New generation of truckers needed
A third of all commercial truck drivers on America’s roads and highways today are expected to retire sometime over the next 15 to 20 years, which will leave a huge hole to fill for trucking carriers.
The large number of current truckers expected to retire is one reason the demand for new professional truck drivers is so large, but even if those drivers weren’t to retire the commercial trucking industry would still be facing large growth and a need for more truckers.
The American Trucking Associations estimates that 33 percent of truckers on the road today are at least 50 years of age, meaning a new generation of truck drivers is desperately needed. Becoming a professional truck driver can be a great career for persons of any age, but if you are young and looking to establish yourself in an emerging field then becoming a commercial truck driver might be the right fit.
The Truck Driver Institute’s CDL training program offers students the chance to have real world experience behind the wheel of a truck rather than training in a simulator. Professional instructors offer the best truck driver training in the nation and graduates of the CDL training program are often highly sought after by carriers from across the country.
The commercial truck industry is seeking new drivers to fill the demand as shipping routes increase and more trucks hit the road. But there is also a need to take over for a generation of truckers preparing to enter retirement.