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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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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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Owner Operator vs. Standard Operator – Which Should You Be?

The truck driving industry is filled with opportunity right now. Openings are abundant, pay is competitive, and there’s plenty of room for advancement. The question is, do you need to get your own truck before you can drive? No. In fact, around 90% of truck drivers don’t own their vehicle.

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Winter Trucking Advice for New Operators

Winter is a dangerous time for drivers. Even if it’s not actively snowing, temperatures are cold and ice abounds. All it takes is one oversite or wrong maneuver to send a vehicle spinning into another. When you’re driving an 18-wheel truck and trailer, the results of a winter accident can be truly devastating. That’s why it’s

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Myths About Truck Drivers

Most people have a basic understanding of how truck driving works. It’s likely they’ve even met a few truck drivers in their day. And yet, there are probably quite a few things they think they know about trucking that simply aren’t true.  The truck driving industry has been around for some time,

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