Blog Monthly Archive: 07/2015
Smith & Solomon Commercial Driver Training has just opened their 9th training facility in Hammonton, NJ. The new campus is conveniently located off of exit 28 on the Atlantic City Expressway.
If you've been interested in enrolling for your commercial driver's license and have been looking for the right school, we've opened this location for you! Give us a call today to meet with our friendly Admissions Staff:
583 13th Street, Suite 103
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Trucking is one of the most important industries that majority of other industries depend on in order to maintain and increase productivity in their businesses. Trucks transport and handle more cargo than any other form of transportation- ships, trains, you name it. Logistics by trucks are involved in every step of the process of a given product. From transporting materials to having them manufactured, to the delivery of the final product at your local retailer, this is all dependent on that of a truck.
The driver shortage continues to be an issue- even with over 3 million CDL drivers currently working, there is still an approximate 50,000+ drivers needed to fill various positions in the industry.
The unfortunate reason for this shortage is due to the age gap between seasoned drivers and newer drivers. The number of drivers approaching retirement is at a significant percentage higher than new hires.
I graduated your school during the summer of 2012 and landed a local driving job immediately and haven't looked back since. My life is back on track after being laid off in early 2012 and I'm on target to make over $75,000 this year. Again, thank you for the new skill. I just learned that truck drivers are more in the demand than ever as rules, laws, and regulations get more challenging, along with the next generation of truck drivers starting to retire creating a big hole in the industry.