A close up of a trucker holding a radio in one hand and the steering wheel in the other as they speak to their driver dispatcher

Tips for Working With Your Driver Dispatcher

The relationship with your dispatcher is one of the most important working relationships in the trucking industry. It can be challenging to navigate at first, but extremely rewarding if you build a strong connection with them. The first step to working with your driver dispatcher is understanding their role. Then, you can openly communicate and Read More

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What to Know About Local Trucking

After earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), there are a variety of different career options available to you. Although over-the-road (OTR) trucking is the most common job for new graduates, this isn’t the only choice you have once you’ve gained some experience. Local trucking is one option that keeps you close to home. Here’s what Read More

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Hours of Services Basics for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry and sets a variety of requirements that truckers and motor carriers must follow. These include limits on hours of service, also known as HOS. It’s essential for drivers to know these requirements and to stay in compliance with them. What is the Purpose of Read More

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Trucking Statistics to Know

Are you looking for a new career? You should consider earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and entering the trucking industry. Demand for truckers is high and you can earn more than $69,480 per year.* If you’d like to learn more about trucking, this article includes some interesting statistics about the industry. The Importance of Read More

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Health Tips for Truck Drivers

Staying healthy can be a challenge. However, making the effort to develop healthier habits can have a significant positive impact on your life. Truck drivers face unique concerns, but with some effort, it’s definitely possible for truckers to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some health tips for life on the road as a trucker: Read More

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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