Train for a truck driving career in as little as eight weeks at Oakton

The trucking industry has a lack of drivers, and Oakton Community College is offering training to assist with this shortage.  Oakton’s truck driver training program includes classroom instruction, lab and individual driving lessons in partnership with Viking Driving School. The two-month program covers equipment fundamentals, air brakes, pre-trip inspection, log books and more. Job placement...
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From Short Order to Short Haul Trucking

Demetrius Calhoun is the first to admit that he didn’t make the best decisions as a young man.  A native of the Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side, he attended Evanston Township High School but dropped out before graduating. A felony conviction for riding in a car where drugs were present marked his life and made finding a good job a lot harder than it had to be. He worked...