Despite Slowdown In Economy, Hiring Still Strong for CDL Drivers

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Truck driver training program prepares graduates for well paying, in-demand careers.

Todd Michalski was working as a fisherman from Gloucester, MA, when he decided to change careers. With the support of North Shore Career Center and Counselor Martha Shreve, Todd completed the training at ACS and is currently employed as a truck driver with InterShell. Lisa McAndrews left the construction field and with the help of Maureen Griffin from NH Works-Nashua received 2 pre-hires during her 3rd week of class with ACS. Richard Hallinan Jr., from NH Works-Manchester, was hired by RJM Trucking in Hudson, NH, and is now enjoying top pay, benefits, and job security. Ken Christian, a client of NH Works in Manchester, attended one of our recruitment seminars before actually enrolling, and was pre-hired by Werner Enterprises while he was still in training with ACS. Robert Barrett, like many of ACS' students, had no driving experience before he enrolled. When he interviewed with ACS, he said he wanted to see the U.S. and "get paid for it." Bob is currently fulfilling that dream as a full-time driver for TransAm Trucking, earning substantial pay and great benefits.

Allied Career School (ACS), a Massachusetts based leader in truck driver training, prepares its students for well-paying driving careers in the trucking industry. ACS solves the problems of today's student by offering quick turnaround training and successful job placement assistance. Those looking to gain in-demand commercial driving skills are given the opportunity to transform their careers while establishing themselves in an industry that needs 90,000 new drivers each year.

Every student at ACS meets with the Career Placement Advisor during the first week of training. Applications are completed during this period for driver positions with leading trucking companies. Many of the students receive 3-5 job offers prior to the completion of their training. The school has recorded a number of cases where students left the day after graduation to attend an employee orientation with one of the national trucking companies. The transition from training yard to high paying job happens quickly for motivated students.

While many schools often talk about success, ACS defines it solely on the basis of the solid job placement opportunities provided to its graduates.

Regional and national recruiters make regular visits to ACS to sell their companies to prospective ACS graduates. One ACS student said, "It's great to have companies fighting over me, instead of me fighting over them." The ACS staff prides itself not only on providing exceptional training, but also on its unparalleled job placement opportunities.

For more information regarding class start dates, schedules and job placement opportunities, contact ACS at (978) 683-5370 or visit them online at


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