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Trucking Industry Articles & Updates

Truck Stops: What You Need To Know About Your Home Away From Home

What all this translates to for truckers is a pleasant, colorful, warm place to stop, a place that exists largely for them—a home.

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How To Study For The CDL License Exam

You probably took a ton of tests all throughout your primary school education. Studying for the CDL exam is really not all that different. To pass the CDL licensing exam, you must...

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Careers Related To Your CDL License

You started out thinking trucking could be a great gig for you, and you went out and got your CDL license. You maybe drove a tractor trailer for a couple of years, give or take.

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What To Expect From Your CDL Class

To become a truck driver, you must have a specialized license. To get that license, you'll need to take a class and pass an exam. Here's everything you'll need to know about your CDL class so you can face it without hesitation!

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Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Manual

This CDL manual is a general overview of truck driver regulations in the United States. In the future, we will update this to show specifics for each state legislation. For specific rules from your state, please refer to your state's CDL manual.

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Cost of CDL License Classes

How much is truck driving school?

The cost of CDL training class is generally between $1,500 to about $8,000 and the reasons for the differences are straight-forward.

  • the technology available for student training
  • the experience of the instructors
  • the intensity of your classwork(double sessions, night/weekend)
  • whether you're getting CDL A, B, C or a combination of these
  • more...

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Autonomous Trucking And The Trucking Industry

Talk of self-driving automobiles brings to mind science fiction movies and cartoons from our youth. But, the reality is here and now. Autonomous trucks are being tested, and there is some great concern about the impact it will have on the trucking industry, with drivers in particular. 

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CDL Requirements and FAQs

Deciding to become a truck driver is a big decision. You’ll need to know the first steps, which are whether or not you match with the industry requirements. You probably have a ton of questions about trucking careers. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) surrounding truck driving training and jobs. Find out if you have what it takes to join the trucking industry—because it needs you!

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Veterans in Trucking—A Career After Your Service

Veterans, most of us could never imagine the experiences you’ve been through. You’ve bravely served to protect us, which allows America its status quo. For that, we cannot thank you enough. Now that you’ve moved from one of the most crucial roles in our nation, it’s time to think about the future. Veterans, have you considered a career in trucking? Learn more about the advantages for veterans in CDL training.

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Facts about Commercial Driver's License

Class A, B, and C? What does that even mean? And, what type of endorsements am I supposed to get? Don’t even get me started on asking about all the restrictions on the industry! Who knew trucking came with so many confusing options! To be able to work in the trucking industry, a driver must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if you want to be able to drive inter or intrastate. Whether the economy is booming or bottoming out, truck drivers will still be needed to transport goods throughout the country. Learn about the CDL license, endorsements, and restrictions and start your CDL career today!

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Women in Trucking

More than 28,000 women have joined the trucking industry since 2014. It’s not just a man’s world anymore, and trucking is one of the only industries without a massive wage gap. Because women are starting to look more seriously into becoming truck drivers, the industry is making changes to accommodate them, from better lighting in truck stops to the entire cabin design of the vehicle. There’s never been a better time for women to join the sisterhood (and brotherhood) of truckers. Find out more about trucking careers for women.

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Becoming a Trucker

Employment for the trucking industry is expected to grow about 5% through 2024. That may not seem like such a big deal, except there’s a growing and dire need for truckers to fill vacant seats. Trucking is one of the only careers where you don’t have to be highly educated to make a liveable income. And, where many other jobs aren’t seeing a salary increase, truckers are getting an 8-12% raise in pay! It’s the perfect time to get into trucking. Find out how to become a truck driver, and start your career today.

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