The Importance of Truck Driving During COVID-19

Trucking is Essential

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic and resulting closings, consumer worry, and surge in demand have highlighted how crucial the trucking industry is for not only the economy but the survival of the nation.

The transportation industry is more than just an “essential” industry; it is the backbone of our country.

The Surge in Demand for Truck Drivers

Transportation companies around the United States are looking for qualified men and women who are ready to keep the supply chain running. In an industry where the demand for drivers was already at an all-time high, the COVID-19 outbreak has placed an even greater urgency in finding CDL drivers for local, regional, and long-haul routes.

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Looking for a Trucking Job?

If you have recently become unemployed and want to enter a safe, secure industry with great pay, benefits, and an ever-increasing demand for new hires, consider becoming a truck driver.

We’ve put together a list of resources to help you as you get started in the trucking industry:


CDL Training in Pennsylvania

At Shelly Truck Driving School, we are doing our part to keep the transportation industry running. We are still accepting applications for upcoming CDL training courses. Apply today to reserve your spot in our next course.

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Emily Sensenich (Google Review)

I just passed my CDL road test last week and I couldn’t have done it without Shelley Truck Driving School. All the instructors are super informative and respectful. This school doesn’t even compare to any of the other truck driving school that I looked into. Awesome job guys!

Jim Rowe (Google Review)

Attending this school put me on a path to better my life and allows me to go anywhere and find employment. The instructors at this school are TOP notch and I learned valuable things from everyone of them! I highly recommend this school to anyone thinking of getting their CDL.

Amazing what they do in less than 30 days!

Shawn Burkey (Google Review)

I graduated today and this has been hands down the best experience I’ve had at a school. The instructor’s are top notch and will get you where you need to be! Thank you to everyone at the school for the knowledge and experience. You got the one snowman I’m eastbound and down!

Adam Dudas (Google Review)

The instructors really make this class and school. From the class room to driving to the skills, it has been a very fun learning environment for the past 4 weeks. I ALMOST FORGOT I WAS IN SCHOOL! In my opinion no other school should be considered.

Brian Eckert (Google Review)

This is an amazing school, with top notch instructors. During my time there, I learned from all of the instructors and they each had different things to teach and add to the training. This school not only gets you prepared for the CDL test, but also teaches skills that give you a head start once you are out and working. The patience of these instructors is top tier.

Shel Gray (Google Review)

Shelly was a Great experience for someone like me who was changing careers. They provide a relaxed but focused atmosphere where anyone can learn the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a CDL. You really get the feel that the instructors care about your well-being and goal for getting a CDL. I would recommend this school to anyone looking into getting their CDL.