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.

  • Quality Kansas City Truck Driving School

    Learn About How Apex Got It's Start

    Jeff Steinberg, Director of Education and President of Apex CDL Institute, explains the “backwards” way he entered the industry of truck driver education. Steinberg noticed, after years of owning a trucking company, that there were a lot of skills that his drivers lacked. He used that knowledge to give prospective truck drivers the information and […]

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    2019 Trucking Industry Breakdown

    As we roll into the new year, we want to keep our students and graduates updated on what possible changes they can expect in the new year. A truck driver that stays on top of industry trends has a better chance of keeping ahead of the curve and coming out on top. 

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    Prepare Yourself for Larger Truckloads

    For some, the idea of driving a large commercial vehicle is completely terrifying. For CDL drivers, however, a big truck is part of the job. What do you do when you also have to worry about oversize cargo? An oversize load can include farm equipment, bulldozers, cranes, prefabricated homes, and much more. What can you […]

  • Christmas Presents

    The Must-Have List for Truck Drivers

    As truckers, we know that you spend so much time in your vehicle that it can start to feel like home. Add some comfortable touches to your cab this holiday season. Whether you have friends in the trucking industry or a relative that’s still asking you for gift ideas, we can help! 

  • Truck Driving Efficiency

    Hack Your Way into Being a Productive Trucker

    When you finish your CDL training and you’re out on the road, you want to make sure you’re the best driver you can be. Try some of these “life hacks” to improve your efficiency and please your customers – and your company! 

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    Common Fallacies About a Truck Driving Career

    Truck driving can be a lucrative and fulfilling career but a negative perception exists that the truck driving industry attracts only people who are uneducated and desperate. This idea is too often perpetuated by pop culture, with greasy truck drivers being the norm whenever people of this profession. However, many of the things you may […]

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    What You Can Expect When Entering the Trucking Industry

    There are some situations in the trucking industry that may seem strange to outsiders but are commonplace for drivers. These little things may seem like a shock when you start driving commercially, but you’ll learn to adapt as your career advances. We’ll break down five culture shocks and discuss how you can tackle them so […]

  • Truck Driver Shaking Hands

    A Guide to Careers in the Transportation Industry

    Many people mistakenly think that trucking careers are only available for people who want to spend long hours on the road. What they don’t realize is that truck driving is not simply defined by one kind of job. There are plenty of career opportunities for aspiring truck drivers; let’s explore some of those options.

  • 10 More Podcast for Truck Drivers

    What to Listen to While on Behind the Wheel

    In July, we brought you a list of some of the best podcasts for long-haul drivers. Podcasts are a great way to keep your mind active and sharp when you’re on the road. Whether you’re a fan of mystery, sports, humor, or news, there’s a podcast out there for everyone! 

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    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 […]