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How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce

How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce With Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

May 16, 2022

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello estimates that the industry needs at least 80,000 drivers today and more in the future to account for rising freight levels. The Biden administration has made efforts in the past year to encourage more men and women to enter the trucking industry. With the Department of Transportation and Department of Labor working in cooperation with industry stakeholders for paid apprenticeship and training programs, how successful are these efforts? In this special edition of Newsmakers, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss the industry's workforce concerns, changing perceptions of trade professions, and partnering with public and private groups to work toward a common goal.

CDL or Bust: Wayne Meenach Knows What's Important

September 12, 2016

He may not be so good at remembering names, as he shows in answering CDL or Bust Trivia questions in this interview, but Wayne Meenach says being detail-oriented will help him pass the CDL exam on the first try. Interview with TT's Gary Kicinski; more at cdlorbust.com.

CDL or Bust: Teddy Flener Jr. Gets Game Face On

September 9, 2016

Teddy Flener Jr. talks about fighting through illness to complete the CDL or Bust course in this interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Log Books, Inspections and More

September 8, 2016

A video glimpse at Day 12 of our 16-day CDL or Bust series, capturing a recruiting visit, log book, inspection work and more by three of our seven students training for a commercial driver license at Truck America Training. Video by John Sommers II for Transport Topics. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Inside-The-Cab Views

September 8, 2016

Inside-the-cab views of #CDLorBust students Jason Horton, Russell Durgasingh and Anna Basham as they try out the same course they will be tested on for their CDL next week. Video by John Sommers II for Transport Topics.

CDL or Bust: Jason Horton Describes CDL Testing Course

September 8, 2016

Jason Horton describes his experience driving the course for the first time that he will be tested on for his CDL next week. Interview with TT's David Elfin; more at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Russell Durgasingh Narrows His Focus

September 8, 2016

Russell Durgasingh says the commercial driver license training course is boiling down to "Pre-Trip Inspection or Bust." He talks about where his focus is in this Day 13 chat with TT's David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Joey Wilson Jr. Is 'Not Worried About the Driving Part'

September 7, 2016

Joey Wilson Jr. is confident of his abilities behind the wheel, so his attention is focused on pre-trip inspections with a week to go before his CDL exam. Interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin; more at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: What Anna Basham is Fine-Tuning

September 7, 2016

The testing day draws near, so Anna Basham describes what she's polishing during this Day 12 chat of our 16-day #CDLorBust series with Transport Topics' David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Ryan Strange Juggles Class, Weekend Work

September 6, 2016

To keep some income flowing while participating in 10-hour class days, CDL or Bust student Ryan Strange worked a three-day weekend at his casino job. Interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin; more at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Rest Sets Up Wayne Meenach's Best Day Driving

September 6, 2016

Wayne Meenach came back refreshed from the Labor Day weekend and felt he had his best day driving to date, as we mark Day of the 16-day CDL or Bust course. Interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin; more at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Teddy Flener Jr. Recounts Mechanical Issues

September 2, 2016

Teddy Flener Jr. talks to Transport Topics reporter David Elfin about a mechanical issue that cropped up on the first day of road driving. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: 'We're Starting to Have a Little Fun Now,' Says Jason Horton

September 2, 2016

Jason Horton confesses to having a bit of a competitive nature that comes through in the #CDLorBust class in this interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin on Day 10. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDLorBust: Anna Basham Focuses on Pre-Trip Inspections

September 1, 2016

Anna Basham describes the #CDLorBust students' collaborative efforts to master the critical pre-trip inspection process in this Day 9 interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: A Truck Walkaround

September 1, 2016

Instructor Ed Stephens shows students Anna Basham and Russell Durgasingh what to watch for on a truck walkaround on Day 9 of their #CDLorBust training. More at CDLorBust.com. (Video by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CDL or Bust: Russell Durgasingh's Resolve

September 1, 2016

News that everyone in the class that is two weeks ahead of the CDL or Bust class failed their CDL exam because of pre-trip inspection missteps just makes Russell Durgasingh study even harder, he tells Transport Topics' David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Parallel Parking and Pre-trip Inspections

August 31, 2016

Instructor Bob Cross works with student Joey Wilson on parallel parking, and students spend time on pre-trip inspections on Day 8 of #CDLorBust. More at CDLorBust.com. (Video by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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