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Retirees: Have You Considered Truck Driving?

Did you know that roughly 70% of workers plan to find a second career after they retire? Many people choose to work after they leave their first career for financial reasons. However, there is also a large number of people who choose to keep working to keep their mind sharp. Truck driving can be a great second career option! Find out the benefits of working as a commercial truck driver and get started with Apex CDL today!  […]

By |August 13th, 2018|CDL Testing, CDL Training, Truck driving|0 Comments

3 Signs of the Right Truck Driving School

A career in truck driving is a great path that more people are choosing. Selecting the right truck driving school can be essential for your success. Unfortunately, there are some schools that try to take advantage of their students. They charge high entrance fees, have horrible graduation rates, and make no guarantee of future success. There are several signs you need to keep in mind to ensure that you make the right choice when choosing your truck driving school. Here’s the test we recommend to ensure you’re selecting the right school for you!

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By |August 6th, 2018|CDL Testing, CDL Training, Truck driving|0 Comments

How You and Your Truck Can Survive the Summer Heat

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 heat.  […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Truck driving|0 Comments

Why Do Some Areas Ban Jake Brakes?

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?  […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Truck driving, Trucking Industry|0 Comments

How Does a New Driver Find Truck Loads?

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 truck loads to haul. So how do independent truckers find loads to haul? […]

By |July 9th, 2018|Truck driving, Trucking Industry|0 Comments

10 Entertaining Podcasts 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!  […]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Night Driving, Truck driving|0 Comments

More Than a CDL: Endorsements and Restrictions

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. […]

By |June 25th, 2018|CDL Testing, CDL Training|0 Comments

Three Ways to Practice Self-Care on the Road

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.  […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Truck driving|0 Comments

You Shouldn’t Miss These 2018 Trucking Conventions

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.  […]

By |June 11th, 2018|CDL Training, Truck driving, Trucking Industry|0 Comments

Sights to See: Southwest United States

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.  […]

By |June 4th, 2018|Sightseeing, Truck driving|0 Comments