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How to Get The Most Out Of Your CDL Training

August 12th, 2022 | Blog

The first step toward a rewarding career in truck driving is earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL). The best way to receive quality training is through a professional truck driving school. To get the most out of the experience, you should adopt the right mindset that will help you excel.    Five tips to help more »

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What to Know About the Tanker Endorsement

August 5th, 2022 | Blog

To become a certified truck driver, the first step is to earn your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Then, you can take additional endorsement tests that demonstrate your knowledge and broaden your truck driving expertise. One of the available endorsements is for tanker vehicles.    More information about what a tanker endorsement is, what vehicles require more »

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All About the Doubles/Triples Endorsement

March 31st, 2022 | Blog

When you take your commercial driver’s license (CDL) written test, you will also have the opportunity to take endorsement tests. If you pass, you will earn additional certifications that allow you to drive different types of vehicles beyond a standard semi-truck, or to haul different types of freight.  One of these endorsements is the doubles/triples more »

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Understanding the Hazmat Endorsement

March 18th, 2022 | Blog

Earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is the first step toward becoming a truck driver. For certain vehicles or types of freight, you will need more than just the standard commercial license. Endorsements are additional certifications that you can earn by passing written exams. At Yuma Truck Driving School, we help our students earn three more »

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What to Know About The New ELDT Requirements

February 14th, 2022 | Blog

Beginning on February 7, 20220, new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements went into effect. These were set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates the trucking industry. The ELDT regulations apply for drivers who are upgrading from a Class B to a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL), earning a Class A more »

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Arizona CDL Requirements

February 7th, 2022 | Blog

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is necessary to start a career as a truck driver. This replaces your standard Arizona driver’s license and allows you to drive large commercial vehicles. To earn your CDL, you will need to meet certain requirements, some of which are federal while others are specific for Arizona. Here is what more »

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A Beginner’s Guide to Trucker Trip Planning

January 17th, 2022 | Blog

The ability to deliver hauls efficiently is essential for any trucker. This helps you have a great reputation with your motor carrier and the customer whose freight you are delivering. Not only that, it also helps you get more miles and, as a result, earn more pay. Over time, you’ll gain many skills that improve more »

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Why Trucking is a Great Job for Veterans

August 31st, 2021 | Blog

After military service, it can be difficult to transition into the civilian workforce. Many employers don’t recognize the unique and valuable skill set that veterans have. Trucking can be a great option to use the skills you already have and to start a career where your employer values what you bring to the table. This more »

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Healthy Eating for Truck Drivers

July 31st, 2021 | Blog

Eating well can be difficult for anyone regardless of their lifestyle. However, being an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver can present some unique challenges. Being on the road all day with limited storage can make it seem like grabbing fast food is the simplest option. Luckily, healthy eating for truck drivers may be easier than you more »

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Types of Commercial Vehicles

June 29th, 2021 | Blog

There are many different types of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that you may encounter over the course of your career. Additional endorsements or certifications may be required beyond a commercial driver’s license (CDL) alone, depending on the specific type of CMV or the freight it hauls. Knowing the different varieties of vehicles can help you more »

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