MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- The Alabama Department of Labor reported that the demand for heavy truck and tractor trailer drivers was second only to registered nurse positions that needed filled in March. There were 1,975 truck driver postings as compared to 2,009 for registered nurses.
The demand means a chance for employment for people like Isaac Posey of Athens. He is halfway through his four week training at the E.S.D Truck Driving School in Decatur.
"I used to frame houses, and since the economy failed since about '08, it's been hard to find work," Posey said. "Had a dream since I was a little boy to do this."
The school's instructor, Ron Mullard, said people like Posey are who companies are looking for because they have a clean driving record.