A new CDL license study by the American Trucking Associations reveals a shortage of drivers in one of America's largest industries. Truck drivers with a commercial drivers license have been subject to driving more miles and hauling more freight due to the shortage the trucking industry is facing. Another reason for the shortage is due to the aging workforce. The average age of a truck driver is 49 years old, and many of them are approaching retirement. According to Driver Solutions, the industry projects to be in need of 100,000 drivers through 2018. In order to combat the shortage, several transportation companies are offering programs that provide free commercial driving license training. These CDL training programs would also provide job opportunities soon after their completion.