Truck Driver Shortage In Charlotte, CPCC Helps

Jul 18, 2017
Crystal Hogue / WFAE

Trucking companies across the U.S. have a hard time finding drivers. After all, wages aren’t what they used to be and being on the road for weeks on end can be a tough sell. In Charlotte, the demand for drivers is especially high. The city has long had commercial driving schools, but now Central Piedmont Community College is offering its own and it has a wait list of 500.  

Freightliner Cuts 1,200 Charlotte-Area Jobs

Jan 31, 2013

The numbers are in on Daimler Chrysler’s plan to lay off workers at its three Charlotte area Freightliner plants. The tally is 1,200 jobs.

To comply with federal law, Daimler notified state and local governments this week that the company plans to lay off workers as soon as April. The state posted the numbers of expected layoffs today: 80 workers from a parts plant in Gastonia, 405 from an assembly plant in Mount Holly, and 715 from the assembly plant in Cleveland. Daimler cited “softening economic conditions” as the catalyst.