For Immediate Release: Feb. 18, 2021
Media Contact for event: Stefanie Wells, (208) 365-7781 ext. 3384
Media Contact for trucking industry information: Jan Roeser, (208) 332-3570 ext. 3639
Men and women interested in a truck driving career can get a look at some of the rigs they could end up driving at the Caldwell Trucking Job Fair, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The event will take place at the Idaho Department of Labor’s Caldwell office, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St. in Caldwell.
Big rigs, dump trucks, delivery vans and more will be on display in the office parking lot. One employer is bringing a big truck simulator so job seekers can get a feel for what it’s like to drive a big rig.
Employers offering employment and training opportunities include Ada County Highway District, Knight Transportation, Tawnika Trucking, Sage Truck Driving, Schwan’s and several more.
Trucking is one of several industries that can be a fairly accurate economic barometer. During 2007 as the economy slid into recession, the industry experienced declines in the amount of freight being shipped – a clear and early indication that the nation’s economy was slowing down.
The trucking industry is still attempting to recover from the job losses suffered after 2007 as are other industries. Since then, the number of heavy and tractor-trailer drivers has decreased from nearly 1.7 million to just below 1.6 million in 2013 – a 5.9 percent decline.
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