Trucking industry participates in Ford Job Fair

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The American Trucking Associations and America’s Road Team will be in Dearborn, Mich., on Saturday, Sept. 13, to participate in the Ford Motor Co. Regional Job Fair.

Through Ford’s efforts to introduce displaced employees to careers in new industries, ATA is working to show the benefits of a career in trucking with its driver recruitment campaign, www.GetTrucking.com. This job fair allows Ford workers to explore options for a second career, and at the same time helps industries such as trucking recruit new candidates to ease the driver shortage.

GetTrucking.com will promote the campaign’s fully redesigned website that serves as the online resource for potential drivers, driving schools and motor carriers to fill the demand for truck driving jobs. New candidates can use the website to find motor carriers or truck schools that will help them get started in a truck driving career. America’s Road Team Captain Al Adams, a driver for Roadway, also will be there to talk about his 38 years and more than 3 million miles of experience as a professional truck driver.

“Our industry is proud to have a significant presence at the Ford Motor Company’s job fairs, and we are thrilled at the prospect of attracting new applicants,” says Elisabeth Barna, ATA vice president. “Workers can sign on to a new, exciting and stable career that cannot be outsourced. And the trucking industry can tap into a vast and dedicated labor force that helped build America into what it is today.”

The America’s Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway. For more information, go to www.americasroadteam.com.