Winter Haven, Florida. – It’s part of a supply chain problem: a shortage of truck drivers. Now, the Bay Area Company is doing its part to change that.
Supply chain problems are causing frustration this Christmas. People take longer to get what they ordered.
The unlucky people are told that they probably won’t get their things in time for the holiday.
The shortage of truck drivers is part of the problem. There are not enough new drivers coming into the industry to replace the older ones who are leaving.
About 1,200 truck drivers across the country retire each week. Trucking companies are only able to replace a small part of them.
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FleetForce, a driver training school in Winter Haven, has launched a new program to do the part.
Tuition there was over $6000 for a month-long course. Now, new students will not have to pay anything.
Trucking companies are so tough on drivers, they pay potential drivers tuition fees at FleetForce – and ensure they get a job after they graduate and get a license.
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“We have one of our best training schools, a member of the Florida Trucking Association, and matched with the most respected trucking companies in the state. So we can really find the right fit and get those drivers on the road quickly,” showed Alex Miller, CEO of the Florida Association. Trucking.
FleetForce has two schools: one in Winter Haven, and one in Bradenton.
Link: Get details at www.fleetforcetruckdrivingschool.com