Truck stops are the long-distance driver’s best friend. Since highways and interstates first began connecting the country, truck stops have been a beacon in the distance. If you’re looking for a place to refuel, grab a bite to eat, or catch a quick nap, here’s where you can find some of the best truck stops in the country. […]
Imagine: you’ve just gotten your first driving job with a company and you’re excited to start building your career! You’re already making your five and ten-year plans, and none of them involve staying with your current company for more than a year. You wouldn’t be alone; many new drivers move on to “greener pastures” after their first year. But what if you decided to stick with your starter company past that initial year?
Our nation depends on the trucking industry. In the next few years, many long-haul drivers will be retiring or simply leaving for new careers. While automated vehicles will help fill the gaps in some areas, it won’t solve the problem entirely. We desperately need drivers in the trucking industry; will you answer the call?
We all know that texting and driving is extremely dangerous, but did you know CDL drivers can be penalized for even holding a mobile phone? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is cracking down on drivers who use mobile devices while driving. Make sure you’re in compliance with the new regulations. […]
Congrats! You have joined drivers across the country who have found their calling in the trucking industry. You passed your training and the driving test, so you’re all set, right? Not exactly. There are still a few things you need to see to before you get in the driver’s seat of a commercial vehicle. One of those things is a DOT physical to guarantee that your health is good and you’re safe to be on the road. […]
A career in truck driving can be a great move — but only if you go to the right truck driving school. Unfortunately, there are many schools out there that take advantage of their students, charge ridiculous fees, have terrible retention rates, and don’t set their students out on a path to success. Here’s how to pick the right truck driving school:
Did you know that the Southeast United States, also known as the Deep South, hosts some of the most historic cities and landmarks in the nation? The next time your route takes you down south, make sure you swing by these beautiful landmarks! […]
The trucking industry is becoming more and more technical. We’re not just talking about automated trucking. Truck drivers rely on their smartphones and mobile apps to help them plan routes, log miles and find a place to sleep. Here are some mobile apps that will make your life on the road a little easier. […]
If you love your dog, traveling with your furry friend may seem like a dream come true. There are a few things you should know before you and your pup hit the open road. […]
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! […]