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Apr

30

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Program offering free CDL training, high school students outreach to tackle truck driver shortage

A lack of qualified commercial truck drivers and an aging driver population remains pressing concerns within the trucking sector.

CCJ

Apr

26

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High School Teacher Honored for Truck-Driving Curriculum

Dave Dein, who has been leading an effort to get truck-driver education into high schools, recently was honored as the 2025 California Association of Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year.

Heavy Duty Trucking

Apr

21

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Trucking instructor honored as California Teacher of the Year by ACTE

PATTERSON, Calif. — In recognition of his work to promote the trucking industry and provide training and education to a new generation, Dave Dein has been named California’s 2025 Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

TRUCKER NEWS

Apr

15

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High Schools driving students to trucking with training classes

Patterson, Calif. —More students are getting behind the wheel of trucks as dozens of high schools across the U.S. offer classes to help them obtain their CDLs. The driving force behind the trucking classes is the desire to expand career opportunities for high schoolers and bolster the professional driving field, teachers told FreightWaves.

Freightwaves

Feb

23

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Recruiting Leaders Say Demand for Truck Drivers Still Strong

Most companies attending the Recruiting & Retention Conference say they have held on to their human resource professionals as trucking industry recruiters endure the freight recession.

TRANSPORT TOPICS

Oct

12

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Next Generation in Trucking Foundation launches CDL curriculum companion

The Next Generation in Trucking Foundation (NGT) is launching a first-of-its-kinds “NGT Curriculum Companion '' to support high school Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) programs nationwide.

THE TRUCKER

Oct

11

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Next-gen drivers, educators have new high-school CDL training tool

The Next Generation in Trucking Foundation (NGT) is launching a first-of-its-kinds “NGT Curriculum Companion '' to support high school Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) programs nationwide.

OVERDRIVE by Randall Reilly

Oct

10

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Next Generation in Trucking’s New Curriculum Support High School CDL Programs

The Next Generation in Trucking (NGT) Foundation announced plans to launch a first-of-its-kind NGT Curriculum Companion to support high school commercial driver's license (CDL) programs nationwide.

Food Logistics

Oct

9

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NEXT GENERATION IN TRUCKING FOUNDATION LAUNCHES CDL CURRICULUM COMPANION

This month, the Next Generation in Trucking (NGT) Foundation is launching the first-of-its-kind NGT Curriculum Companion to support high school Commercial Driver's License (CDL) programs nationwide.

NGT

Sep

8

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Carriers offer food, prizes, apparel and more during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

They’re the backbone of the American economy, moving freight – from food and clothes to fuel and life-saving medicines – across the country to a store near you. They work long hours in ever-changing environments and struggle with healthcare, parking and sometimes antiquated processes along the way.

CCJ Digital

Jul

17

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Michigan School Finds Success Training Student Truckers

An Ann Arbor, Mich., community college says the demand for more truck drivers and the popularity of its training program are the main reasons why a course sponsored by Trainco Inc. and hosted by Washtenaw Community College is expanding.

Transport Topics

Jul

3

Women of Trucking Advisory Board Makes Suggestions for Driver Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and retention were the focus of conversation during the most recent meeting of the Women of Trucking Advisory Board

Land Line

Jun

30

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High School Truck Driving Course Teaches Students the Ways of the Road

PATTERSON, Calif. — It’s not too often you’ll hear even a novice compare a golf cart to an 18-wheeler. But for a portion of Patterson High School’s truck driving education program, students find the two interchangeable. Innovation is an important part of planning and operating one of the country’s few high school-based truck driving programs.

The Trucker

Jun

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The Truckers of Tomorrow

In the years ahead, the essential task of hauling the nation’s freight and keeping the economy rolling will increas­ingly shift to a new generation of professional truck drivers.

Transport Topics

Jun

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The Industry’s Road to the Future

As the transportation industry struggles to find and retain essential personnel, it is increasingly clear that we need to begin grooming and developing the future talent pool.

