US trucking industry is short by a record 80,000 drivers amid the supply-chain crisis, association head says

The US has a shortage of around 80,000 truck drivers, Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), told CNN Tuesday. This is a record high, and an increase of roughly 30% from before the pandemic, Spear said. Like other workers across the US, truckers are quitting their jobs...

WEBINAR: Challenges and Opportunities for Recruiting Native Americans to Transportation Careers

In the inaugural session of the 2021-2021 CUTC webinar series, a panel composed of Native American thought leaders from industry, government and academia, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of increasing the number of Native Americans pursuing careers in transportation.  The panel members will discuss their experiences and thoughts with...

2021 Fall Webinar Series: Empowering the New Mobility Workforce

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, 1-2pm ET Growing the Highway Workforce A Look at the INDOT BY Roads Program A recording of this webinar can be viewed here. ~~~   Check out the flyer for the full series here:

Workforce Development Needs of Transportation Sector Climate Adaptation Professionals

Early investments in climate change research, policy, and planning focused heavily on climate mitigation—efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As climate change impacts have increased in severity, this focus has broadened to include a greater emphasis on climate change adaptation—efforts to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change through hardening...

Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Minnesota’s Transportation Workforce

Across the transportation industry, public and private employers are experiencing workforce shortages and an uncertain future. As older employees retire and younger workers fill their roles, organizations must naturally adjust to accommodate their changing workforce. In the transportation industry, shifting demographics have also brought new attitudes regarding technical jobs. The...

US Department of Transportation unveils pilot program for Veterans, Reservists

If you are fresh off military duty and looking for another career in the civilian workforce, a new program could be exactly what you are looking for. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced plans to accept applications for a new pilot program that will help certain Military members the ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Read more here!