(SHOALS) - While many feel the economy remains stagnant, the growth at Gypsum Express Ltd. might be an indicator that things are picking up.
The Times-Mail reports, Brian Miller, driver recruiter for the trucking company's Shoals location, said that terminal has gone from 12 to 40 trucks since February and the growth continues.
Gypsum Express Ltd. was founded in Baldwinsville N.Y., in 1982. Company President/Owner John Wight continues to drive today and can be seen on the New York Thruway pulling doubles.
Miller added the New York-based company will be taking delivery of 110 new trucks by Nov. 1. The trucking firm has more than 650 employees which operate out of nine terminal locations throughout the Midwest and East coast.
There will be trucks added in this region to include the areas from DeMotte, Ind. to Bowling Green, Ky., as well as the Shoals terminal.
With the American Trucking Association citing a national shortage of 200,000 truck drivers, Carmen Calderone, director of recruiting and retention and Miller agreed it can be a challenge to find quality drivers.
While the company would prefer to hire someone with experience pulling a flatbed trailer, Miller said the company will train the right candidates.
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