SHORTAGE OF TRUCKERS * USA - Professionals' largest pay raise
* California - Glassdoor finds, wages surges 7.8 % yearly for truckers
--- To combat a shortage of truck drivers, trucking companies are giving drivers some of the largest pay increases in the job market... According to an analysis conducted by job search website Glassdoor.com, truck driver wages surged 7.8 percent year over year in October in what represented largest jump in wages among 60 common professions. The surge was even more substantial in certain regions, including Los Angeles where pay swelled 9.3 percent... Healthy economic growth is contributing to wage increases. Across all industries, individual earnings grew 2.8 percent... “Our economy is growing, and there are a ton of goods that need to be transported,” said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist. “Truck drivers haven’t yet been replaced by machines, and they are in very high demand” ...
(Photo by Brain Hadden/Trucks.com -Truck drivers in a row on a back street) -- Sausalito, CAL, USA - Trucks.com, by TIFFANY HSU - NOV 11, 2016