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”

All About the Tanker Endorsement

In addition to your commercial driver’s license (CDL) test, you can take endorsement tests that demonstrate your knowledge of specific skills related to truck driving. At Phoenix Truck Driving School, you will have an opportunity to take three additional exams. These are tankers, doubles/triples, and hazardous materials. The tanker endorsement, also called a tank endorsement, … Continue reading “All About the Tanker Endorsement”