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Driver Shortage Analysis Paper Released by ATA


This article was posted on November 6, 2012 and can be read in full at truckinginfo.com/news/ American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry; but that long-term trends could cause the shortage to explodeContinue Reading

New DOT funding program aims to improve transportation infrastructure


With more and more commercial trucks hitting the road each month, the DOT has announced a new loan program that may improve vital transportation infrastructure across the nation. The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the availability of up to $17 billion in loans for critical infrastructure projects across the country as a result ofContinue Reading

Trucking continues to show significant signs of growth


More containers – which typically end up on the back of commercial trucks – are being shipped to America and trucking routes between America and its north and south neighbor are on the rise, offering further proof that the commercial trucking industry is as healthy as its ever been. Container imports to America showed aContinue Reading

KTBS segment


Michael Krieg, Director at the Shreveport campus was featured in a KTBS segment about why former GM workers are turning to CDL classes after losing their jobs.

DDA named Military Friendly School for 2013


Diesel Driving Academy is proud to announce that after years of research and a recent survey of over 12,000 schools, we have been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School® for 2013! DDA takes great pride in this honor, as it ranks our school in the top 15% of all colleges, universitiesContinue Reading

Over 40,000 new truck drivers hit the road in 2011


Over the past 12 months as many as 40,000 new commercial truck driver have hit the road and thousands more are needed to meet growing demand. Economists predict that 2011 will add some jobs to the nation’s economy and that 2012 could be even better. Many industries – such as the healthcare field, the automobileContinue Reading

Trucking industry continues to grow


It can be hard to slow down a commercial truck and it is definitely hard to slow down the recent run of growth experienced by America’s commercial trucking industry. Trucking is one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy and that growth doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Commercial trucking routesContinue Reading

Carriers buying more trucks, looking for more drivers


More trucks are hitting the road each year and commercial truck carriers need thousands of professionally trained drivers to get behind the wheel of those trucks. Used commercial truck sales are up as the demand for trucking services continue to grow all over the nation. All the month-over-month comparisons – volume, price, miles, and ageContinue Reading

Is trucking the right career for you?


A career as a professional truck driver can be great, but it’s not for everyone. It takes the right kind of person to drive commercial trucks, but for those with the right mindset and the right professional training, it can be a rewarding career that offers long-term stability. The commercial truck industry is currently experiencingContinue Reading

Trucking is the right fit for the right person


Becoming a commercial truck driver is not easy, but with the right mindset and training it’s a career almost anyone can enter. There are many reasons to enter the commercial trucking industry and it’s a profession that offers a lot of advantages for its drivers, but there are also some challenges that prospective drivers shouldContinue Reading

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