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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How To Lease Or Purchase A Commercial Truck With Bad Credit

If you have bad credit and want to own or lease your own truck you’ll be glad to know that it’s entirely possible even it you’ve filed for bankruptcy. You’ll probably have to pay a higher interest rate than someone with good credit. Also, you may have to pay a larger down payment. The terms of […]
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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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Truck Stops Are Welcoming Places For Truck Drivers And Others

Truckers look forward to locating truck stops to purchase fuel and to get necessary repairs made. Drivers especially look forward to finding available parking spaces at the end of their shift. They know that they can look forward to getting rest or a good nights sleep. A commercial driver’s quality of life on the road […]
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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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Pilot Flying J Lawsuit Agreement

Trucking companies were shocked and angry to learn that Pilot Flying J truck stop/travel centers had allegedly deliberately cheated them out of promised rebates. Pilot Flying J is the largest diesel retailer in the nation. It is owned by Cleveland Brown’s owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Consequently, several lawsuits beginning in April […]
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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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Flatbed Truck Driving Jobs

Flatbed trucking is in great demand.  Flatbed truck driving involves pulling specialized trailers called flatbeds. Flatbed trucks can transport freight that other vehicles cannot.  A flatbed truck also referred to as a flatbed trailer has an open body in the form of a platform. The platform is open and does not have a roof or […]
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