Career Paths and Jobs in Road Construction
In the highway construction industry, there are career opportunities available for everyone, with or without a college degree. Not sure what your future could hold? Review these career options for inspiration. Check out the website and download the app to get started!
AASHTO’s Transportation and Civil Engineering or TRAC Program
The TRAC program provides students in grades seven through 12 the opportunity to get involved with transportation-related science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM courses, AASHTO noted – an effort mirrored at the elementary-school level via AASHTO’s Roadways In Developing Elementary Students or RIDES initiative. “The role of civil engineers...
Building Bridges of Trust: An Approach to Cultural Transformation
The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA/PATCO) was engaged in several large, mission-critical projects at a time when morale and trust, both internally and among external stakeholders, were low. They turned to lessons based on the principles of comedy improvisation, such as deep listening, empathy, and collaborative trust. Using a new strategic...
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...
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).
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