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.

  • Black truck with smoke stacks in front of hill

    Explaining why Trucking has Surged, The Future

    This January, truck orders exploded to the highest they’ve been since 2006. The trucking industry is making strong moves to prepare itself for higher demand.

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    The Changes in the Industry Over the Years

    The trucking phenomenon had waned by the start of the 80s, because of the rise of cell phone technology, the CB radio was no longer popular in mainstream culture outside of trucking.

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    Weight Limits For Semis The Federal-Aid Highway Amendments of 1974 established a federal maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds. It also introduced a sliding scale of truck weight-to-length ratios based on the bridge formula. However, no federal minimum weight limit was established during this time and consequently, six states in the Mississippi Valley refused to […]

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    Seeing the Changes in Trucking over the Years

    Fresh out of WWII, America was buzzing with possibilities and there were plenty of trucking advancements made during this time that reflect that vigor.

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    An Introduction to the Boom of the Trucking Industry

    In the years beyond 1920, rural roads were the first of many improvements that lead to the spread of business. This was when mom and pop local stores began using the new trucking technologies available to spread their business outwards.

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    Our Top picks for Music on the Road

    After 40 years, there are hundreds of trucking songs out there to choose from. The following list of the most famous trucking songs (in no particular order) has been assembled for a little bit of company on your next long route.