The shortage of truck drivers is being felt across the country— the American Trucking Association puts the shortage at 50,000 today and getting much worse in the near term.
Where are all the drivers? There are 21,814 Vermonters with a Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License, but only 1200 of these drivers (less than 6%) have a Hazardous Materials Endorsement.
In Vermont, with an unemployment rate of less than 3% and zero population growth, the shortage is not easily fixed. That’s why the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association, the Association of Genreal Conytractors, the Vermont Department of Labor, Department of Motor Vehicles and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are working together to address this challenge.
This website serves as online clearinghouse of information where employers and CDL operators can post information and learn about opportunities.