State government helps potential truckers receive training
Officials in Maryland are ramping up their efforts to recruit new truckers to the state's fleets of big rigs. According to The Bay Net, the government will sponsor some CDL training and safety coursework for those interested in the industry so they can get a head start on a future career as a truck driver.
Headed by Transportation Secretary Beverley Swain-Staley, this initiative will support those who are out of work in the state or wish to make a career change. Called BuildUP, it will offer free and discounted coursework to those who qualify so they may earn their qualifications to drive trucks.
"The BuildUP program invests in people and provides them with essential job skills to be competitive in today’s market," Swain-Staley told the news source. "This program is a win-win initiative because it provides our transportation field with qualified, skilled individuals while creating and saving jobs for our families."
Maryland's Department of Transportation website says the training will cover classroom information and allow individuals to gain experience behind the wheel as well with instructors and staff. The program is slated to accept its first participants next February.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Officials in Maryland are ramping up their efforts to recruit new truckers to the state's fleets of big rigs.