Potential trainees can learn about the training program at Mast Trucking through a workshop Jan. 8 in Millersburg. The program helps drivers obtain their CDL, gain experience and employment.
Basically, anyone who is at least 21 can “drive truck,” say Jason Reeder, recruiter, and Caitlin McCully, marketing and communications manager, at Mast Trucking in Millersburg.
Whether it’s been a dream since they were young, it runs in the family, or it’s time for a completely different change in career or lifestyle, there are a variety of reasons why men and women from all stages and walks of life choose to become a professional truck driver.
Since 2018, family-owned Mast Trucking has offered a training program to help people answer that call, climb into the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler, and steer toward a rewarding and potentially lucrative career.
Now, more than ever, truck drivers are needed nationwide. Mast Trucking is working to decrease the shortage, and to help provide a bridge for people from obtaining their commercial driver’s license to gaining employment.
“Trucking, in general, is something that anyone can do,” Reeder said. “It’s not limited to a certain category of person. Literally, everyone and anyone that wants to can come in to the program. We can mold them into great truck drivers.”
To help spread the word in the Dalton and Kidron area – and beyond – about its Professional Driver Training Program, for the first time, Mast Trucking is offering a workshop covering the value of having a CDL, how to get it, driving opportunities and career placement. The 30-minute presentation is at 10 a.m. Jan 8 at the Millersburg terminal, 6471 County Highway 625, Millersburg.
To reserve a seat at the Class A CDL Opportunities Workshop, visit mastcdl.com/workshop. If you can’t make it to the presentation, for more information and to apply for Mast Trucking’s Professional Driver Training Program, visit the website or call 330-674-8913. The company also may offer workshops again in the future.