The Truckload Carriers Association Signs On As An Official Sponsor of National Apprenticeship Program

03/19/2022

LAS VEGAS, Nevada:

Today, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced that it has officially registered as an apprenticeship sponsor with the U.S. Department of Labor.

As a recognized sponsor at the national level, TCA can now provide its member companies the ability to offer apprenticeships to job applicants while TCA and its partner FASTPORT—a USDOL intermediary specializing in transportation and logistics—administers the program for the participating companies.

TCA sincerely thanks the carriers who have already signed on to the program and we look forward to expanding across the association: Melton Truck Lines, Inc., Tyson Foods, and D.M. Bowman, Inc.

During TCA’s Recruitment & Retention Human Resources Committee at 11 a.m. PT Sunday at Truckload 2022: Las Vegas, FASTPORT’s Executive Director for Work Force Development, Government Programs David Harrison will address the application process for carriers, share benefits for driver apprentices, and include the work process schedule and related instructional curriculum.

Carriers interested in learning more are encouraged to attend the committee meeting. It is imperative that truckload carriers have a seat at the table as our industry is responsible for the training of the largest population of drivers.

“TCA recognizes the critical role of professional truck drivers and their steadfast commitment to the movement of much-needed goods,” shared TCA President John Lyboldt. “This program further solidifies TCA’s support of our essential workforce and their professionalism, dedication, and discipline.”

“This program will help to fill the ever-growing void the trucking industry continues to grapple with, in time – being short more than 80,000 drivers,” said TCA Chairman Jim Ward. “Well-rounded training and a clear career path will elevate the commercial driver job as we know it.”

For more information on federally-recognized apprenticeships, visit www.apprenticeship.gov/90-day-trucking-apprenticeship-challenge or contact TCA’s Vice President of Operations and Education, Jim Schoonover, at jschoonover@truckload.org or by calling (571) 444-0310.

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