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Illinois Pork introduces new CDL scholarship program

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Applicants must have a valid TQA certification, must also show proof that they haul pigs or feed for a producer located in Illinois.

With the U.S. truck driver shortage at an all-time high, the Illinois Pork Producers are excited to announce the release of a new scholarship program for applicants seeking to obtain or renew their Commercial Driver's License in Illinois.

"A common issue pork producers continue to talk about is the difficulty they face in finding and retaining good labor both on farm and transportation support," says Thomas Titus, IPPA president. "Now, more than ever, it is our association's goal to help producers support and retain their employees. Additionally, we want to recruit the next generation of pork industry advocates."

The CDL Class Scholarship is available for individuals looking to renew or acquire a CDL in Illinois. To qualify for the $1,000 scholarship, applicants must have a valid Transport Quality Assurance certification or sign up for the class and they must also show proof that they haul pigs or feed for a producer located in Illinois.

For questions about the program, email Mike Borgic or contact by phone at (217) 529-3100.

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