Local trucking companies are a multi-billion dollar industry that is anticipated to experience a surge in growth. This growth will increase the necessity for more employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics overall employment opportunities should be favorable with an average rate of growth for employees. The market should also remain favorable as the need for storing and transporting goods increases. It is estimated that the trucking industry employs 8.9 million people. People are employed through various departments within local trucking companies such as the warehouse, business management or truck drivers. The United States is estimated to have 3.5 million truck drivers of which many are employed at local trucking companies. Local trucking companies will continue to offer competitive benefits and pay to find and retain good employees. Local trucking companies employ skilled workers including some drivers requiring a commercial drivers license or CDL. Drivers obtain a CDL by either taking a driver training course that teaches them to not only abide safety regulations for operating a commercial vehicle but also learn about the vehicle and how to keep it operating safely and efficiently on the road. Some drivers also learn with on the job training with the help of experienced drivers and short classroom type training on company policy and safety regulations. After a driver is familiar with how to operate a commercial vehicle and has familiarized themselves with laws and regulations they are required to take a test to obtain a commercial drivers license and get all required endorsements for the type of vehicle and types of materials they will be transporting.