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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    The more practice you have the more you will stand out to employers

    Before starting a career as a CDL truck driver, there a few things you need to know about what you will learn during your training. For those eager to jump in, the first thing to be aware of is that the age requirement for intra-state driving is 18 and inter-state is 21 years old.

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    Why testing is important in maintaining your CDL

    When it comes to CDL drug testing, there are some things you need to know. For example, you need to know why the industry requires truck driving drug tests, according to Section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Regulation Handbook.  In addition, you also want to know the rules that you must follow to […]

  • women standing next to a semi truck

    Redefining the Transportation Industry

    Updated March 10, 2021 Typically, trucking is seen as a male profession. However, more and more women see the benefits of driving a truck. In 2015, 5.8 percent of the 3.4 million U.S. truck drivers were women, compared to 4.6 percent in 2010 and that number is only expected to rise. Confronting a shortfall of around […]

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    What to consider when deciding

    If you’ve ever considered a truck driving school as an option, there are some things you’ll want to know before choosing where to go to get your training. If you’re offered a contract with a company in exchange for free schooling, beware. There are a lot of truck driving schools out there that legitimately care […]

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    Why Apex is the right choice for you

    Going into 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 outrageous fees, have terrible retention rates, and don’t set their students out on a path for success. […]

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    Getting a CDL makes you a versatile driver

    For some people, the life of a trucker sounds romantic: always roaming from place to place, spending the days and weeks driving across the country, seeing different scenery every day, and living out of your truck. If you want to become a truck driver, you must first get your commercial driver’s license. Even if you […]