Truckers Wanted! - Eagle Ford Drivers in High Demand

Eagle Ford truck driving jobs are in high demand. That's not news to those in South Texas that see the billboards and hear the pay rates. Sign on bonuses in the thousands of dollars are becoming more common and hourly rates can reach higher than $30.  The pay is good, but finding qualified candidates is not. published an article  yesterday that provides more background on the number of openings and the obstacles to hiring.

Here are a few highlights from the article:

  • San Antonio is losing drivers to the Eagle Ford
  • Pay ranges from 25,000-80,000 for most jobs
  • Background checks and drug test eliminate 50% of those apply for the positions
  • Coastal Bend College is working to train CDL drivers