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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    Explaining laws and regulations on Jake Breaks

    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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    Tips on Starting your Career as a Truck Driver

    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 […]

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    Our Top picks for best Podcasts while Driving

    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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    How to stay Healthy 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. 

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    Our favorite Trucking Conventions of 2018

    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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    Top places to see in the Southwest

    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.