CAREER TRAINING RESOURCES

Helpful Information About Truck Driving Careers

Check out this selection of articles below to learn more about career choices and how to prepare for in-demand job opportunities.

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    Apex CDL hopes that everyone had a safe and fun holiday earlier this month! Kansas City has been in the steady 90s all July without an end in sight. Surviving the summer heat is no joke. As we enter August, keep these tips in mind to keep you and your truck performing well despite the […]

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    Have you ever seen a sign in your travels that says “No Engine Brakes” or “No Jake Brakes”? For anyone who doesn’t drive a commercial vehicle, these signs can be confusing. What are Jake brakes and why are they so disliked? 

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    Once you get your CDL and have finished getting all your certifications, you’ll need to find a load. This won’t be a huge issue if you work for a company that dispatches you on a job, but it’s imperative for owner-operators to be able to quickly find truckloads to haul. So how do independent truckers […]

  • 10 More Podcast for Truck Drivers

    There are a number of ways to keep yourself entertained on the road, but songs and audiobooks grow stale after the first 1,000 miles. Why not try following some podcasts? We’ve found 10 podcasts that come highly recommended for truck drivers. Check our list and see if any catch your ear! 

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    Once you’ve passed your CDL program, you’re ready to start gaining the experience you need to build your career! Did you know that there are additional tests you can take to get endorsements on your CDL? We’ve compiled some of the ways in which you can enhance your CDL qualifications.

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    A truck driver’s life seems glamorous to outsiders, but we know it’s hard to take care of yourself on the road. Long hours and long drives take their toll on your body and mind. Follow these simple tips to practice self-care on the move. 

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    Trucking conventions are designed to bring drivers and business owners together to discuss the trucking industry and how it is evolving. Even though 2018 is almost half over, there are still some great conventions coming up this year that you shouldn’t miss. 

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    The U.S. Southwest has some of the most awe-inspiring sights you’ll see on the road. This desert region stretches across Arizona and New Mexico, over to West Texas and up to Nevada and Utah! After the humidity of a Midwest summer, the dry beauty of the Southwest may be just what the doctor ordered. 

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    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is checking the compliance of commercial vehicles and their drivers. This year’s International Roadcheck will take place from June 5 to June 7 across continental North America. Here’s what you need to know:

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    Taking care of yourself on the road includes being safe when you reach your destination. Loading docks are a busy place and there are many potential hazards. Staying safe on the job is an important component of staying happy and healthy in the trucking industry.