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

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

A recently launched non-profit, The Next Generation in Trucking Association, announced new school partnerships to provide CDL driver and diesel technician programs for young adults in Kentucky, Wisconsin and California. The group was started by members of the trucking industry to engage the next generation of trucking industry professionals by partnering with both public and private schools and community/technical colleges to offer training opportunities that will eventually lead to jobs.

“Programs like this one are critical game changers for not only developing a skilled workforce but also creating pathways for that skilled workforce to advance in their careers in the trucking industry,” said Lindsey Trent, customer and business development manager for Ryder and co-chair of Next Generation in Trucking. “We are eager to train, mentor and match a fresh generation of drivers to the 21st-century needs and demands of the trucking industry.”

According to a recent estimate, the driver shortage is expected to grow to more than 174,000 by 2026. An aging fleet of drivers is one of the main reasons for the shortage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average age of a commercial truck driver in the U.S. is 55 years old. The average age of a driver entering CDL school is almost 35.

The Next Generation in Trucking Association aims to address this problem while at the same time providing access to well-paying careers to students without the need to incur college debt. Their goals are simple:

• Promote trucking as a positive career field.
• Encourage the training and employment of young people in the trucking industry.
• Promote their education and connect them to training and employment opportunities.
• Create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce in communities nationwide.

The Next Generation in Trucking Association partners with schools around the country to launch CDL programs that fit their needs. Recent partnerships include Lawrence County High School in Louisa, Ky.; Jessamine Career and Technology Center, Nicholasville, Ky.; Fairdale High School, Louisville; and Lux-Casco, Luxemburg, Wis.

You May Also Like

Trucking Moves America Forward shares stories of charity

Check out how trucking companies and organizations gave back to their communities during the 2022 holiday season.

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) is sharing the many ways that the trucking industry gave back to its communities and charities this holiday season. Trucking companies and organizations nationwide shared their stories of charitable works and giving with TMAF after the industry movement issued their annual industry-wide call for submissions through email and social media.

Taking the bull by the horns with truck electrical circuit testing

Corrosion increases resistance in the circuit which may lead to improper circuit operation and trouble codes.

truck-electronic-connectors-bull-1400
Get ready for winter and help protect against unexpected downtime

Get your preventive maintenance in before your wheel-ends are put to the tests of snow, ice, and more.

winter-generic
FleetPride acquires Berggren Diesel

This was the 12th FleetPride acquisition in 2022 with continued expansion of its national parts and service operations.

Phillips wins social responsibility award at European Business Forum

The Leaders of Social Responsibility awards for Good Company, Good Employer, and Eco Company were presented during the European Business Forum 2022.   

Other Posts

Kuehne+Nagel uses Zeem Solutions’s electric-trucks-as-a-service model

Kuehne+Nagel uses Zeem electric trucks to service regional warehouses and distribution centers within a 60-90 mile radius of LAX.

Reduce citations, maximize uptime with these simple wheel end inspection tips

Don’t let wheel end violations put your trucks on the side of the road.

Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group is now a Mack Certified EV Dealer

Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group, based in Langley, British Columbia, Canada is now a Mack Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer. This designation means that Pacific Coast went through requirements so that it would be able to service and support the Mack LR Electric refuse model. Related Articles – Rockview Farms deploys Volvo LIGHTS project’s

Mack-LR-Electric-Pacific-Coast-1400
Convoy, J.B. Hunt, Uber Freight partner on API standards

Convoy, J.B. Hunt Transport and Uber Freight recently announced the formation of the Scheduling Standards Consortium (SSC) which aims to solve transportation scheduling challenges by establishing the freight industry’s first formal set of appointment scheduling application programming interface (API) standards. Complex, pervasive, industry-wide challenges such as this require collaborative, industry-wide solutions; the makeup of the SSC’s founding

Uber-Freight-New-Scheduling-Standard-Consortium--1400