DES MOINES – Earlier this 12 months Des Moines Area Community College shortened its trucker education program to get extra truckers on the road.
The program has been successful to date and as the nation faces a nationwide trucker scarcity massive firms like Walmart are providing truckers greater wages to attempt to appeal to extra individuals to the trade.
Jason Pierce, an teacher at DMACC’s Transportation Institute mentioned that the trucking way of life is troublesome and though the facilities have improved it nonetheless isn’t sufficient.
“I always tell people there’s a reason truck drivers are in demand and always have been in demand,” Pierce mentioned. “It’s not a very easy life, it’s getting better they’ve done, I think probably before they raise the wages, they raised the comfort level of drivers. Maybe they’re home more or nicer trucks with more amenities in the trucks to try and attract stuff, but I think now they are to the point where they just start paying more.”
So far this 12 months DMACC has had 60 individuals undergo its program and Pierce expects that quantity to develop.
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