Professional Truck Driver Training Expo and Job Fair, March 16, 2016 – Fast Track to Your Career

By on February 23, 2016
Professional Truck Driver Training Expo and Job Fair

Have you ever thought about what it’s like being a professional truck driver?

Want to know if you qualify to become a truck driver?

Or wonder what is involved with a quality Class A CDL training program?

Find the answers to these questions and more at our Truck Driving Training Expo and Job Fair! This free event is on March 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the St. Louis Community College Forest Park Campus Student Center, 5600 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO.

Learn about no-cost accelerated job training designed to put you in the fast track to your Class A CDL and into a successful career!

Why become a Professional Truck Driver?

Truck Drivers are in high-demand in St. Louis and across our nation. An overall shortage of truck drivers has caused average pay for long-haul truckers to jump 17 percent since the end of 2013 to a record average of $57,000 in 2015, according to the National Transportation Institute. The driver shortage is expected to grow beyond the highest point ever recorded of 48,000 in 2015 due to a combination of industry growth and a retiring workforce. The American Trucking Association (ATA) reported that the all-time high of tonnage was reached in January of this year and represents 68.8 percent of tonnage carried by all modes of domestic freight transportation. These facts lead the ATA to conclude that trucking will need to hire an average of 89,000 drivers per year over the next decade.

What does this mean for you?

It is the prime time to earn your Class A CDL and become a truck driver! Companies are raising wages, improving benefits, and offering more home time than ever before for their drivers. Several hiring companies will be on hand at the STLCC Truck Driving Training Expo and Job Fair so you can hear directly from them about their pay and benefits, and what it takes to be a successful driver. If you already have your CDL, this is a great opportunity to shop several employers who are hiring and gain a hiring commitment.

How to become a Professional Truck Driver

Download the Event Flyer

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Earn your CDL with us! St. Louis Community College is a trusted community college that cares about your success as much as you do. If you are in need of a CDL to get your career off to a good start, STLCC provides a 5-week, high quality, no-cost Class A CDL Truck Driver training program, with grant funding provided by the Department of Labor. You will receive classroom instruction and over 50 hours of drive time between our driving range and on a variety of roadways in the greater St. Louis area, guided by experienced driver instructors. Our graduates are in high demand upon completion of the training program.

Visit with us and our employer partners on March 16th to learn more about the training program and the qualification process to become a Professional Truck Driver. There is no cost to attend the event, and no strings attached. The event is free, the training program is free, and no employer contracts are required. You are free to choose your next employer! What more could you ask for?

About Rene Dulle

Rene Dulle is a Program Manager for St. Louis Community College - Workforce Solutions Group. Her expertise includes collaborating with community and employer partners and leveraging grant opportunities to develop workforce training programs that lead to jobs with livable wages. She has managed a variety of educational programs with a focus on the transportation industry, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability. Rene holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, specializing in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, from Oregon State University, and a MBA from Saint Louis University. She currently serves on the OneSTL regional initiative to reduce energy and emissions, and is an active committee member of the St. Louis Regional Freightway.