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Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Partnering with law enforcement, government agencies, and corporate sponsors, TAT makes a difference in the industry by raising awareness about how to recognize human trafficking through programs such as the Freedom Drivers Project, a mobile exhibit that travels the country educating members of the trucking industry and general public about the realities of human trafficking.
"As the Director of Tri-Area Trucking School, I understand the need to educate our future drivers of this growing problem. Drivers are at the front line. We educate our students to observe and report, together we all can make a difference." -Travis Roberts, Director, Tri-Area Trucking School
According to the American Trucking Associations the United States is experiencing a shortage of more than 80,000 truck drivers. An aging driver demographic and the effects of a global pandemic have contributed to the shortage.
Women make up half of the American workforce and will play an important role in solving the driver shortage. This has forced carriers to revamp their recruiting efforts to address the lack of female truck drivers. Government agencies and legislators have also recognized the need to increase gender diversity within the transportation industry.
Tri-Area Trucking School is dedicated to supporting gender diversity and preparing women drivers so they feel confident and safe on the roads. There has never been a better time than right now for women to seek a career in commercial driving.
Have you noticed an increase in tractor trailers parked on roadside shoulders? According to ATA, there are more than 11 truck drivers for every one parking space. The lack of safe parking has been an issue for truck drivers for years, preventing them from finding adequate parking to adhere to the federally mandated rest breaks.
Carriers are stepping up to address one of the greatest concerns for professional drivers—the national shortage of safe truck parking. Trucking companies are addressing the parking shortage by including advance planning and using technology to access real-time information on parking availability to make it easier for drivers to shut down for the night.
Tri-Area Trucking School educates students on the importance of finding a trucking company that provides careful planning for safe parking, especially for our long haul drivers that plan to transport to larger cities.
You must be 21 to drive a commercial motor vehicle across state lines (interstate). If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you will receive a license with a K restriction allowing you to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Michigan only.
Any of the following will disqualify you from obtaining a CDL:
Tri-Area Trucking School partnered with Leif Lending to provide students a financial aid option called ISA. An ISA is a contractual agreement in which you receive funding for your education. In exchange, you agree to share a fixed percentage of your post–graduation pre-tax income over a defined period of time. ISA repayments only begin once you secure earned income.Apply for ISA loan