Troops to Truckers
You are seeking a CDL Class A or B License to begin or advance your commercial truck driving career. And you have questions about training and employment. Then you’ve come to the right place.
- Does my federal truck driver’s license transfer to a state CDL?
- What documentation do I need from my command to qualify for a license waiver program?
- What can I be doing now while on base to get ready for a civilian CDL? What will make me most marketable once I get out of the service?
- Will my education benefits pay for CDL School?
- Is there a qualified school near where I am stationed or near where I want to live after release from military obligation?
- What is the job market like?
These questions and others are typical of a military member wanting to drive a commercial truck, for a short period or for a career. And we want to be here for you to answer those questions.
Why Troops to Truckers?
The Troops to Truckers mission is to assist YOU, our US military active duty or military 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.
From training to employment, career advising to scholarships, Troops to Truckers has something to offer you.
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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
With the current rapid reduction in forces activity of the United States Armed Forces, thousands of active duty military, many just returning to the United States, are being issued discharge orders. Many of you are reading this website right now. 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. Our programs are for you.
Troops to Truckers Military Veteran CDL Training Program
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!