Truck Driver Training for a Great Career
Why Troops to Truckers? – To Assist You in Geting Licensed and Employed as Quickly as Possible
The Troops to Truckers mission is to assist YOU, our US military active duty or veteran men and women in obtaining your CDL Class “A” drivers license and land a great paying professional driving position. Our goal is to move you from unemployment or underemployment to a starting salary of at least $35,000 per year.
The goal is CDL training for you, the U.S. military service person or veteran. Truck driving, as well as operating other commercial vehicles requiring a Class “A” and “B” operator’s license, is one of the professions that you can enter that are very compatible with the “new normal” that many of you are experiencing post deployment or post active duty service. Most of you are now accustomed to working outdoors, independently, and often in semi-isolation, and CDL training is often an outstanding opportunity and great career fit.
FACT: There is a truck driver shortage
U.S. trucking companies may face a 30 percent surge in wage costs by 2014 as rising demand for freight shipments threatens to push the industry’s driver shortage to the longest on record. Even with numerous truck driving schools to hire from, a shrinking pool of drivers is putting wage pressure on Idaho’s trucking companies.
“Throughout this past year, we were down quite a few drivers,” said Jason Andrus, chairman of the Idaho Trucking Association and chief financial officer of Doug Andrus Distributing in Idaho Falls. “We’ve filled those positions now, but it’s just taking a lot more effort to keep those trucks with drivers in them. The current national shortfall will double in a year to about 300,000 full-time positions, or 10 percent of the workforce, said Noel Perry, managing director at consultant FTR Associates in Nashville, Ind.
- Bloomberg News and Statesman staff – Idaho Statesman
FACT: There are 10s of thousands of troops returning from war
During 2014 to 2015, the United States Armed Forces will repatriate nearly 20,000 troops from the Middle East, mostly from Afghanistan, back to the United States, this includes many of you who are reading this website. As you return, what we do know is that many of you return with a “new normal” that will impact where you go, how you live, and what type of jobs you will be more successful at.
The T2T program leverages as many existing resources as necessary in offering services to you, the veteran. We are finding that many veterans like you can make better choices about where to go to school (which state), when, how, how to pay for it, and other important factors that impact your immediate and future goals.
The Troops to Truckers program furthers this goal but utilizing existing training… read more about The Program here!
Explorer & Inquire
Look over this website. Then complete the appropriate form here to tell us your story, when you will be getting out or when you were discharged, and about your desire to hit the open road and make a good living as a commercial truck driver.