Midland among top cities in nation for truck drivers

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18 Nov 2019

Midland ranks among the top cities in the nation for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, according to a new 384-city study by AdvisorSmith.

The website showed Midland as the No. 4 mid-size city and the ninth-ranked city overall in the study. Midland was one of three Texas cities in the top overall – Odessa (fourth) and Wichita Falls (10th) are the others.

The study analyzed 384 cities based upon heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver salaries, the cost of living and the availability of jobs for truck drivers.

Of the cities in the top 10, Midland ranked third in total jobs -- 4,150, 229 percent more jobs for truck drivers on a per-capita basis compared with the U.S. average -- and seventh in average annual salary --$48,020, which was 5 percent higher than the national average.

The cost-of-living index for Midland was the highest of any city in the top 10.

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Source: www.mrt.com