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Wyoming needs more Trucker Drivers

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 9:21 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming needs truck drivers as a vital link in the supply and demand chain.

The country is about 80,000 drivers short of what’s needed, and by 2023 experts estimate that number will jump to 100,000.

“Theres lots of opportunity for local work just lots of people dont know about it,” said Justin Boling, School Director, Sage Truck Driving School.

The Sage Truck Driving School is trying to get more students to sign up for training.

With more local jobs available, drivers can work and stay closer to home and family.

Instructors say students are initially intimidated by maneuvering the 70-foot long vehicle and the long pre-trip check.

It is more complicated than driving a car, but instructors encourage students to get through the initial learning curve, and six months after they say it gets easier.

Road and vehicle safety can be stressful for new professional drivers, but the benefits outweigh any drawbacks.

“You can start off anywhere from 50-thousand all the way up to 100-thousand, depending on the type of work you want to do. There’s plenty of opportunities and the jobs that are up around 100, 000 dollars those are surprisingly.. home daily,” said Boling.

For folks interested in finding out more about Sage Truck Driving School, click here.

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