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Dashcam captures Good Samaritans helping after wreck


Gulfport, MS (WLOX News) — What would you do if you saw a fiery crash happen right in front of you on the highway? It’s not something anyone wants to see, but truck driver David Fredericksen was prepared. Fredericksen’s dashcam captured the moment when an 18-wheeler collided with a Lincoln Towncar attempting to merge ontoContinue Reading

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

With the right training and work, truck driving can be a great career


Driving a truck can be a challenging career, but it also has a great starting pay, job stability and the chance for advancement. If you are considering a career as a professional truck driver its best to find out as much as you can about the job before you make the commitment. Riding along withContinue Reading

Younger truck drivers needed


There is a shortage of professionally trained truck drivers in America as the commercial truck industry continues to grow, but even without the growth of the past few years and the next decade, there would still be a shortage of skilled drivers as thousands of older truck drivers prepare to enter retirement. A third 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.

Job searchers should look towards trucking


Millions of Americans are looking for work or a new profession and the commercial trucking industry has thousands of jobs that are ready today. With just a few months of professional training at the Diesel Driving Academy, students can secure a job in this growing industry and find a great paying and rewarding job asContinue Reading

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

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