The Louisiana Workforce Commission is initiating a program to ease the nationwide shortage of truck drivers.
The Drive Your Future program offers qualified applicants a five-week apprenticeship that leads to a commercial driver's license.
The state agency will pick up the cost of the training at accredited truck driving schools so students attend for free.
Starting pay for truckers ranges from $40,000 to $60,000 a year.
Classes start at the middle of this month.
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