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Logistics Undergrad Scholarships Available

Students who are dedicated to the fields of transportation, logistics or supply chain management are encouraged to apply for the Terry L. Priest Scholarship established by the Denver Transportation Club. Applications are due November 2, 2015 for awards of $1,500-5,000. Eligibility and Selection

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate transportation, logistics or supply chain program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States and must be planning to pursue a career within these fields. Qualified students will have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. Selection will be based on academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to and passion for the industry, and financial need. Previous applicants and recipients are welcome to apply.

A Leader in Logistics Education

Terry L. Priest was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado Transportation Community for his dedication to transportation education, and he held the highest leadership positions at the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. He taught at the University of Colorado at Denver after a distinguished career in corporate commerce, traffic management and other industry positions.

Throughout his career, Priest was dedicated to providing learning opportunities in transportation, logistics and supply chain careers. It is fitting, then, that after he passed away in 2002 at the age of 60, the Denver Transportation Club launched the scholarship fund in his name with donations made by friends and associates. Over $35,000 has been granted in a legacy of Priest’s commitment to transportation, logistics and supply chain academics.

CAP Logistics’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John Boner, serves on the Board of the Terry L. Priest Scholarship. “Supply chain, logistics and transportation are essential for strategic global economic development. It is an honor to advance Terry’s efforts toward a skilled and passionate workforce in these fields. Professionals, educators and students in Colorado and beyond move the industry forward because of dynamic, devoted leaders like Terry.”

Scholarship applicants should see additional information by clicking here or contacting Jack Czarniecki of The Denver Foundation at 303-996-7328 and jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org.

 

Shortage of Truck Drivers Continues

Within the last decade, the face of transportation has been changing. Right after the tragic events of 9/11 the TSA and other government agencies created more stringent regulations for air cargo. More and more cargo shipments were relegated to ground transportation, increasing the amount of cargo that had to be moved across our nations highways. Regardless of the amount of trucks and trucker availability, the transportation industry got flooded with an excess of shipments. Companies and drivers continued to take unsafe loads with no regard for the safety of themselves, others, and the roads.

In 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed a program called CSA 2010 BASICS to make not only the industry but the roads safer for our drivers. The additional BASICS rules were blamed with more drivers leaving the industry. There seemed to be less and less trucks available for transportation logistics providers and industry insiders to broker a load.

With changing hours, load types and sizes, many drivers are changing industries or retiring, Yahoo Finance reported their latest take on the continued shortage of trucks on the road, Read the article here.

Other articles on this topic include:

Help Wanted: Jobs in Trucking Go Unfilled - Labor Shortage in Shipping Industry Reflects a Skills and Goals Gap (Wall Street Journal)

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B (Talking Logistics)