Steve Gold discusses 160 Driving Academy and the exciting opportunities in the Trucking Industry with Shea Paul, from Ask the Expert. 

With 160 Driving Academy launching three new locations in the West Virginia area- Charleston, Huntington, and Parkersburg, Shea discusses with Steve the current state of the trucking industry and the thousands of job opportunities that are available to CDL A holders.

Gold explains what 160 Driving Academy is all about and said, “160 Driving Academy is the nation’s largest Commercial Driving School. We train people how to drive a semi-truck. Curriculum is 160 hours, first 40 hours in a classroom, and then the last 120 hours are behind the wheel practicing... and not only does 160 Driving Academy do the training, but we also place individuals with high quality jobs after graduation”.

Overview of 160 Driving Academy CDL Training Programs:

  • Starting salaries for 160 Driving Academy graduates (on average) start at $65,000/annual, with tremendous growth potential
  • Commercial Truck Driving is one of today's fastest growing career paths. Estimates predict 300,000 new jobs for CDL Holders.
  • Technologically Driven: Our unique and data-driven programs focus deeply on driver safety and personalized analytics to provide our students with individual feedback and top of the line instruction via our proprietary App.
  • Lifelong Career Support: We offer continuous job placement opportunities through our subsidiary company, Truckers Network.

About 160 Driving Academy

160 Driving Academy is the nation's largest commercial driving school. As the fastest growing vocational school in the country, in 2022 alone, the Company will train over 35,000 students on how to safely operate a semi-truck across its 130-school system. 160 Driving Academy is licensed and operates in 43 states and each school is certified and licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Entry Level Driver Training Program. The 160 Driving Academy is integrated with over 400 Workforce offices nationwide to create jobs for unemployed and underemployed workers.

The 160 Driving Academy supplies the largest employers in the nation with an unparalleled level of recruiting, high-quality training, safety effectiveness, and driver analytics. Many of these employers have trusted the Company to provide the majority of their driving workforce.

160 Driving Academy's sister companies, the 160 Truckers Network, and the 160 Driver Score provide the most advanced job placement and compliance scoring capabilities in the industry.