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Transwood Inc. Responds to Nationwide Driver Shortage

Apr 8 2013 12:00AM



OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- The trucking industry is currently facing a serious problem -- namely, a shortage of new drivers; this trend has won the attention of trucking companies across the nation, including Omaha-based Transwood Inc. Transwood points to a recent article from The Trucker, which makes note of the shortfalls in new driver applicants, experienced by carrier companies throughout the industry. Transwood Inc. has weighed in on the report with a new statement to the press.

"Transwood Inc. is a company that prides itself on having the best equipment, the most reliable vehicles, and the most advanced technology -- but at the end of the day, none of that means anything without qualified drivers on board," says the company, in its new statement to the press. "Customers return to Transwood Inc. time and time again because they know they can depend on us to deliver superior customer service, and our excellent team of drivers is largely to thank for that. All of that is simply to say that we understand how vital the driver is to any carrier company, and as such, we recognize the seriousness of the current driver shortage."

The company goes on by noting that the driver shortage has not affected it as much as it has other companies -- but that new applicants are nevertheless encouraged to apply. "At Transwood Inc., we maintain a very friendly work environment, almost like a family business, which helps us with employee retention and also attracts new drivers into the fold," notes the company in its press statement. "With that said, we are zealous for locating drivers who love to work hard and who are passionate to join our team." Transwood Inc. particularly relishes opportunities to provide employment to veterans.

The article from The Trucker, meanwhile, reports that, at the most recent annual gathering of the Truckload Carriers Association, many trucking companies expressed dismay at the rapidly-dropping rates of new driver applications.

The article quotes Max Fuller, chairman and CEO of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, as saying that new driver applications have dropped by as much as 20 to 25 percent, over the last few weeks alone. Numerous other industry leaders chime in and note that they, too, are experiencing a "tightening" pool of qualified drivers. The Trucker states that enrollment in truck driving schools is also down, which may indicate bleak prospects for the future.

According to Transwood Inc., then, there has never been a better time for job seekers to consider truck driving. "This has long been a competitive industry in which to look for work, but now, there is a high demand for motivated drivers," notes the company. "Transwood Inc. invites interested parties to consider trying their hand at this very important profession."


Transwood, Inc. is a transport and trucking company, based in Omaha and has been in business since 1928. The company's focus, since the very beginning, has been in cultivating strong, positive relationships with clients, and in exceeding all expectations. Today, Transwood, Inc. ensures satisfaction through superior systems, training, and customer service dedication. The company offers its clients contract and dedicated carriage, hazardous materials knowledge, logistics partnering, and total quality management, as well as other specialized services.

Source: Marketwire

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