RIHM MONTHLY MAGAZINE

May

24

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Love’s gift helps CDL program teach about distracted/impaired driving

PATTERSON, CA - Love’s Travel Stops recently made a donation to the Patterson High School Truck Driving Program that enabled the California school to create a distracted/impaired driving course utilizing the program’s golf cart.

TRUCKERS NEWS

Apr

24

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Parke Heritage High School’s new CDL program gets more equipment, students share their experience

ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTHI) - High school students in Parke county have been getting behind-the-wheel on the road to getting their CDL licenses.

WTHI - TV10

Apr

21

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Planting the Seed: Introducing Children to Trucking

Plenty of people love and are enthralled by trucks at an early age. Think of the excitement of a child running to the window in the morning to watch the garbage truck come by, or the joy on a child’s face when they do an arm pump in the air and it’s returned by a trucker blowing his/her horn.

HEAVY DUTY TRUCKING - HDT

Apr

18

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Carriers should consider forming a committee to focus on recruiting the next generation of drivers

With the great resignation and the majority of the truck driver population aging toward retirement, attracting young drivers needs to be one of a carrier’s top priorities

CCJ

Mar

23

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Truckers preview next-generation big rigs at Port of Stockton

Parked on the Port of Stockton grounds Thursday were two black and white Nikola zero emission semi-trucks that were being shown to truck driver fleets.

Nikola Motor is a truck original equipment manufacturer and energy company that focuses on making one hundred percent zero emission semi-trucks while also making hydrogen energy, according to Damon Owens, head of truck marketing at Nikola motors.

CBS News

Mar

23

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Next Generation in Trucking expanding driver training for high schoolers

The Next Generation in Trucking Association is using a recently awarded grant to expand a driver training program for high schoolers beyond its California roots.

Co-founder and President Lindsey Trent said Next Generation in Trucking earlier this month was awarded a $127,000 grant from Knorr-Bremse Global Care North America.

Freightwaves

Mar

21

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Next Generation in Trucking Foundation expands driver training opportunities

Eduardo is a 4.0 GPA student getting his hands on the big rig wheel and his eyes on a high-tech career.

Leilani is a diesel technician aiming to drive over the road and encourage other women to enter the industry.

The Trucker

Mar

17

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Viewpoint: Worker Shortage Prompts Vocational Branding

The U.S. is battling its biggest worker shortage in 80 years. In the first quarter of 2022, analysts at financial services company Goldman Sachs said there were 4.6 million more jobs than there were potential workers.

Viewpoint

Mar

12

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Using tech to recruit THE NEXT GENERATION

Lindsey Trent is a firm believer that trucking companies can use technology to their advantage when it comes to recruiting and retention. For the president and co-founder of Next Generation in Trucking, a nonprofit that trains the next generation of trucking industry professionals through partnership with high schools, community/technical colleges, and private schools.

Fleet Owner

Mar

1

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Promoting Careers in Trucking

One of our goals at the Next Generation in Trucking Association is to make it as easy as possible to promote trucking careers to students. In 2022 we created a taskforce to create a “careers in trucking” presentation.

McLeod Magaze - pg 36-36

Mar

7

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Next Generation in Trucking receives $127,760 grant

An organization introducing truck driving as a career option to high school students recently received a grant from the philanthropic arm of a major air brake manufacturer.

Trucker News

Oct

28

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The driver of the big rig one lane over might soon be one of these teenagers

On the grounds of Williamsport High School in western Maryland, three 17-year-olds pile into the cab of a white Volvo truck, pens and pads in hand. They record the odometer, check for warning lights, honk the horn and test the brakes. It's all part of what's called a pre-trip inspection.

NPR

Oct

25

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Women in Trucking Association Announces Finalists for 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today four finalists for the 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking award, sponsored by Daimler Truck North America. This is the 12th year for the award which was developed in 2010 to recognize female leaders and to attract and advance women in the trucking industry....

