Interest in the trucking industry is growing rapidly in western Montana, and so Jones Brothers Trucking will be holding a free seminar on the subject on Tuesday, March 5 at Ruby's Inn and Convention Center.

Assistant safety director for Jones Brothers trucking Rex Balantine says because so many individuals have lost their jobs in the area, many are turning to the trucking industry. Balantine says truckers can earn from $40,000 to over $60,000 per year, if they are willing to work hard. Balantine says men and women of almost any age can learn the skills necessary to be a truck driver, after obtaining their Commercial Driver's License.

The seminar, in conjunction with the Missoula and the Bitterroot Job Service, will cover all the basics involved in getting into the trucking business, and will be from 1 to 5 p.m. in room 500 at Ruby's Inn and Convention Center on North Reserve, and admission is free.

Rex Balantine