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Expect the Demand for Truck Drivers to Remain High – For Years

The truck driving life has many reward, such as the freedom to hit the open road and explore the country, and the peace of mind that comes with job security and attractive pay. It’s no wonder there are 3.5 million drivers in the U.S. Yet today, there’s a serious shortage of drivers and demand remains high. The […]

How To Conduct a Pre-Trip Inspection on a Truck

Conducting an inspection before a road trip should be a necessity for every professional truck driver. Unfortunately, it is often neglected. A thorough check on the truck and its load can ensure that everything’s in good working condition prior to departure. Also, Section 396.11 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations requires truck drivers to […]

Are Truck Drivers Responsible for Their Loads?

Unsecured loads pose a threat not only for the truck drivers but also for the other vehicles on the road. The objects from the cargo may fly off and cause accidents. To prevent such unwanted events from happening, one of the most important truck driver duties or responsibilities is securing their loads. According to the […]

What Disqualifies a CDL Driver

To drive a commercial motor vehicle, you should first have a valid CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). As a commercial vehicle driver, you are held to a much higher standard while you’re driving. You can’t expect a career as a professional driver if you are a menace on the road. That’s why commercial drivers need to […]

What Should Every Truck Driver Have?

Being a truck driver is not easy. Unpredictable things can happen on the road, like a tire blowout, bad weather conditions, and collisions. These are just some things you might encounter on your trip. Your health, safety, and comfort should come first in preparing for a trip. Whether you’re a new truck driver or a […]

Is Truck Driving a Good Career?

If you love the open road, traveling, flexibility, and independence, then truck driving might be the perfect job for you. It’s one of the most fulfilling jobs that are always in demand, and it can never be outsourced. Life on the road isn’t for everybody, but truck driving can be a great career if you […]

What Kind of Training Do You Need to be a Truck Driver?

Truck Driver Training We are so familiar with semi-trucks, the gentle giants of the road. The majority of the time, they cruise in the right lane, and every now and then, as a casual driver, we see truck drivers make a tight turn. Have you ever wondered what exactly truck driver training looks like? Well […]

How to Ensure Safety and Reliable Driving When You’re Out on the Road

When it comes to both national and local truck driving jobs, there are risks involved. Driving is an inherently risky endeavor, but there are measures you can take to minimize your risk and avoid accidents when you’re out on the road. While a CDL driver school can provide you with an excellent foundation of safety […]

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming a Truck Driver in Omaha, NE If you’ve ever driven anywhere at all, chances are you’ve seen a big truck on the road. Big trucks and truck drivers are the backbone of America’s economy. They transport goods that we use every day across the country and into our stores. Without truck drivers, our grocery […]

Common Mistakes New Truck Drivers Make (And How to Prevent Them)

Common Mistakes of New Truck Drivers in Omaha, NE There were 3.5 million truck drivers employed in the U.S. in 2015, and each day, new truck drivers get behind the wheel all over the country. That being said, new drivers often make some rookie mistakes that truck driving school can inform you of. With that […]