Northeast Technical Institute and Superior Carriers Team Up To Fight Driver Shortage

by Jake Tully - Published: 7/16/2018

In order to help address the driver shortage in the United States, transportation company Superior Carriers and Northeast technical Institute have announced they will formalize a partnership to connect works with trucking jobs that are currently in demand.

Sources from Northeast Technical Institute report that the trucking industry in America will need to hire close to 90,000 new drivers within the next ten years in order to maintain the current trucking workforce, with the majority of new drivers coming in as entry-level workers.

Both Northeast Technical Institute and Superior Carriers report that a partnership to combat the driver shortage is both logical and will likely prove to be beneficial for job seekers across the country.

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“It is a natural partnership as NTI offers outstanding training for entry-level drivers,” said Nedal Awada, Regional Vice President – Atlantic Region at Superior Carriers. “In addition, our robust training programs build on that base to complete the preparation for the next generation of drivers.”

According to Northeast Technical Institute, the academic organization is the only program to offer Accredited CDL truck driver training in the state of Maine.

The Institute reports to offer real-world CDL training through multiple training environments including student exposure to behind-the-wheel practices.

“We not only want our students to graduate to new careers, but to ensure those are long-term careers with the best companies,” said Jim Liponis, President of Northeast Technical Institute. “Partnering with Superior Carriers does both, and we’re excited to work with them on a closer level.”

For more information on Northeast Technical Institute or Superior Carriers, interested parties may visit the sties of the respective companies.