Women In Trucking

Sep

24

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High schools aim to teach next generation of truck drivers

September 20, 2022 More high schools are exploring truck driving programs as the industry looks to recruit and train the next generation of drivers...

Transport Dive

Sep

16

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High schools aim to teach next generation of truck drivers

2022 From labor shortages to higher fuel costs to supply chain issues, truck drivers have been in the thick of it. It’s a job that impacts nearly all of us...

Fox 13 - Tampa

Sep

13

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High schools aim to teach next generation of truck drivers

At Melton Truck Lines (CCJ Top 250, No. 84) drivers can take their home time anywhere in the country...

CCJ

Aug

24

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From Woes to Wins: Trucking Industry Drives Forward Despite Driver Shortage

Aug. 24, 2022 - The transportation industry has experienced its fair share of ups and downs the past couple of years. Industry experts...

Food Logistics

Aug

22

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Women in Transportation 2022: Trailblazers in trucking

Aug. 22, 2022 - This year, FleetOwner spoke with nine different women across the industry’s ranks. Each professional sees the potential that the...

Fleet Owner

Aug

19

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Apprenticeship pilot program introducing interstate trucking to younger drivers

Aug. 19, 2022 - Do teenagers belong in a big rig? That’s the age-old debate. One side says yes, pointing to the driver shortage, while the...

Freight Waves

Jul

22

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Next generation in trucking pushes to reach even more high schools with professionally produced trucking curriculum, CDL Traning

Jul. 22, 2022 - Just a year into its founding, the Next Generation in Trucking Association has already engaged with more than 60 high schools....

National Transportation Institute

Jul

20

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Safety experts inspiring teens for trucking's future

Jul. 20, 2022 - J.J. Keller, a provider of safety and regulation compliance services and educational materials, will join Next Generation in Trucking to offer an educational program for high school students to learn about trucking careers

Fleet Owner

Jul

19

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Trucking Industry Bets Big on the Next Generation of Drivers.

Jul. 19, 2022 - American Trucking Associations is predicting a driver shortage of 160,000 by 2030. Less than ten years away. But the industry is determined to keep on trucking.

MSW Management

Jul

14

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What the Trucking Industry Is Doing to Build the Workforce of the Future

Jul. 14, 2022 - The U.S. trucking industry is short 80,000 drivers and expects to see that number surpass 160,000 by 2030, according to the American Trucking Associations.

Scrap News

Jul

1

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Integrating Younger Adults Into Trucking Careers

Jul. 1, 2022 - For a free copy of the full report electronically, please provide the information below. Once your information has been submitted, the report will begin downloading automatically. Please note the file is large so it may take a few minutes to download...

ATRI

Jun

6

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Industry stakeholders work to attract new truck drivers before they enter the workforce

Jun. 6, 2022 - High schools across the U.S. have over 1,200 career technical programs for woodworking, over 1,400 for automotive and over 3,000 for construction.....

CCJ

May

25

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Solera- To Combat the Driver Shortage

May 25, 2022 - Solera Holdings, LLC ("Solera"), the global leader in vehicle lifecycle management, has joined the Next Generation in Trucking Association...

Solera Holdings, Inc.

Apr

29

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Drilling Deep: Getting young people into trucking nice and early

Apr. 29, 2022 - Lindsey Trent is the president of the Next Generation in Trucking Association, founded just last year. Her group works with high schools and trade institutes to steer young people toward a career in logistics, whether it’s as a driver, a diesel mechanic or some other area..

Freight Waves; Drilling Deep

Apr

19

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How a high school is attracting people to trucking industry

Apr. 19, 2022 - America is facing a major shortage of truck drivers. There are 80,000 such drivers needed right now, and that number is expected to grow to 130,000 by 2030, according to the American Trucking Association

News Nation Prime

Apr

4

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Trucking’s Next Generation: Carriers Embracing a Younger Workforce

Apr. 4, 2022 - Passing the torch from an aging workforce to the next generation of truck drivers is on the minds of nearly all trucking carriers...

