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Duffy Talks Jobs with Roehl Transport

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Source: marshfieldnewsherald.com/story/news/local/
2014/10/13/duffy-talks-jobs-roehl/17221335

Need a job? Duffy talks jobs with Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport Inc. hosted U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, at an event with employees to showcase the company's truck driving school from which graduates are hired for jobs with $45,000 starting salaries.

The company has 200 openings for Wisconsin truck drivers but is having difficulties finding applicants for positions, said Jason Zaleski, Roehl CDL School development manager. Roehl Transport Inc. is based in Marshfield and hauls freight across the nation.

"We've needed to go to other cities and states" to solicit applicants for the truck-driving school, Zaleski said.

The truck driving career can necessitate being on the road for a week to up to 10 days, which discourages some from applying, he said... Continue reading...

Source: marshfieldnewsherald.com/story/news/local/
2014/10/13/duffy-talks-jobs-roehl/17221335

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Member Alert - 9.29.2014

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Be on alert!
 
Peggy from Coastal College in Hammond alerted us to the fact that Michael Greene is calling schools purportedly as a representative from McElroy Truck Lines.  Mr. Green is asking for a list of student names and phone numbers. He is a scam artist and not associated with McElroy Truck Lines.  
 
The contact number he provided is 610-278-2923. This is a false number.   
 
Michael Greene stated that he was from Pennsylvania, however we have had problems with him before. He is a repeat-offender scam artist.  
 
Please do not provide him with any information.  Thank you to Peggy from Coastal College and Craig Voineag

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Confiscated Big Rig Gets New Life as Training Equipment for Del Mar College Truck Driving Students

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Kingsville Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force donates tractor-trailer unit to DMC Transportation Training Services, cab retrofitted to serve as mobile classroom

“Del Mar College is able to enhance their training opportunities to include more students participating in their truck driver training program by repurposing seized vehicles into useable equipment for educational advancements,” said Cmdr. Guillermo “Willie” Vera with the City of Kingsville Task Force. “And, the Training and Development Agreement between the City of Kingsville Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force and the College is beneficial for both entities and the communities we serve.”
 
Cmdr. Vera noted that Kingsville city employees can utilize CDL (Commercial Drivers License) training offered by Del Mar College at minimal cost to the city’s budget, thus saving Kingsville approximately $2,800 per student.

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CVTA applauds Brad Bentley Being Named As New President for Truckload Carriers Association

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Today CVTA President Don Lefeve issued the following statement:

"Yesterday, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced Brad Bentley as their new President. Having worked with Brad as a member of CVTA over the past year, I know he is the right person to lead TCA at this important time for the trucking industry. Brad is fantastic choice and we congratulate him on his appointment. He has done great work at Randall Reilly Publishing, particularly in developing the Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie program. From all of us at CVTA, we wish him great success and look forward to continue working with Brad to advance the trucking industry.”

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CVTA attended TCA’s recent Wreaths Across America Gala - September 9, 2014

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This year's Wreath Across America Gala raised over $250,000. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery and this year the goal is to place a wreath on every headstone in Arlington National Cemetery as well as military cemeteries throughout the US.  CVTA has been an active supporter of WAA for the last three years.

Sharon and John Diab

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Gohmert makes stop at TSTC in Marshall

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Source: marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/gohmert-makes-stop-at-
tstc-in-marshall/article_e12813fe-c8c4-572c-b2a8-f97099f52e03.html

Congressman Louie Gohmert visited the site of the International Schools/Texas State Technical College professional driving training Thursday.

During his visit, Gohmert met with Larry Hobgood, president of the International Schools, and the executive staff for the overview of organization, training programs and results of after participants finish the programs.

Gohmert listened with interest as various representatives explained the aspects of the training, and wanted to find out more about the funding process.

International Schools is a semi truck-driving training school that began in 1993 in Sunland Park, N.M. Hobgood told Gohmert that the program overall, including the Marshall site, had trained more than 28,000 drivers and placed them in jobs in the industry since 1993.

“The availability of funding to train qualified individuals is a key factor in the success of the program,” Hobgood said. “Most of the individuals in our program are not able to pay for the training or even qualify for financing... Continue reading.

Source: marshallnewsmessenger.com/news/gohmert-makes-stop-at-tstc-in-marshall/article_e12813fe-c8c4-572c-b2a8-f97099f52e03.html

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Reaching Across the Aisle, Country for Jobs

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Source: Transport Topics ttnews.com/articles/
basetemplate.aspx?storyid=35893

By John Diab, Chairman
Commercial Vehicle Training Association

The trucking industry is responsible for transporting more than 67% of the nation’s freight (by weight). Whether the freight is fresh produce, lifesaving medicines, auto parts, farm machinery or the latest tech gadget, nearly everything we buy has been hauled on a truck.

Additionally, almost 7 million people across the United States are employed in jobs that are directly or indirectly involved with trucking.

Trucking is critical to the sustainability of nearly all businesses and the U.S. economy. However, as an industry and a country... Continue reading.

Source: Transport Topics - ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=35893