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A Chattahoochee Technical College career fair may be an indication of how high the demand is for truck drivers.
The college held a Commercial Truck Driving Career Fair and Open House on Saturday at its North Metro Campus in Acworth. About a dozen companies were at the event, hiring applicants to become truck drivers.
“We’re facing a driver shortage that this country has never seen before,” said Instructor and Program Director Ray Puckett. “Baby boomers are retiring so we’re seeing companies increasing wages, providing better benefits and increasing the amount of time that drivers
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