In a period of a pronounced truck driver supply shortage, A. Duie Pyle (Pyle), an asset and non-asset based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, has announced it has opened its second truck driver training academy.
The new location is Northborough, Massachusetts and the graduating class included 10 students coached by seven instructors.
The academy curriculum provides ground-up training at no cost to the candidates. On the other hand, the company invests $20,000 in each trainee, which includes an hourly wage for the driver while he or she is completing the program.
It’s an investment which Pyle believes is a long-term solution to the driver shortage, and the company is already seeing results.
The training academy offers an 8-week instructional program followed by two weeks of on the job experience on a pickup and delivery truck accompanied by a driver mentor. This 10 week agenda offers A. Duie Pyle driver candidates hundreds of demanding hours behind the wheel of Pyle’s trucks.