Hiring for Drivers Just Keeps on Trucking

As the demand for goods increases, companies are concentrating on keeping their supply chain in tact and a big part of the supply chain involved Truck Drivers. Over the past 90 days, more than 230,000 jobs were advertised online for Truck Drivers in the US, representing a 20% increase compared to the same 90-day period in 2012.

Hiring Demand for Truck Drivers - 4 Year Hiring Trend

Hiring Demand for Truck Drivers
Source: WANTED Analytics

The metro areas that currently have the most online job postings include:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Boston, MA
The New York metro area currently has about 142,000 job ads posted online. Employers in this area not only have the hugest number of job postings, but also saw the highest year-over-year growth. When comparing the past 90 days to the same 90-day period in 2012, the volume of job ads grew 41% for Truck Drivers.

As hiring demand for Truck Drivers continues, it is likely to become increasingly difficult to source enough potential candidates. Our Hiring Scale shows that Drivers are likely to be the most difficult-to-recruit in Bismarck (North Dakota), Hinesville (Georgia), and Bowling Green (Kentucky). Nationally, the Hiring Scale ranks truck Drivers as a 64 (out of 99, with 99 would represent the most difficult situation. However, in these 3 cities, the Hiring Scale Truck Drivers as a 93. In these cities, there is increase competition among employers to attract candidates and Recruiters are likely to experience a longer time-to-fill. For example, the average posting period for a Truck Driver - meaning how long a job ads remains online - in Bowling Green, Kentucky is more than 8 weeks. The national average is about 6.5 weeks.

Hiring Scale for Truck Drivers in Bowling Green, KY (Hard-to-Fill Location

Hiring Scale for Truck Drivers in Bowling Green, KY
Source: WANTED Analytics

On the other hand, the Hiring Scale also shows that Truck Drivers are likely to be the least difficult to recruit in Salisbury (Maryland), Morristown (Tennessee), and Sebastian-Vero Beach (Florida). These three cities score a 5 on the Hiring Scale and average a 4.5 week posting period, meaning that employers are likely to fill jobs faster and with less difficulty.

Hiring Scale for Truck Drivers in Salisbury, MD (Less Difficult-to-Fill Location)

Hiring Scale for Truck Drivers in Salisbury, MD
Source: WANTED Analytics

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