Launching a Second Career as a Truck Driver

September 21st, 2018 | Blog, Yuma Truck Driving School News

These days, few people work for just one company for 40 years before retiring. If you’re starting to think about transforming your life and launching your second career, consider whether hitting the open road as a professional truck driver might be right for you. There’s considerable appeal in taking up the trucking trade later in […]

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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 […]

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Fitness Tips for Life on the Road

December 20th, 2015 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

As a truck driver, much of your daily work is done behind the wheel of your truck. However, long hours spent sitting can also be associated with certain health concerns, including back pain, heart disease, and even sleep disorders. The best way to avoid the risks of sitting too much is to maintain your fitness […]

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An Intro to CB Radio for Truckers

December 11th, 2015 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

CB radio, also called Citizens Band radio, originated as an FCC-regulated personal radio service in 1945. Today, CB radios remain in use by truckers across the country for short-range communications and updates. Learning to use the CB radio effectively and communicate with fellow truckers can help you stay up to date on road conditions and […]

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What Does it Take to Become an Owner Operator?

November 30th, 2015 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

Many professional truck drivers strive to become owner operators. It is important to remember, however, that this job is not for everyone; you must be committed, responsible, and willing to communicate. Continue on to find out if you have what it takes to become an owner operator. Persistence and Dedication While owner operators might enjoy […]

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The Best Truck Stops in the Country

November 17th, 2015 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

Driving a truck professionally might not sound so exciting to some people, but the outlook changes when you consider the sights and scenery you will come across. There are many interesting truck stops that professional truckers stop at during their travels. Keep reading for a look at some of the best truck stops in the […]

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The Predominance of Trucking Jobs in the USA

April 30th, 2015 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

The trucking industry has remained one of the most successful industries in the U.S. for decades. Thanks to positive changes in the economy, the need for qualified CDL drivers has continued to rise. Today, truck driving is one of the nation’s most common jobs—keep reading to learn more about what makes this career choice such […]

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A Look at the Dangers of Distracted Driving

April 25th, 2015 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

Throughout your trucking career, one of your most important goals while on the job should be traversing the road safely. Distracted driving is one of the top causes of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., leading to hundreds of thousands of injuries each year. Learning the dangers of distracted driving and how you can avoid […]

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A Glimpse Back at the History of Truck Driving

April 20th, 2015 | Yuma Truck Driving School News

Truck driving as a service and a career has existed since shortly after the use of vehicles became widespread around the end of World War I. Since this time, trucking has grown to become one of the predominant industries in the United States. Today, truck driving is responsible for the delivery of more than half […]

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