These times are unprecedented. How does one earn their CDL during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The last pandemic to hit our nation was the H1N1 pandemic in 2009; however, nothing has ever affected job stability as COVID-19 has.
Many businesses have closed their doors to help stop the spread of COVID-19 leaving 6.6 million Americans jobless.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, the unemployment rate may hit nearly 16% by July. This would be higher than at any point since the Great Depression.
An article by The New York Times on April 3, 2020, reported that the unemployment rate raises week after week.
“The Labor Department reported on Thursday that almost 10 million people had filed for unemployment insurance over the past two weeks. (That number is not seasonally adjusted.) By contrast, in a healthy economy, fewer than half a million people would have done so. This suggests there are around 8.5 million more people on unemployment benefits today than there were two weeks ago.”
While many industries are experiencing little to no demand, the trucking industry is booming.
The COVID-19 emergency has caused Americans to stay home and eat-in more often. Some have even limited their grocery store trips by buying in bulk to help our public’s health.
These stores have reported shortages of in-demand items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and bottled water.
Changed consumer shopping habits like these have increased the demand for truck drivers to deliver in-demand items to grocery stores.
Commercial learners across the nation were stopped in their tracks when social distancing became the best way to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
The federal government’s restrictions on truck driving schools have led CDL University to change its curriculum.
With CDL University’s Online Learning Center, you will learn everything you need to know to pass your learner’s permit test and begin your Class A CDL training.
Normally, CDL University’s Class A CDL training takes 4 weeks.
The first week is spent in the classroom covering everything students need to know before sitting behind the wheel for hands-on training.
This classroom portion of CDL University’s normal CDL training has been added to the Online Learning Center letting students learn at their own pace in these uncertain times.
When restrictions on trucking schools became effective in March, students wanted to continue their CDL training.
They know that after they pass the CDL skills test they will become commercial drivers in the stable trucking industry.
Spend this time at home bettering your future by enrolling in CDL University and learn what it takes to earn your commercial driver’s license.
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