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Veterans Programs to help fill Trucking Demand

July 18th, 2017 No Comments

EZ Wheels Driving School is proud to be an approved educational and job training CDL school in the state of New Jersey. “The Post 9/11 GI Bill® offers greater benefits than ever”. “In July of 2008 the Post 9/11 GI Bill® was signed into law, creating a new robust educational benefits program rivaling the WWII era GI Bill® of Rights” according to the department of veterans affairs. This coupled with the fact that the demand in the trucking and transportation industry is so high; make the combination a positive for service members looking for a new career.

GI Bill® to help fill Trucking Demand

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, The demand for commercial truck drivers is expected to grow by 21 percent through the year 2020. This is an extended time for real job growth. This coupled with the fact that the average trucker was 48 years old in 2012 and 21 percent of commercial truck drivers are 55 to 65 years old. Indicate that this is the time to start a career in the trucking business.

Work environment

Working conditions for truckers have improved tremendously over the years. A well-trained driver is in such demand that the choices of over the road – cross country jobs, regional or local truck routes are yours. The bigger rigs have all the modern amenities for the drivers’ comfort. Also, the industry offers many opportunities for pay raises and advancement. There is more and more opportunity of “couple teams” that can easily pull in over six figures. Or, if being more of an independent is more your speed then becoming an owner/operator could be the path you prefer. Regardless of what your desires are, the work environment is right for a productive and fulfilling career.

Helpful links about the GI BILL®

The Post 9/11 GI BILL® offers so much. Finding the correct information can be tricky. We have gathered some helpful links that should provide some valuable information.

GI BILL® WEBSITE; http://www.gibill.va.gov/ “The Home for All Educational Benefits Provided by the Department OF Veterans Affairs”

BENEFIT RESOURCES; http://www.gibill.va.gov/resources/ Includes information Rate tables/ Educational programs/Handouts and Brochures

GETTING STARTED – APPLY FOR BENEFITS; http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/

ROADMAP FOR SUCCESS; http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/road-map/

If you are looking for specific information on how EZ Wheels Driving School can prepare you for a career in the trucking industry. We would be honored to speak with you. We will gladly assist you with any information you would need in obtaining the benefits you have earned and deserve

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