Driving lesson

NEW: Roadmaster opens truck driving school in Bessemer in hopes of attracting more truckers to the road

Produce stable careers. (Roadmaster Driving School)

Our local economy depends on the trucking industry, but the need for truckers continues to grow. Keep reading to learn more about Roadmaster’s new driving school in Bessemer and its hopes of getting more truckers on the road.

A good time for truckers

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Never been a better time! (Roadmaster Driving School)

Supply chain and driver shortages are increasing demand for more training facilities. At the same time, the trucking industry offers unprecedented incentives and salaries.

With a new training location in Bessemer, Roadmaster is working to alleviate the current shortage of truckers and help aspiring truckers pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) knowledge and skills tests to start their new career on the road. in just one month.

Shortage of drivers

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Truckers are needed on the road. (Roadmaster Driving School)

According to the American Trucking Association, the field needs nearly one million new drivers to replace those who will retire over the next decade.

Truckers move the country, so it’s no surprise that we need more drivers on the road. Roadmaster is looking for people willing to work hard and earn big money. This program will equip them to do so.

Opportunity in industry

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Start a career in just a few weeks. (Roadmaster Driving School)

Trucks are more technologically equipped with more safety features than ever. Moreover, it is not only young men who gravitate towards the industry. Ten percent of today’s truckers are women and this number is increasing day by day.

Brad Ball of Roadmaster Driving School said students at their school are pre-hired for trucking jobs and can earn a good living right after graduation. With such a need for truckers in the industry now, students will most likely be able to negotiate whatever salary they want after graduating.

“The trucking education opportunity is unlike any other because people can go straight from unemployment or underemployment to a job where they can earn $60, $70, or $80,000 in their first year. with only about a month of training, so it’s an amazing opportunity.

Brad Ball, Roadmaster Driving School

Roadmaster Trucking School

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Bessemer’s location is already attracting real-world truckers. (Roadmaster Driving School)

According to Brad Bell, the new Roadmaster Drivers School spot is the first in Alabama and graduates of the program are already working on Alabama roads.

The program lasts about four weeks, but Ball said instructors work with students individually to set them up for success. During those few weeks, the school’s students can graduate with a stable job behind the wheel of the big trucks (and a good salary on top of that.)

Roadmaster training includes:

  • truck driver training at their training center and on the road in real conditions
  • Automatic transmission truck training with state-of-the-art automatic shift carriages
  • Map reading, trip planning, logging and compliance with the laws of the Ministry of Transport
  • Reverse, turn and hook/unhook a standard 53 foot trailer
  • Advanced truck driving techniques such as skid avoidance and truck recovery
  • Emergency actions for special situations as an emergency trailer or aquaplaning
  • Many more skills, techniques and tips you will need as a professional truck driver

Sound like something you’re interested in? You can apply and find out more on their website.

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