What Are CDL Restrictions?

If you want to drive a commercial vehicle, the first step is earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL). In addition to the standard license, there are endorsements you can add that increase the types of vehicles you can operate. There are also CDL restrictions that limit what you can drive or the conditions you can … Continue reading “What Are CDL Restrictions?”

Tips for Rookie Truck Drivers

After earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you’ll be ready to hit the road for your first truck driving job. You’ll continue to learn and grow throughout your career and the first year after graduation is an opportunity to build a strong foundation. Rookie truck drivers who start good habits when they are first on … Continue reading “Tips for Rookie Truck Drivers”

Trip Planning for Truckers

With modern technology, finding the route from one place to another has never been easier. However, for professional truck drivers, this process is a bit more complicated than the average person trying to get to their destination. There are some roads you can’t take in a semi-truck, you need to plan for parking, and, of … Continue reading “Trip Planning for Truckers”

Is an LTL Job Right for You?

After earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), there’s a wide range of different jobs that might interest you. In most cases, over-the-road (OTR) trucking is the first one that comes to mind. It’s what most people think of when they think of CDL jobs. OTR involves longer times on the road, but features the freedom, … Continue reading “Is an LTL Job Right for You?”

Trucking Acronyms to Know

Every industry has some specialized vocabulary that you will need to learn. In trucking, this includes a lot of abbreviations. These can make communication more efficient, but it can be confusing if you are new. This article includes some of the most common trucking acronyms that you will hear during training and when you hit … Continue reading “Trucking Acronyms to Know”

The Basics of Owner-Operator Trucking

There are many different careers available once you earn your commercial driver’s license (CDL). One that may become an option once you gain more experience in the industry is becoming an owner-operator. These individuals either purchase or lease a semi-truck and run their own trucking business. Owner-operator trucking requires an investment and a strong understanding … Continue reading “The Basics of Owner-Operator Trucking”

Driving a Long Combination Vehicle

After you earn your commercial driver’s license (CDL), there are many different types of jobs that you will be qualified for. You can increase your job opportunities by obtaining additional CDL endorsements, which are separate written tests you take to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to specific types of truck driving. One example is the … Continue reading “Driving a Long Combination Vehicle”