A semi-truck that would require the doubles/triples endorsement

What to Know About the Double/Triples Endorsement

Endorsements are additional qualifications that can be added to your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and that allow you to operate different types of vehicles. To earn endorsements, you must pass additional written tests. At our truck driving schools, we help students earn three endorsements: hazardous materials (hazmat), tanker, and doubles/triples. The doubles/triples endorsement allows you Read More

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All About the New ELDT Requirements

On February 7, 2022, the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) went into effect. Any drivers who are earning their Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the first time, upgrading from a Class B to a Class A, or earning certain endorsements need to complete training Read More

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What to Know About Owner-Operator Trucking

After earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), there are a variety of different career paths you can pursue. One long-term goal you may have is to become an owner-operator. This is an individual who owns a semi-truck and either contracts with a motor carrier or operates on their own authority to haul freight. Becoming an Read More

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Tips for Trucking with Pets

Trucking is one of the few jobs where you can bring your pet with you on a daily basis. Having a pet on your truck has many benefits. It improves your mood, gives you company, and may encourage you to get out and exercise more depending on the type of pet. If you are interested Read More

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What Does the CDL Skills Test Include?

Earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is necessary to become a truck driver. To get this license, you will need to pass an exam that includes a written portion as well as a practical skills test. The CDL skills test includes three different portions that cover different things you’ll need to know as a driver. Read More

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All About the CDL Tanker Endorsement

Earning your class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) allows you to drive most commercial vehicles, but you will need endorsements for more specialized types of trucks. Our programs include three endorsements: hazardous materials (hazmat), doubles/triples, and tanker. The CDL tanker endorsement is necessary to transport liquids or gases and can increase the job opportunities that Read More

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Benefits of a Trucking Career

If you are looking to start a new career, you should consider trucking. Whether you are transitioning out of military service, looking for a stable industry, or just wanting to try something new, there are many benefits to becoming a truck driver and we can help you get started. Some reasons to consider a trucking Read More

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Preparing for the CDL General Knowledge Test

If you want to become a truck driver, you will first need to earn your commercial driver’s license (CDL). This involves taking two exams: a written test and a skills test. The written test includes sections that you need to pass to earn endorsements, a section to remove the air brakes restriction, and the CDL Read More

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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