CDL Job Placement
- The trucking industry expects to hire about 80,000 new drivers every year for the next 10 years according to a survey done by the American Trucking Association (ATA).
- Women and minorities may have even greater opportunities.
- UCC provides its graduates with job placement assistance. Recruiters from local and national trucking companies will visit our classes. It is not uncommon for students to have multiple job offers before graduation. UCC will make NO guarantee of a job. We encourage our students to research and choose the trucking company that best suits their needs rather than accept the first offer. It is strongly suggested for students to stay with the first company who employs them for at least 1 year.
- It is very important that our students keep the school informed of their current address and phone numbers after graduation. Students will receive periodic follow up placement inquiries from UCC to document job placement.
- UCC requests that all graduates notify the school once they have actually gone to work for a trucking company, again after 30 days of work, and again after they have been on the job for 90 days.
- UCC has a pre-approval program. Several employers participate in this program. See the Commercial Truck Driving Program Coordinator for details.
Completion of this program could lead to employment as one of the following:
Local Delivery Driver
Long Haul Truck Driver
Sand and Gravel Hauler
For more information about this field, you may want to explore the Oregon Labor Market Information System website.