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FMCSA Sets Out to Streamline CDL Training

Compared to many other career paths out there, becoming a truck driver is quick and affordable. When it comes to training and certification, the main goals are to teach safety and protocol. Handled incorrectly, semi-trucks can be very dangerous.  It’s critical that potential drivers learn the right way of operating a truck. Still, many

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Does “No Touch Freight” Matter for Truck Drivers?

As a truck driver, your job is to get your freight from point A to point B as quickly (and safely) as possible. But some companies like to try and add responsibilities to that. For example, loading and unloading your freight from your truck.  If that isn’t something you want to be responsible for,

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Dealing with Summer Construction as a Trucker

While we haven’t conducted an official survey, we’re pretty certain there isn’t a single driver out there who enjoys construction season. Your usual routes are suddenly closed. Traffic gets backed up. Everyone is on edge.  Though necessary, it’s a frustrating process. Especially for truck drivers.  As a truck driver, staying on

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Biggest Dangers of Truck Driving (and How to Avoid Them)

All jobs come with certain risks, and truck driving is no different. In fact, truck driving is considered one of the more dangerous jobs in the US. When you’re operating a rig that weights tens of thousands of pounds, you can also pose as a risk not just to yourself, but to those around you.  That’s

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It’s a Great Time for Women to Become Truck Drivers

There’s no denying that the trucking industry has heavily been skewed towards men for a long time. Even as more women began entering the workforce, many didn’t venture too far from home. But times are changing.  While only about 6% of truck drivers are women, that percentage is steadily rising. With the shortage of drivers the

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Lowering the Legal Age for Truck Drivers

It’s no secret the trucking industry has struggled to recruit younger drivers in recent years. The majority of drivers are 45, with the average age being 55. Over the next 5-10 years, a large portion of the current truck driver pool will retire, creating a higher shortage of drivers than there already is.  There’s little doubt that a wave

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Will Automated Drivers Replace Real Ones?

The need for truck drivers is at an all-time high, yet the number of available operators has struggled to keep up for some time. Currently, there’s a shortage of 60,000 drivers, and that number could double in a few years as ecommerce continues to grow at a rapid rate.  Some tech insiders and financiers, however, have questioned

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Passing Your CDL Written Exam the First Time

The CDL exam is something every truck driver will have to pass before they can hit the road. Believe it or not, there are people out there who actually enjoy taking tests. But even if you’re one of those people, when it comes to passing the CDL exam, it’s in your best

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What the Trucking Industry Looks Like in 2019

As we head into the second month of 2019, we’ve started to get a good look at what the trucking industry is shaping up to be this year. It’s no surprise that it’s mostly a steady evolution of what we’ve seen happening already over the past few years.  Still, there are changes and challenges

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