The trucking industry is currently headed in a very positive direction. As the condition of the economy has changed in recent years, the demand for truck drivers to domestically transport materials and goods has not seen a decrease.
Last year, there were approximately 40,000 truck driver jobs added. That is nearly a 4% increase over 2010. In 2014, the driver shortage is predicted to be 111,000.
One reason why there are so many open driver positions within the trucking industry is because many of the long-haul drivers are getting older and retiring. After years on the road, earning above average salaries, these drivers are able to retire comfortably and spend time with their families rather than having to continue working through retirement. Some are even able to retire before they reach retirement age. This is leaving many open positions within an industry that already employees 3.2 million drivers.
CDLArkansas is helping fill many of the available positions because one of its functions is to help individuals looking for a quality CDL school in Arkansas find the institution that is right for them. Through its partnership with TDA, qualified applicants are able to start the process by filling out a simple contact form. TDA will then guide applicants through the remainder of the process.
Veterans looking for work can also benefit from what CDLArkansas and TDA Drivers in Jacksonville have to offer. Through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, veterans are able to receive an education from colleges, universities, and other schools offering the necessary training to enter into a satisfying and lucrative career.
Even in times of economic hardship, the number of jobs in the trucking industry has continued to grow. Farms, factories, retail establishments, manufacturers, and distributors are all in need of truckers to transport their goods.
The partnership between CDLArkansas and TDA Drivers in Jacksonville makes finding the right trucking school much easier for those wishing to enter into a new career. CDLArkansas also provides a number of resources to prospective and current students by providing up-to-date information and a CDL practice test that can help students adequately prepare for the actual exam.
If you are considering a career as a truck driver can visit http://cdlarkansas.com or call 1-800-TRUCKER to learn more about an education with TDA Drivers in Jacksonville or one of the other partner CDL schools throughout Arkansas.