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Finding driving jobs has become more difficult recently, driver recruiters say drivers who want to change carriers can find jobs if there qualifications stand out above the rest. Recruiters say now is the time to take on new skills or certifications in order to transfer to new trucking companies.
Drivers who want to secure a new job should get their hazmat endorsement and secure their Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)Read more on TWIC. And get a passport (Read more)
if that company goes to Canada.
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The hazmat endorsement allows drivers to pull shipments of material classified as hazardous. The TWIC Program is run by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Once granted, the card gives drivers unaccompanied access to ports. And you must now have a passport to enter the U.S. That applies to truck drivers to.
Drivers running in the Midwest are not as likely as drivers on the East and West coasts to think about the TWIC card. But there are major ports on the Mississippi and the Great Lakes.
If you take two drivers and one of them has hazmat and TWIC, and passport that driver will get the job.
I know that’s a lot to get but times are changing and these items are being required more and more.
Companies are looking for drivers with a history of job stability, a clean criminal background and clean motor vehicle record.
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