ATLANTA, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, niche job board is on the fast track to streamline job searches and hiring practices within the trucking and transportation industry. NationalDriverJobs.com (https://nationaldriverjobs.com/) provides a free portal for job seekers to search and apply for jobs across the country. Employers, meanwhile, can post openings for as little as $40, with competitively priced packages offering unlimited postings.
"NationalDriverJobs.com is an ideal recruitment and employment solution for employers seeking qualified candidates," remarks Kimberly, the creator of the job board. "Its purpose is to help alleviate the ongoing driver shortage in the trucking and transportation industry. Without an intervention, the problem will only get worse. NationalDriverJobs.com will help companies raise their profile and broadcast great opportunities to eligible drivers."
For employers, NationalDriverJobs.com delivers a full load of tools for a relatively small investment. Companies can upload photos and videos to reveal an "insider" view of their work environments. Optional, custom screening questions can help pare down the list of candidates, while the applicant tracking feature enables messaging and notes. Companies even have the option to hide their name and location.
According to the American Trucking Associations, the current driver shortage has been steadily increasing since 2011. The shortage stood at 38,000 at the end of 2014, with estimates placing the number at 48,000 a year later. Assuming that all variables remain the same, the shortage could reach 175,000 by 2024. The average of today's workforce – 49 years – is a big factor behind this phenomenon. The industry must hire about 900,000 new drivers over the next ten years to keep pace with retirement, churn and increased demand for services.
NationalDriverJobs.com distinguishes itself in that it allows non-CDL drivers to see the wealth of opportunities available from the nation's top driving schools. With increased enrollment and graduation rates, the job board could be instrumental in reversing the troubling driver shortage trend.
The nation's roadways continue to be the most important components of the transportation industry. Almost 70% of all freight tonnage moves along highways in trucks. That volume has risen as the economy improves, placing an ever-greater strain on the industry. Reducing that strain is NationalDriverJobs.com's primary mission.
NationalDriverJobs.com is available on desktop and mobile devices. Employers can send information and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to publicize job fairs, company events and related announcements. In the near future, the site will introduce a resume search tool that will enable employers to pinpoint candidates meeting specific criteria, such as experience level and industry certifications.
NationalDriverJobs.com is the premier job board for the driving and transportation industry. The site attracts qualified candidates by providing news, information, and career and educational resources to drivers nationwide. Employers and educators can advertise their opportunities on the site and connect with a network of highly qualified drivers.