Jacksonville: June 15-18, 2020
Hotel TBD

Tampa: July 21-24, 2020
Tampa Marriott Water Street



Trucking 101 is sponsored by the Florida Trucking Association and was previously the 'Florida Teacher Tour'. Now in its fifth year, we're turning our attention to school counselors and educators who teach career planning classes.

Trucking 101 gives educators an inside look at how the trucking and logistics industry works, its unique challenges, and its integral contributions to our state/national economy and daily life. With this information, school counselors and career planners will be better informed about the complexities of the nation’s most-used freight/logistics mode and the career opportunities that our industry offers to Florida’s students.

The aim for this program is to immerse a small set of Florida career planning teachers and guidance counselors (middle and high schools) in an intensive tour of the trucking industry, and then engage them to create portfolios and career planning materials about the industry to share with the schools and students.

This workshop will be held over a 3.5-day period. Each participant will take part in a multi-day tour of various types of trucking facilities and companies, as well as expert-led discussion and top-line information the trucking/logistics industry.

-How freight gets from manufacture to consumers’ homes
-Safety systems, practices and technologies
-Component systems such as tires, brakes, refrigeration units, etc.
-How trucking is an integral part of the overall American logistics and economic system
-Critical tips for “Sharing the Road Safely” with commercial vehicles
-Previous tours have included: UPS, Florida Rock & Tank Lines, JAXPORT, and more!

Read about our program in Florida Truck News.

The program is directed by FTA Vice President Alix Miller, Ph.D. 


“I am beyond excited to share with my students the fact that trucking is the best kept secret in business! The Florida Trucking Tour made me aware as an educator that our state is in need of workers both right out of high school and those with degrees.” -Kristi Miller, J.R. Arnold High School

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