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From left are Robert Waddy, Calvin Harris, Ernest Reed Jr., Gregory Green, John Thompson, Marcus Gordon, Courtland Sydnor and Damien Brooks. The RCC-Workforce students completed their 160 hours of training two weeks of classroom work followed by two weeks of behind-the-wheel instruction on August 26. Participating in the class were Damien Brooks and Charles Campbell, both of Essex County; Gregory Green, Gloucester County; Ryan Davis, Courtland Sydnor and Robert Waddy, all of Lancaster County; John Thompson, Northumberland County; Marcus Gordon, Richmond County; and Calvin Harris and Ernest Reed Jr., both of Westmoreland County. Of the 10 graduates, three have already obtained driving jobs; five have each received one, two, or three pre-hire offers from various companies; and two are still seeking local driving positions. We are very pleased to bring these life-changing training experiences to the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula Regions, said Jason Perry, RCC s vice president of workforce development. Truck-driver training is increasingly more important to local economic development. On behalf of RCC s Workforce Development Center, I congratulate this cohort on successful completion. Upon graduating this course, students can take the DMV test for a commercial drivers license with confidence; CDS will provide assistance with job placement for local, regional and over-the-road positions to those that pass. According to the CDS web site, new drivers average between $700 and $1,100 a week during the first year. Students must be at least 18 years of age to join one of the classes. The cost of the training can be covered by the G.I. Bill, but there are many other funding resources. The course lasts four weeks, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The course will next be offered November 28 through December 23. Call 333-6828 (Warsaw), 758-6750 (Glenns), or 435-8970 (Kilmarnock) to register.

One-boat ferry frustration gearing up for PEI truckers 0

One-boat ferry frustration gearing up for PEI truckers

Following a press conference hosted by Belfast-Murray River MLA Darlene Compton on Tuesday at the ferry terminal to highlight the issue, The Guardian talked to some truck drivers who weren t lucky enough to catch the 9:30 crossing to Caribou, N.S. The second boat, the MV Holiday Island, is in dry dock getting repairs and is expected to be out most of the summer. We shouldn t have to pay $138 to sit on the Trans-Canada Highway, said Danny Wilson, who drives a heavy haul rig for Kings County Construction, referring to his ferry toll. There is no such thing as priority for trucks and trucking is what keeps the economy going. If it wasn t for trucks everyone would starve. RELATED: By The Numbers – What the MV Confederation took on one crossing, and what it left behind [1] FROM TC MEDIA: Ferry waits costing trucking businesses dearly [2] LETTER: Exhaust fumes a concern for Marine Atlantic ferry user [3] P.E.I. ferry issue ‘enough to turn your stomach’, says MacAulay [4] Wilson was one of five heavy haul trucks that got left behind when the MV Confederation departed with a full load on Tuesday. He and the others were forced to sit and wait for the next departure at 1 p.m. The truck drivers The Guardian talked to said it isn t worth their while to leave the terminal and use Confederation Bridge. They say it doesn t save time and no one is paying them extra for gas. We re trying to save on fuel with the price of fuel what it is today, said Perry Smith, who drives for Far East Transport in Nova Scotia. Wilson said he often hauls loads from Montague to New Glasgow, N.S. When Northumberland Ferries Ltd. (NFL) has its usual two boats running that trip will take him seven hours. Now, it s taking him 15 hours, which means rather than two runs a day, he s only able to make one and it hurts business. It s quite frustrating. Somebody has to pay the cost (to sit in the terminal waiting). The company doesn t get paid. It s a long day sitting here. John Van Ouwerkerk, a trucker from Stratford, says what really bugs him is seeing cars late for the scheduled crossing get on the ferry while trucks that were there early get left behind. Every time I come down here I am getting left behind, said Van Ouwerkerk. I d be better off pushing a shopping cart at Sobeys. We are here filling these boats from May to June and from September to October yet these campers from the United States that won t be back to contribute to the economy are gone and won t be seen again. Gordon Graham of Montague, another trucker waiting for the 1 p.m. crossing, said he agrees completely with Van Ouwerkerk. They take this traffic arriving late and leave us just sitting there and we re here every single day. If they don t want (our business) just tell us, Graham said. Don Cormier, vice-president of operations for NFL, said there is a simple explanation for why late-arriving cars get on while heavy haul trucks sometimes get left behind. The explanation is simply that the space that those vehicles would be occupying has restricted head room capacity. We have decks that you can only put vehicles on that are (no more than seven feet high), Cormier said. Those trucks would not actually be competing for the same space. dave.stewart@tc.tc [5] Twitter.com/DveStewart [6] References ^ RELATED: By The Numbers – What the MV Confederation took on one crossing, and what it left behind (www.theguardian.pe.ca) ^ Ferry waits costing trucking businesses dearly (www.ngnews.ca) ^ LETTER: Exhaust fumes a concern for Marine Atlantic ferry user (www.gulfnews.ca) ^ P.E.I. ferry issue ‘enough to turn your stomach’, says MacAulay (www.theguardian.pe.ca) ^ dave.stewart@tc.tc (www.sackvilletribunepost.com) ^ Twitter.com/DveStewart (admin.unis.transcontinentalmedia.com)

How To Find The Right Mover At The Right Price 0

How To Find The Right Mover At The Right Price

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