How Colleges Help Fill Need for DriversJuly 26, 2018 |
by Maria Baker
The trucking industry is responding to the driver squeeze in a myriad of ways, from increasing pay per mile to offering competitive sign-on bonuses, as FreightWaves has reported. While carriers continue to try make the job appealing to drivers, community colleges across the nation are also doing their part to fight against the shortage.
By creating fast-track courses, students can earn their commercial driver’s license (CDL) in a matter of weeks, with some programs even advertising four-week classes online–even if they have no prior experience behind the wheel of a truck. These programs rely heavily on intense training and cutting-edge technology to make the most out of limited time in the classroom and on the road.