USA Truck offers 15 scholarships for University of Arkansas program

The USA Truck scholarships will fund the applicants’ $3,700 enrollment fee for the program, which allows trainees to earn their commercial driver’s licenses in five weeks. | File photo

Fifteen applicants to the Commercial Driver’s License Training Program, offered by the University of Arkansas Global Campus, Northwest Technical Institute and Mid-America Truck Driving School, will receive scholarships and preferences for job opening from USA Truck.

“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunities it will provide,” USA Truck Director of Driver Recruiting Steve Brantley said. “Not all successful career paths take a traditional route. Our industry is wide-ranging and diverse, and the transportation sector offers limitless possibilities. USA Truck is always looking for talented, hard-working individuals who are passionate about building a rewarding career in a growing industry that is vital to keeping our country moving.”

The USA Truck scholarships will fund the applicants’ $3,700 enrollment fee for the program, which allows trainees to earn their commercial driver’s licenses in five weeks. Truck drivers can earn up to $35,000 in their first year, a figure that can grow to $50,000 over three years.

“This program provides people with little or no truck driving experience the opportunity to start a new career in an industry that is growing,” Global Campus affiliate Heather Sprandel said. “The truck driving industry offers various career paths, excellent earning potential and outstanding benefits, so we are very appreciative of USA Truck’s commitment to educate the community about careers in trucking and to get new drivers behind the wheel.”

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