Commerce Express

Apr

1

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Next Gen Helps Industry Keep on Truckin'

Apr. 1, 2022 - With 10 years of driver staffing and sales experience in the trucking industry, Lindsey Trent was proud to be part of such an important link in the U.S. ...

North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD)

Mar

8

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How to appeal to a changing truck driver demographic

Mar. 8, 2022 - Fleet executives who understand how demographics are changing will be better equipped to recruit and manage a younger generation of drivers.

Fleet Owner

Jan

20

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Government-backed program allows teens to drive big rigs to help ease supply backlogs

Jan. 20, 2022 - Apprentice program seeks motivated 18-20-year-olds looking for a pathway into the trucking industry.

Fox News

Jan

10

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Fleets Find That Raising Pay Doesn’t Solve Driver Shortage

Jan. 10, 2022 - The flurry of fleets that raised pay early in 2021 to recruit and retain truck drivers amid labor shortages snowballed into a widespread industry trend.

TT News (Transport Topics)

Jan

6

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Effort to Recruit New Truck Drivers Moves Into High Schools

Jan. 6, 2022 - An all-volunteer effort is working with educators to help raise awareness of truck driving careers among students.

TT News (Transport Topics)

Dec

5

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All I want for Christmas is..

5 Dec, 2021 - What is the supply chain and why should you care? Have you noticed in recent months the supply chain has been in the forefront of the news? The reason is there are more than 50 cargo freighters anchored off the California coast. Consumers are being warned that shelves will be empty—so shop early!....

NAWB

Dec

2

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How local programs are trying to fill gaps in the trucking industry.

2 Dec, 2021 - The truck driving and technical industry is experiencing a workforce shortage from many different angles, and some Louisville-based programs are looking to fix it....

Biz Journals: Louisville Business First

Nov

23

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Secundaria capacita a sus alumnos para que conduzcan los autobuses escolares en California

23 Nov, 2021 - Video oficial de Al Rojo Vivo. Ante la escasez de conductores de autobuses escolares, una secundaria...

de Al Rojo Vivo on youtube.com

Nov

8

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Truck drivers fear that President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate will further exacerbate the supply chain crisis and cause snarls going into 2022.

8 Nov, 2021 - The trucking industry issued new warnings after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released guidance Thursday on the mandates after much anticipation...

Washington Examiner

Nov

7

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Supply chain stalled by 72,000 truckers who failed strict drug tests

7 Nov, 2021 - A dire truck driver shortage that’s wreaking havoc on the US economy is getting worse — and it’s being fueled partly by tough federal drug-testing restrictions that were imposed nationwide last year, industry officials told The Post.

New York Post

Oct

30

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PHS Logistics

30 Oct, 2021 - Not enough truck drivers - Patterson High School is focusing on a long term solution to the supply chain crises.

Fox News

Oct

28

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Truck driver shortage hits record high, threatening to hurt holiday shopping

28 Oct, 2021 - As the truck driver shortage continues to grow, coupled with the delay at U.S. ports, products could take longer to make it onto shelves ahead of the holidays...

Fox Business

Oct

28

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California high school truck driver program addresses shortage annihilating supply chain

28 Oct, 2021 - Patterson High School in California introduced a supply chain and logistics program to senior students, offering truck driving certification upon graduation as well as other...

Fox Business

Oct

28

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Truck driver shortage continues to grow amid the pandemic

28 Oct, 2021 - With less than two months until Christmas, people are ramping up their shopping, but the truck driver shortage could be a Grinch this season...

Hiring Hoosiers WRTV

Oct

20

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The Average Truck Driver Is 54. Enter the Teens

20 Oct, 2021 - Patterson High School is one of the first schools in the country offering a truck-driving program for senior students...

Newser

Oct

19

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Teen truckers proposed to solve driver shortage

19 Oct, 2021 - A guest on "Morning in America" proposes a youth solution to the supply chain bottleneck...

Morning in America

Oct

13

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California high school program aims to help nation's growing truck driver shortage

13 Oct, 2021 - Patterson High School in California is introducing students to the possibility of a career in truck driving, an industry facing worker shortages impacting the nation's...

