A Guide to Your First Year on the Road

December 14th, 2018 | Blog

Your exciting new career on the road awaits you, and truck driving school will teach you everything you need to know about handling a big rig and passing the CDL exam. But there’s still a bit of a learning curve with regard to on-the-job training. Many veteran truckers remember their first year as being the more »

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What Truckers Need to Know About Dealing with Severe Weather

November 23rd, 2018 | Blog

Any commercial truck driver can encounter hazardous weather. If you’re driving a local route in Arizona, for instance, you may encounter a serious dust storm. But if you’re an over the road (OTR) trucker, you need to be prepared for a wide range of severe weather hazards—from freezing rain and intense cold to dust storms more »

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Truck Stop Showers: A Guide for New Drivers

November 9th, 2018 | Blog

Personal hygiene is something that the average American takes for granted. But when you’re out on the road for days at a time, it can get a little trickier. It’s important to become familiar with truck stop shower facilities and to use them frequently. Truck drivers should always strive to present a professional image, especially more »

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Long-Haul Trucking: Should You Drive with Your Spouse?

October 26th, 2018 | Blog

Not every job allows you the opportunity to bring your spouse to the office with you every day. But trucking does, and if both spouses earn commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), then they can form an ideally compatible driving team. There are quite a few benefits to driving with your spouse, but be sure to talk more »

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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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