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Busting Myths About the ELD Mandate

October 12th, 2018 | Blog

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate intends to bring the trucking industry into the digital era by replacing paper logbooks. ELDs help drivers more easily track and record information about driving time. Although ELDs are supposed to simplify recordkeeping for truckers, there are still a few persistent myths about them. Myth: ELD data is automatically more »

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How Truckers Can Fight Fatigue

September 7th, 2018 | Blog, Yuma Truck Driving School News

It’s often thought that drunk driving is the most hazardous thing you can do behind the wheel. But actually, driving while fatigued can be just as dangerous, which is why CDL holders are subjected to rigorous hour regulations. Always remember that you can and should pull over if you find yourself getting drowsy, even if more »

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Essential Rules for Backing Up Your Big Rig

August 10th, 2018 | Blog

Professional truck drivers learn very early in their careers just how important it is to remain aware at all times on the road. But it’s equally important to remain aware of safety issues while off the road. Many accidents occur while backing up a tractor trailer, particularly big rigs with sleeper berths. Since you’ll need more »

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Troubleshooting a Semi That Won’t Start

July 27th, 2018 | Blog

When you’re about to head out with a load and your semi truck won’t start, the last thing you want to deal with is a major delay. Fortunately, there is a good chance you’ll find what is wrong and get on the road fast with a little bit of troubleshooting. Get your truck back to more »

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Possible Reasons for CDL Disqualifications

July 13th, 2018 | Blog

Earning your CDL is the first step toward an exciting career as a truck driver. Operating a truck is an enormous responsibility, and drivers are held to a high standard. As such, there are a number of reasons that your CDL could be disqualified, either temporarily or permanently. Avoid these scenarios to protect your career more »

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What to Expect from the CDL Written Exam

June 22nd, 2018 | Blog

When you attend truck driving school, the final step in starting your career is earning your CDL. The CDL has a skills/road test component as well as a written, knowledge component. To earn a license, applicants must score at least 80% on the written part of the test. The test can be retaken as soon more »

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How Truckers Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

June 8th, 2018 | Blog

Truck drivers have a unique position in the fight against human trafficking. Drivers are on the front lines in areas in which traffickers operate, putting them in the position to see red flags that other people don’t. The training that truckers have in being aware of their surroundings can extend to being aware of behavior more »

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Which American Cities Have the Worst Traffic?

May 25th, 2018 | Blog

Benjamin Franklin may have been right about the inevitability of death and taxes, but clearly, he never encountered rush hour in Los Angeles, or he surely would have added that conundrum. Traffic is another one of those certainties in life that everyone must deal with. Traffic jams can be particularly challenging for truck drivers, particularly more »

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