Truck Driving Jobs Plentiful Right Now

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Updated: 1/23/2013 6:49 pm

There are more trucking jobs open right now than people who live in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Blackfoot combined. It’s a vital part of our economy and you can become certified right here in eastern Idaho.

“87 percent of everything we receive in the state of Idaho comes by truck or delivered by truck at some point,” said Lynn Jorgensen, School Director of Sage Trucking.

To help meet the demand, Sage Trucking of Blackfoot has expanded their services and they now train drivers in 25 locations throughout the country. In most cases, drivers can become certified in about a month. And with so many opportunities out there, students sometimes land jobs before they even graduate the program.

“In the trucking industry, if you look at it, we are usually the last ones to see a slowdown because people still need the goods and products that the truckers bring in,” said Jorgensen. “But we do feel it but when the economy starts picking up, whose the first ones to feel the upswing in the economy, and that will be truckers because the products need to be delivered again and the needs for truckers rise. And so if you have a CDL, there’s no reason why you should ever be unemployed.”

One thing that is often associated with trucking is its impact on families but it doesn’t have to be that way because in many cases you can take family members with you.

“Can I bring my wife, can I bring my children, can I bring my dog, we had one guy that wanted to bring his chicken and they don’t allow chickens,” said Jorgensen. “A lot of companies don’t allow pets anymore in the truck because of the damage they can do in the truck but many do. Many allow that but most of them have what they call a rider policy and so if your wife wants to go with you, that’s great.”

Of course you don’t have to go through a program to get your CDL. There are other ways of joining this profession but if you are interested, Sage Trucking has classes that start every Monday.

It was just announced that CSI and Sage Trucking have reached an agreement to begin offering truck driving classes at CSI’s Mini Cassia Center in Burley. The first class will start Monday, Feb. 4.
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Smiley - 2/4/2013 8:53 PM
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Truck driving is not bad at all. In fact it is a pretty good job. BUT.....ONLY you know what you are getting into and like what that is. In other words, if you ask questions to find out what it is like to be a real trucker and you decide that you are compatible for the lifestyle and you are ok with what it means, you will love truck driving. Don't listen to people who only speak negatively of it and say that it is a bad job/career. That depends on the individual. It is absolutely the dumbest thing for some people to do. For other people it is perfect. If you are married dealing with trust issues because of cheating for instance, you definitely should consider a different type of job. If you are single or have an excellent relationship with an independent open minded women who gives you blessing to drive and you two understand the importance of communication and nurturing the relationship, you could be happy just like many truckers are. You also need to know things like, you will only get paid $25,000 to $35,000 the first year. Rarely more. So ask questions and judge your situation by comparing what you learn to your situation and determine if you are compatible. Hervy from

Amusing Story - 1/30/2013 10:14 PM
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The School may be great...the INDUSTRY is not. You will be away from home usually 14 days and Home 2 days....Ur take home pay AFTER TAXES AND food expenses....will be maybe 400-600 per week.....after you have driven for a year or two. Really not all that great. Your New Home is a tin box on wheels. The market is being Flooded with mexican laborers....with and without a Real Drivers is pretty much a Joke and gettingmuch worse with the new CSA police programs to rip you off for the rest of your pay check....You Will be getting a divorce..ur wife willNot stand for all this traveling...Not much Upside to this type of a job...except if you are a Loner or just pain weird.....stay home like normal people...builda REAL LIFE..forget this Fantasy.....

Amusing Story - 1/30/2013 10:06 PM
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Mostly Illegal Aliens drive trucks today....dont waste your time with this nonsense...stay at home like a NORMAL person...
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