BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – One industry severely being affected by the nationwide worker shortage is the trucking industry.
The industry is facing a projected loss of 1.2 million drivers by 2030.
In an effort to recruit more drivers into the industry, BPM Enterprises and Truck Academy is holding a job fair inside the conference center of the Country Inn and Suites in Beckley Jan. 7-8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
They are hiring for several positions, including local and regional drivers with Class A CDL’s.
“There’s great careers in the industry right now, your supply chains are all backlogged, Clearing houses have come into effect which is pushing a lot of people out of the industry, and we’ve got a lot of young adults who could have a fabulous lifetime in a career,” says Robert Canterbury, CEO for BPM Enterprises.
Starting Feb. 7, it is required by the federal government that a person obtaining a CDL license receive 160 hours of training.