Eagle Ford Shale Companies Lure Away Texas School Bus Drivers

by P. Brian Berryman on 09/06/2012

You can chalk up one more industry that is feeling the pinch from the booming oil and gas drilling activity in the Eagle Ford Shale.  Schools in the southeast Texas region located close to the Eagle Ford Shale drilling activity are running from pillar to post, trying to locate job applicants for dozens of open bus driver positions.

The reason is not for Eagle Ford Shale attorneys hard to understand - many drivers have simply migrated to the better-paying truck driver positions in the Eagle Ford Shale region.

According to the 2 biggest school districts in Bexar County, the Northside and Northeast School Districts, recent job fairs were unable to generate enough numbers of bus driver applicants.  In fact, the situation was so bad that the districts were actually forced to invite applicants for other jobs to consider bus driver positions instead. 

At one of the job fairs, there were only 3 applications for bus driver positions.  In the other, there were a total of 80 jobs, and only 50 applications.

Not all drivers however, are impressed with the higher pay and perks that go with the position of a truck driver in the Eagle Ford Shale region.  These are highly strenuous jobs, and drivers can expect to be very, very busy.  A truck driver may be on the road for weeks at a time, and may not get to see his family for days.

There is no denying that the overabundance of high paying trucking jobs in the Eagle Ford Shale region has compromised the pool of school bus driver applicants with school just starting out for the year.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident or suffered a loss as the result of a broken promise, you can potentially recover damages and should speak with an experienced trial lawyer. The Eagle Ford Shale Litigation Group of Watts Guerra Craft LLP has already obtained multiple favorable verdicts related to this oil and gas development in South Texas.

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