All About the New Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements

Entry-level drivers must meet certain requirements in order to earn their Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) for the first time, upgrade from a Class B to a Class A license, or earn some endorsements for the first time. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) just updated their entry-level driver training, also known as … Continue reading “All About the New Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements”

Key Trucking Safety Tips

Becoming a truck driver gives you the opportunity to earn competitive pay and see more of the country. However, operating such a large vehicle also comes with a great deal of responsibility. Safety should be your top priority at all times and it’s important to understand the key aspects of trucking safety before you even … Continue reading “Key Trucking Safety Tips”

Local, Regional, or OTR Trucking?

There are a variety of jobs available to you after earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL). If you chose to drive a semi-truck, there are three broad categories based on route length: local, regional, and over-the-road (OTR) trucking. Understanding a bit about these types of trucking can help you decide which is best for your … Continue reading “Local, Regional, or OTR Trucking?”

Types of Specialized Trucking Jobs

Truckers keep our nation’s economy moving. Semi-trucks transport over 70% of our country’s freight. In many cases, goods and materials are hauled in dry vans, which are what many people think of when they think of a semi-truck. For food and medication, refrigerated trucks (reefers) are also common. In addition to these more well-known types … Continue reading “Types of Specialized Trucking Jobs”

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?”