Fox News

Oct

3

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Teens Are Being Trained to Drive 18-Wheelers Amid Truck Driver Shortage

Oct 3, 2021 - Inside Edition visited student participants of Patterson High School who are participating in one of the first truck-driving programs...

Inside Edition

Sep

30

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Inside Edition visits PHS Logistics and Transportation Department

Sep 30, 2021 - American news broadcasting program, Inside Edition, which operates from studios in Los Angeles and New York City, had a production crew ...

Inside Edition

Sep

29

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High school teacher works to prepare the next generation of truck drivers

Sep 29, 2021 - PATTERSON, Calif. — Javier Diaz went down the wrong path early in life. He used drugs, was involved in gang activity and got into trouble at school — he fit all the cliches that could...

The Trucker

Aug

25

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New Effort to Fill Truck Driver Shortage

Aug 25, 2021 - INDIANAPOLIS - Two trucking associations, including an Indiana based group, have forged an alliance to help solve a workforce shortage in the trucking industry...

Inside Indiana Business

Aug

20

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High schoolers are training to drive 18-wheelers amid a shortage of truck drivers

Aug 20, 2021 - When thinking about the trucking industry, the first thing that comes to mind about its drivers is that they tend to be older...

NPR

Aug

20

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Growing numbers of teens see trucking as attractive career

Aug 20, 2021 - One school has put into practice Next Gen’s mission, creating one of the nation’s first high school truck driving programs...

Freight Waves

Aug

4

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Future Leaders Partner with Newly Formed Trucking Workforce Association

Aug 4, 2021 - The mission of the Future Leaders of Indiana (FLI) Council is to further the professional development of its membership through education, mentorship and leadership opportunities while continuing to grow and develop the Indiana Motor Truck Association membership...

IN Trucking

Aug

1

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CA high school teacher becomes trucker for summer to raise money for students

Aug 1, 2021 - Patterson High School teacher Dave Dein discusses his efforts to raise money for his students by trucking for the summer amid driver shortage...

Fox News

Jul

20

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New association aims to build pipeline of truck drivers, technicians

Jul 20, 2021 - The trucking industry has a new association. The Next Generation in Trucking Association officially launched Tuesday, with partnerships with schools in...

Waste Drive

Jul

20

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Organization forms to recruit next generation to trucking

Jul 20, 2021 - “Programs like this one are critical game-changers for not only developing a skilled workforce but also creating pathways for that skilled workforce...

Truckers News

Jul

14

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Trucking association launches CDL training programs

Jul 14, 2021 - Nonprofit group partners with high schools and community colleges to train the next generation of truck drivers and technicians...

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

Jul

14

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Next Generation in Trucking Association partners with schools to train diesel techs, truck drivers

Jul 14, 2021 - A recently launched non-profit, The Next Generation in Trucking Association, announced new school partnerships to provide CDL driver...

Fleet Equipment

Jul

14

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Non-Profit Aims to Train Next-Gen Truck Drivers, Techs

Jul 14, 2021 - A recently launched non-profit, the Next Generation in Trucking Association, has partnered with schools in Kentucky, Wisconsin...

HDT Trucking Info

Jul

3

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DRIVE-Safe Act proponents call for greater trust in trained younger drivers

Jul 3, 2021 - Legislation proposes two-step apprenticeship and hundreds of hours of training on trucks equipped with latest safety technology...

CCJ Daily Report

Mar

10

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No experience, no problem: PTI doubles down on student drivers

Mar 10, 2021 - During the past six months, the driver shortage has gone from an afterthought to a major constraint on capacity. Competition for experienced drivers is intense...

CCJ Daily Report

Jan

13

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Driving the next generation in trucking

Jan 13, 2021 - The United States is facing a crisis in its supply chain. At a time when Americans are relying on quick and efficient delivery more than ever, our nation’s already struggling transportation system experiences...

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