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The truck driving profession is on the top 10 list for CareerCast’s 2018 Toughest Jobs to Fill report, which CareerCast Online Content Editor Kyle Kensing believes is the result of the recession and skills gap. In the report, CareerCast lists a truck drivers’s annual median salary as $41,340 and has a growth outlook of 6%. By 2026, there will be an additional 108,400 positions available. The data was compiled through cross reference with trade associations and information available to CareerCast. “When you think of consumer confidence being down, shopping being down, construction being down — those are all of the...

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Courtney Connley | @classicalycourt  Truck driver Lanelle Devlin On a typical day, Lanelle Devlin wakes up around 10 or 11 a.m. and drives a Volvo D13 XE truck with a 53-foot trailer for as many as 11 hours. A mom, wife and truck driver, Devlin is one of the women who makes up just 6.2 percent of the occupation that's not male, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The long hours discourage many women from joining the field, but Devlin says she enjoys the adventures of the road and the freedom to work independently. "I like being on my own and making...

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Jaden Urbi | 9:00 AM ET Mon, 28 May 2018 Retailers are facing a shipping squeeze, and the trucking industry just can't keep up. According to the American Trucking Associations, there's a shortage of roughly 50,000 truck drivers across the country. And it's hitting both businesses and consumers in the wallet. Companies are complaining about how the driver shortage is impacting their business. Meanwhile, the cost of convenient shipping is starting to catch up with consumers. Amazon recently hiked its Prime membership to $119 a year from $99 a year. The retail giant said one of the reasons for the price jump was increased shipping...

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