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CDL Requirements in Southeast US States

Tuesday, Apr 16 2019

Finding your way in the trucking industry starts with where you are based. Your home state will determine where you take the commercial driver’s license exam. It will also play a major role in the types of trucking jobs in the Southeast you have access to. To help you ... read more

CDL Requirements in Northeast US States

Tuesday, Apr 9 2019

If you live in the Northeast US, here are the state guidelines for taking the commercial driver’s license exam in your state. By focusing on New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, we offer a region-specific guide for specific CDL requirements for these states. Look up your particular state to ... read more

CDL Requirements in Northwest US States

Tuesday, Apr 2 2019

As you get started as a truck driver in the Northwest, the first step is to pass the commercial driver’s license or CDL exam. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) handles the rules and regulations of the trucking industry. However, it is up to the individual state department ... read more

Taking the CDL Exam at a Truck Driving School or Trucking Company

Tuesday, Mar 26 2019

If you are just beginning your journey in the trucking industry, then you need to get your commercial driver’s license or CDL. The CDL gives you the literal license to drive a big rig. To get your CDL you need to pass your state’s CDL exam. However, you ... read more

Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Learner’s Permit Endorsements

Tuesday, Mar 19 2019

In the trucking industry, you are required to get a commercial driver’s license or CDL to be a legal truck driver. You need a CDL whether you are a Class A, Class B, or Class C driver. When you get your CDL, you can also get endorsements including hazardous ... read more

How to Get Your Commercial Learner’s Permit as a Truck Driver

Tuesday, Mar 12 2019

When you first consider a career as a commercial truck driver, you hear a lot of trucking news about getting your CDL. After all, you must have your commercial driver’s license before you can be hired for your first truck driving job. But did you know that truck driving ... read more

Practice for the CDL Using These Top Apps for Student Truck Drivers

Tuesday, Feb 26 2019

As you get started with practicing for the commercial driver’s license exam in your state, you need all the help you can get. The first part of the exam is the knowledge test that requires you to know how to operate a commercial truck safely and securely. To be ... read more

Trucking School Classrooms Vs. Truck Driver Simulators

Tuesday, Feb 5 2019

In your quest to become the best truck driver on the planet, you’re considering going to truck driving school. As you’ve researched schools and training programs, you have seen schools that offer driver simulators. Then you have schools that stick strictly to in-person instructors. Which is better for ... read more

Everything You Need to Know About Yuma Truck Driving School

Tuesday, Apr 10 2018

As you search for the best trucking schools in Arizona, there is one standout contender. The Yuma Truck Driving School offers a comprehensive list of trucking school programs. Whether you are just starting out in the trucking industry or you have been out of the industry for some time and ... read more

How to Start Truck Driving as a Second Career

Thursday, Feb 22 2018

If you are worried about becoming a trucker later in your life or as a second career, know that you aren’t the only person doing this. The current retirement generation, the biggest age group ever to reach retirement at once, is living longer than ever. Thanks to better medicine ... read more