Besides, he's used to... Continue Reading

  • I Interviewed at FedEx

    I Interviewed at FedEx

    My name is Alison and I am a 26-year-old master of business administration graduate, currently working in global supply chain management, for a large manufacturing company. (I prefer to keep my last name, image, and current company information anonymous to avoid noncompliance issues with company... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

    Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

    Although not tied directly to his job, the recent death of 'Deadliest Catch' star Justin Tennison has brought dangerous jobs to the forefront again. All jobs comes with health risks, but while some are minor, like computer eye strain or a slipping hazard in the break room by the coffee machine, others are... Continue Reading

  • Jorge Arteaga : Mexican-Born NASCAR Driver Making Inroads at Daytona

    Jorge Arteaga : Mexican-Born NASCAR Driver Making Inroads at Daytona

    NASCAR is a sport that has fans everywhere, but its American roots and the passion of its fans seem to be strongest in the Southern United States. However, in recent years, NASCAR's Southern connection has reached further south than ever before. 24-year-old Jorge Arteaga may have been born in the town of... Continue Reading

  • Health Insurance for Taxi and Limo Drivers

    Health Insurance for Taxi and Limo Drivers

    Taxi and limo driving has long been a method for some American workers to get a foothold in the job market, or as way to pay for an education. One of the main drawbacks, however, was that independent drivers often had to buy costly private health insurance policies, if they could afford insurance at all. Now... Continue Reading

  • Seven Industries to Watch in 2011

    Seven Industries to Watch in 2011

    Economists recently said the great recession officially ended in the summer of 2009, but a year and a half later, the job market is still slow to recover. While it may still take a while for employment to reach pre-recession levels, it looks like 2011 will be an improvement over recent years past. Continue Reading

  • Industries to Watch: Transportation

    Industries to Watch: Transportation

    By the time most people get to work in the morning, they have benefited from the hard work of professionals in the transportation industry. Yet, many probably have no idea how much they depend on these workers. Sure, if you take a bus for your morning commute, you're aware of the driver. But transportation... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work at UPS

    What It's Like to Work at UPS

    If you've ever been curious about what it might really be like to be Santa, get a job working at UPS during the Christmas season. You better believe that Santa couldn't possibly be jolly and round. He's got muscles made of steel and very little body fat! As I am currently a college student working toward my... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Worst Jobs of 2011

    Top 10 Worst Jobs of 2011

    In a field where 12-hour shifts are not uncommon other factors such as a dangerous work environment, extremely physical labor, and low pay have combined to earn the field of Roustabout the title of "Worst Job" for a second year running according to a survey of the 200 worst jobs conducted by... Continue Reading

  • Why UPS Drivers Never Turn Left

    Why UPS Drivers Never Turn Left

    UPS routes package deliveries so that drivers will never turn left. On a two-way street you will see UPS drivers on both sides and both will only be making right hand turns. UPS Senior Vice President Bob Stoffel, in an exclusive interview with Fortune, explained the two reasons behind this practice:... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Chauffeur

    Confessions of a Chauffeur

    My name is Matt. Having been a limousine chauffeur for the last four years, I must say it has been a unique career, certainly the most interesting one I have had. At one point I thought about writing a book about the entire experience, but the key to being a good chauffeur is discretion and maintaining the... Continue Reading

  • NYC Taxi Union Head, Fernando Mateo, Tells Drivers to 'Use Profiling'

    NYC Taxi Union Head, Fernando Mateo, Tells Drivers to 'Use Profiling'

    New York City head of the taxi union Fernando Mateo told drivers to use profiling before picking up a fare. Mateo threw out this rhetorical bomb after Queens driver Trevor Bell had been shot by a rider assumed to be Hispanic. Continue Reading

  • My Spectacular Odd Job: A Special-Needs Bus Driver

    My Spectacular Odd Job: A Special-Needs Bus Driver

    Writing often didn't pay the bills, so mine has also been a life of teaching school, digging graves, making rounds, cutting lawns, and many other gerunds with objects attached. In Sinatra's words, I have been "a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king," only with less lyricism and charm, and with... Continue Reading

  • Taxi Cab Driver Confesses to Scamming Passengers

    Taxi Cab Driver Confesses to Scamming Passengers

    Cabbie Joseph Kastner sang like a bird to the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission [TLC] about ways passengers are cheated, reports New York Post. The problem is that some, including the TLC, question if Kastner, who was arrested last September in an overcharging sweep, is making up most of it to "buy" a... Continue Reading

  • America's 15 Most Popular Jobs

    America's 15 Most Popular Jobs

    The following is a list of jobs with little in common. Annual salaries for these jobs range from just over $18,000 to more than $110,000. Some don't require workers to graduate high school, while others require a master's degree or higher. The reason they all appear here? They are the most popular jobs in... Continue Reading

  • Wal-Mart to Pay Female Trucker $15 Million for Fall When Delivering

    Wal-Mart to Pay Female Trucker $15 Million for Fall When Delivering

    Wal-Mart has been ordered by a Weld County, Colo., jury to pay a female trucker $15 million for a slip and fall when attempting to unload merchandise. Recipient of one of the largest ever of this type of awards by a jury, former trucker Holly Averyt mounted the delivery ramp in December 2007 to deliver... Continue Reading

  • 400,000 Truck Driving Jobs to be Filled by End of 2011

    400,000 Truck Driving Jobs to be Filled by End of 2011

    Truck driving has 400,000 jobs to be filled by the end of 2011, reports CNN Money. During the next 15 years, that demand goes up to one million. There are three reasons why so many jobs have opened up in the field of driving trucks. One is that the average age of the current drivers on the road is 55 or... Continue Reading

  • Driver Job Description

    Driver Job Description

    If you know how to drive, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record -- and you're looking for a job -- you may want to research the possibility of becoming a professional driver. What kind of driver? There are many directions to steer toward: taxi, limo, bus, delivery van or truck driving are... Continue Reading