The Louisiana Workforce Commission is launching a program to help combat the nationwide truck driver shortage. The “Drive Your Future” training grant offers those who qualify a chance to participate in a five-week apprenticeship that, if completed, will result in the student obtaining a commercial driver’s license, WBRZ-TV reports. The program is free to students as the LWC pays for classes at accredited truck driving schools. Read more.
Meanwhile, Alliance Safety Council in Baton Rouge has developed ReadyDriver, an online truck driving theory program, meeting new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements that went into effect Feb. 7.
ReadyDriver is a comprehensive online theory program that participants can complete from anywhere, on any device at their own pace. The program was developed for driving schools, companies that train drivers internally, and individuals seeking a CDL for the first time.
Local driving school Diesel Driving Academy supported ReadyDriver course development as subject matter experts. Combined, Alliance Safety Council and Diesel Driving Academy have more than 120 years of experience preparing workers for their careers. Read more.