A shortage of CDL Truck Drivers that is beginning this year and will continue into at least 2012 - this is due to the result of a slow growing economic climate and stricter Govt regulation of new and existing drivers. These facts, will create a significant shortage of CDL drivers in the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead.
Noel Perry who is the Director and a consultant at FTR Associates, predicted this dire situation at a recent freight outlook seminar.
He indicated that many truck driving companies have been reducing their overhead by taking trucks out of service and by laying off drivers - he then made the observation that even as the economy and market rebounds, the truck driving companies will be slow to respond and hire back workers - this will in turn cause a CDL driver shortage.
He went to say that the number or drivers that will be needed is close to 200,000 will probably double in 2012 to almost 400,000.
If you have been thinking about a new challenging career that will have plenty of jobs, now is the time to seriously consider becoming a CDL truck driver and one of the first steps in this process is getting and passing the CDL Test. You can take several CDL Practice Tests at www.TestAnswers.com and be on your way to becoming a new truck driver.