Truck Driver Training At Technical Schools

There are many truck driver training opportunities available to potential truck drivers. One major factor in choosing a training program is the cost of the training and your budget. Options include colleges, technical schools, private schools, private instructors, on the job training and others. The cost will vary depending upon which option you choose. Some […]
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Ten Non-Trucking Jobs For Licensed CDL Drivers

There are many opportunities for CDL drivers that want non-trucking jobs. These could be newly licensed graduates, retired drivers or others that want to seek other opportunities in the trucking industry. Fortunately, there are many available opportunities in the trucking industry which gives drivers many options. A CDL is a very versatile document so use […]
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Former Homeless Man Earns Fifty Thousand Yearly As A Truck Driver

James, an Atlanta, GA. resident found himself living on the streets of Atlanta. James had been working as a Sociologist in the Atlanta area. He was downsized and found himself out of work after working for the same company for ten years. He had a 401K plan, a savings account and unemployment benefits. However, after […]
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Independent Owner Operator Team Drivers – Grandma and Grandpa Hit The Road As Longhaul Truckers

Meet Warren and April, a newly retired California couple who decided to enter the trucking business. Both recently retired from their jobs and decided to go into trucking after determining that it would be a good way for them to see the country while earning money. Warren was somewhat familiar with the trucking industry having […]
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Team Truck Driving – Trucking With My Honey

Truck Driving is one of the best jobs in the world for traveling around the country while earning money. Couples working as a team enjoy the benefits of earning money and seeing the county while having their sweetheart with them. Trucking appeals not only to young drivers, but to older drivers as well. Many couples […]
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How To Become A Commercial Truck Driver

You’ve done your research and have decided that the life of a commercial truck driver is just the career you want. So where do you start? The first step should be to evaluate your health. Certain conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure could limit your possibility of becoming a commercial truck driver. The […]
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Is Longhaul Trucking Right For You?

There are many things that determine success or failure in any given career. Trucking is no exception. Suitability for the career is one consideration. Job satisfaction is another. Proficiency in the career is another. The life of a longhaul trucker is unlike any other which is the reason it is referred to as the trucking […]
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Newbie Truck Driver Tips & Skills Needed For Success

You’ve earned your Commercial Driver’s License and are ready to begin your first job as a professional truck driver. Well not so fast as you will need other skills and attributes in order to be a successful driver. While obtaining a CDL is the primary requirement to be hired as a professional truck driver, you […]
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Are You Considering Becoming A Commercial Truck Driver?

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a commercial truck driver. You enjoy driving and believe you would like to drive one of those big rigs and life on the road. You look forward to the possibility of being able to travel throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Before you spend money and take the time […]
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Falsifying Logbooks Can Cost Truck Drivers Fines, Penalties and Jail Time

Commercial Truck Drivers are aware of the legal requirement to fill out logbooks accurately. All commercial truck drivers should have been taught in the truck driving training program they completed about the importance of keeping accurate logbooks. Some trucking companies may encourage their drivers to lie about their daily routine and even to keep two […]
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Newbie Truck Driver – Advantages Of Becoming A Truck Driver, Requirements & Expectations

One of the best things about choosing a career as a truck driver is that trucking jobs are always available. Another thing are the numerous choices as to the type of truck you can drive, the type of freight you can haul and the types of routes you can drive. Nevertheless, trucking is not for […]
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Women Truck Drivers – How Women Were Influenced By Ice Road Truckers

The television program “Ice Road Truckers” has had quite an impact on women, particularly young women. Ice Road Truckers is a reality program which depicts truckers driving on winter roads also known as ice roads in Alaska and the Northwest Territories of Canada. These roads are actually seas or rivers which have frozen over and […]
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How To Fix Problems With Trucker GPS

GPS devices are increasingly being blamed for accidents caused by heavy trucks. A reported 15,000 bridge strikes were reported in 2010. These resulted in a total of 214 deaths and 3,000 injuries. More and more truck drivers arrive at unintended destinations and are flabbergasted as to how they got there. These blunders have oftentimes resulted […]
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Driving Semi Trucks In Inclement Weather Conditions

Freight has to be delivered on a year round basis. This means that truck drivers must drive in all types of weather conditions including sunshine and inclement weather. That includes driving through rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, ice, thunderstorms, tornados high winds etc. While their are common causes of  truck accidents, many are caused by […]
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How GPS Devices Contribute To Heavy Truck Accidents

There are many common causes of heavy truck accidents such as driver error, blown truck tires and mechanical problems. Nevertheless, accidents involving heavy trucks are oftentimes blamed on instructions given to them by their GPS device. GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System is made up of a group of satellites. These satellites are designed […]
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Semi Truck Low Bridge Accidents

Heavy Trucks of all sizes are involved in accidents of all types including low bridge accidents. Oftentimes these result in catastrophic outcomes. There are many reasons for heavy truck accidents. Driver error, incorrect directions and speeding are some of the other common causes of accidents. Commercial truck drivers are trained professionals. Truck driving schools teach […]
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Common Causes Of Heavy Truck Accidents

Heavy Trucks including semi trucks and trailers are large and heavy. They can weight as much as 80,000 lbs or more when fully loaded. These vehicles are capable of causing serious injuries or deaths to the truck drivers and other motorists when they are involved in accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and […]
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Tire Blowout Semi Truck Accidents – How Trucking Lawyers Can Help

Truck tire blowouts are very serious and are often the cause of disastrous accidents. While any accident can be dangerous, those involving semi trucks can be especially catastrophic. Semi truck accidents can total the truck and take out one or more automobiles simultaneously. negatively affecting all occupants of these vehicles. These accidents often cause serious […]
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How Trucking Companies Recruit The Best Truck Drivers

The trucking industry like all other major industries has to attract qualified workers. Truck driver recruiters play a vital role in the recruitment of truck drivers. Truck drivers are always in demand and trucking companies want to attract sufficient numbers of qualified truck drivers to keep their trucks rolling. There are various methods that trucking […]
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Truck Driver Salaries And Benefits

Truck driving is a hard job and as a result truck drivers are under a great deal of stress dealing with the demands of the job. They have a huge responsibility on the roads each day. Of course they must know how to operate their trucks, trailers and other equipment in a safe manner. However, […]
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