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TJC truck driving program helps to meet demand for skilled drivers

The American Trucking Association estimates that this year, the truck driver shortage will hit a historic high of just over 80,000 drivers.
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 2:55 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2021 at 7:54 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Tyler Junior College program helps to meet the demand for skilled truck drivers.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national supply shortage, the National Truck Drivers Association says that there is a high demand for truck drivers.

The TJC Truck Driver Training program, offered through the TJC School of Continuing Studies said that they are ready to help meet the need for truck drivers. They offer a 3-month training program, with the completion goal of obtaining a Commercial Drivers License. For many East Texans it’s a chance to start a new career.

“I’m in the construction business, grew up in it and my dad was in it and I followed suit, and my son he is in it now and off and on but we thought we’d try the trucking and do something different,” said student Gary Parker.

The American Trucking Association estimates that this year, the truck driver shortage will hit a historic high of just over 80,000 drivers.

A Tyler Junior College program helps to meet the demand for skilled truck drivers.

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