I was reading an article online titled Market Forces Create Critical Need For Drivers, which states that right now there are some unique conditions going on in the trucking industry that are creating an increased demand for drivers to fill entry level trucking jobs:
- In general, the workforce in the trucking industry is aging which means that currently employed drivers are getting close to retirement age or are already retiring.
- The overall recruitment efforts to bring in new drivers throughout the U.S. is not strong enough to currently meet the demand.
- The economy is improving which means more drivers are needed to move goods as soon as possible.
Instructors at many of the schools are hoping to place truckers into jobs very quickly in order to help meet this demand that Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., calls "the trucking industry’s perfect storm." But with tuition costs of CDL training ranging between $4,000.00 - $6,000.00, and no promise of finding a job after training, it can be difficult to help meet this need for drivers.
It is for these reasons that Driver Solutions does things a little differently than other "trade schools" or government programs. First of all, at Driver Solutions, we offer company sponsored CDL training options. This means that a trucking company will cover your upfront tuition costs to get you started with training in exchange for one year of working with the company. Second of all, we work to pre-qualify you into a pre-arranged truck job BEFORE you start training at trucking school.
So if you are looking to get started in an industry that is actively hiring qualified truck drivers and you like the possibility of making up to $50,000 in your first year, then we encourage you to take the time to fill out our online driver application. This will match you up with a Driver Agent who will gladly answer any questions you might have about the trucking industry. They will also talk with you frequently to make sure you get out to training okay and help you get your career started.