This week’s poll: Training truck drivers

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Nearly 7.7 million people had jobs related to trucking activity in 2020, excluding the self-employed. But like other industries, the sector is currently in dire need of qualified employees, especially drivers. In 2020, there were 3.4 million employed truck drivers, a decrease of -6.8% from 2019, according to the American Trucking Association. Community colleges have a history of providing training to attain a commercial driver’s license.

Does your community college offer a commercial driver’s license (CDL) training program?

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If your college does have a CDL program, are trucking companies providing support (financial, equipment, etc.)?

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