The Requirements You Need to Get a CDL

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A commercial drivers’ license (CDL) can be your gateway to a rewarding, lucrative job as a commercial truck driver. However, because driving a large commercial truck can be more hazardous than driving a small passenger vehicle, earning a CDL involves more than just filling out a few papers at the DMV. Here’s what you need… Read more »

5 Great Podcasts for Truck Drivers

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Thanks to technology and the internet, the media landscape has been completely atomized: There’s a blog, podcast, vlog, Twitter feed, Instagram profile or whatever else out there for every profession and interest. For a commercial truck driver behind the wheel, podcasts are a great source of information and entertainment. Podcasts are on-demand audio content; basically,… Read more »

Distracted Driving: What NOT to Do on the Road

As if paying attention to the road wasn’t hard enough when you just had a smartphone in your pocket, newer vehicles now have an infotainment center in the console, making the risk of distracted driving even greater. Research and statistics bear out what should be common sense: Distracted driving is a major cause of car… Read more »

What Types of CDL Licenses Are There?

From hauling hazardous materials to driving a school bus, there are many different kinds of commercial driving, each with its own set of necessary skills, hence there are many different types of commercial driver licenses. A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is necessary to operate commercial motor vehicles like tractor trailers and passenger buses. There are… Read more »

Stay Safe From Lightning on Your Drive

Driving in poor conditions can mean dangerous scenarios for you, others on the road and those alongside the road. Awareness is key when it comes to staying safe in a thunderstorm. Before heading out on the road, always check weather conditions on a smartphone app, weather site or local radio and television broadcasts. Unfortunately, you cannot… Read more »

Are You Neglecting Your Mirrors?

As a result of their width and length, large trucks have several blind spots that cannot be viewed from the cab. These blind spots are a safety risk for both drivers and those around them. Safe truck driving habits include maintaining and using your truck’s mirrors effectively with the idea of getting rid of blind… Read more »

Are You an Unemployed Millennial? Try Truck Driving!

The trucking industry is in desperate need of younger drivers, and that makes Millennials who get into truck driving a hot commodity. Surveys have shown the need for a unique type of license, a commercial driver’s license (CDL), is a big reason Millennials don’t opt for a truck driving career. However, some businesses do provide… Read more »

Want to Hire Better Drivers? Look for These Five Qualities

Truck drivers take care of many key responsibilities for a company, and you can never hire drivers that are just too good at their job. Of course, hiring good drivers isn’t easy. There’s no magic formula to making the perfect hire. There are, however, a few qualities that are common to high-quality candidates. Below are… Read more »

Staying Safe on the Road This Winter

For truck drivers, winter driving safety depends on common sense, planning, and attention to detail. Keep your truck in top condition, drive defensively and be ready to handle emergencies. Prioritize safety when making decision and you’ll likely stay safe out there. Preparation is Key Prior to beginning your journey, it’s crucial to see if you… Read more »

8 of the Most Common Reasons Drivers Leave Their Jobs

When drivers quit, it’s not usually because another company lured them away with a better offer – it’s because something caused them to leave. Often, the decision to quit is triggered by several small things that add up, until one day the driver has had enough. Consider the following eight common reasons why drivers quit… Read more »