The 22,000 openings for professional drivers will increase to 34,000 in the next 4 years according to a CBC article published in late December 2019.
As many semi-truck drivers slip into retirement, the driver shortage will reach critical mass in Canada. For a career that offers a starting salary of near $50,000 for an investment of only 244 hours of training, why aren’t more people moving towards a career as a long-haul trucker?
Especially if you are 21 years of age, the opportunity is huge. Most states south of the border require you to be 21 or older to cross state lines as a professional driver. That means that you are in demand as a critical component to the growing global logistics puzzle.
Being in driver demand will lead to faster pay raises and better routes for the cream of the crop. If you’re looking to quickly move ahead in your career, consider leveraging your opportunity by becoming a Class 1 driver.
The good news is that First Class Training Centre is the premier driver training academy in the province. They have the best reputation and the best connections with the transportation industry to get you that important first posting.
With offices in Winnipeg, Brandon and now Thompson, First Class Training Centre is focused on delivering driver education close to where you are. Take a moment to read the CBC article and then give us a call at 204 632 5302 to discuss how lucrative your future can be.