This story was originally published on FOX 2 NOW on September 19, 2018.
FOX 2 NOW
“ST. LOUIS – There’s a trucker shortage across the U.S. and we’re also seeing the impact in St. Louis.
According to the American Trucking Associations, there’s a shortage of roughly 50,000 truck drivers across the country right now.
The students at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park are getting 5-8 eight job offers each when they graduate from the training program.
A nationwide truck driver shortage has students like Mohamad Osman traveling down a new career path.
He says, “There’s a lot of high demand right now for truck drivers and there’s a career guarantee so I want to give this a shot and see where it will take me.”
The demand for truckers is driving up wages. They make between $35,000- $60,000 a year…”Read More