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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Valuable Lessons You’ll Learn on the Road

May 11th, 2018 | Blog

Life as a trucker can be challenging at times, but it can also be incredibly rewarding—especially if you make an effort to learn from your experiences. At truck driving school, you’ll learn everything you need to earn your CDL, like the basics of operating a big rig and how to hook up a trailer. But more »

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Trucker Life: What Happens at Weigh Stations?

April 20th, 2018 | Blog

When you become a truck driver, you’ll get to know weigh stations intimately. If you haven’t yet started your journey into the industry, you should know what these stations mean for you and if you even need to stop at them at all. Before you enter the trucking life, read on to learn what happens more »

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Essential Apps for Truck Drivers

April 6th, 2018 | Blog

Driving a truck for a living isn’t always easy, but there are a couple of apps that can make the job easier. It’s nice to have all the help you can get when you’re on the road for days at a time, and these apps will take some of the load off. Keep reading and more »

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Your Crash Course in Trucker Lingo

March 23rd, 2018 | Blog

The trucking industry lingo isn’t always so intuitive, so you should know what it all means before you enter your first job. Knowing terms like CDL, brake check, and even the more obscure alligator will ensure that you have an easier time on the road. Keep reading for your crash course in trucker lingo. CDL more »

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Famous Fast Food: Regional Specialties You’ll Taste on the Road

March 9th, 2018 | Blog

Part of the fun of being a commercial driver is experiencing what life is like for people in other parts of the country, and new cuisine is something you can experience without even knowing anyone in the area. You’ll find different types of pizza in different areas, and you might enjoy coastal areas’ phenomenal seafood more »

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Regional Slang to Know When You Travel for a Living

February 23rd, 2018 | Blog

A career as a truck driver can take you just about anywhere, and there’s plenty of truck-related lingo you need to learn to communicate effectively on the road. However, there is also some interesting verbiage that people use in exclusive parts of the USA that might throw you off. Here’s a look at some regional more »

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