A semi-truck, which typically requires a class A (vs class B) CDL to drive

Class A vs Class B CDL

If you are considering getting your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you have likely heard about the different classes of license available. Most often, you’ll hear comparisons between the class A vs class B CDL. There is also a class C license, although this is less common. So, which class of CDL do you need to Read More

A placard on a truck that requires a hazmat endorsement to drive

Understanding the Hazmat Endorsement

In addition to the standard commercial driver’s license (CDL), there are a variety of endorsements. These are additional certifications you can add to your license by passing written exams in addition to the general knowledge test. The hazardous materials (hazmat) endorsement is one example and allows you to transport potentially dangerous substances. Why Earn the Read More

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Trucking Terms to Know

Throughout your training and into your career, you are likely going to hear a wide variety of trucking terms. The industry has its own unique vocabulary, and this article gives definitions for some of the most common trucking-related acronyms, words, and phrases. Definitions Related to Training CDL – A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required Read More

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Local, Regional, or Over-the-Road Trucking?

After earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), there are many career decisions you will be able to make. Before deciding what type of freight you want to haul and what company you will work for, one of the big-picture choices is what length of route you are interested in. There are three main categories: local, Read More

Hazmat placards for a truck that would require a CDL endorsement to drive

Your Guide to CDL Endorsements

A class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) gives you the ability to operate most types of commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks. However, some specialized types of trucks or varieties of freight require additional certifications. CDL endorsements can be added to your license; to earn one, you’ll need to pass additional written exams. Our schools cover material Read More

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Understanding the CDL Test

Earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is the first step to starting a rewarding career in the trucking industry. In order to do this, you will need to pass a two-part exam. The first portion consists of multiple-choice questions and the second half requires actually driving a semi-truck. Both of these are broken down further Read More

Choosing a Trucking School

If you are looking for a career where you can experience the freedom of the open road and earn great pay, trucking may be for you. There is a shortage of drivers and this high demand translates into increased job stability and the ability to make more than $66,000 a year.* The first step to Read More

Signs You Should Become a Truck Driver

There are many reasons that people consider a career in trucking. The freedom of the open road, the opportunity to earn more than $66,000 a year*, and the short time it takes to train are all benefits of this industry. If you are debating whether or not to become a truck driver, this article lists Read More