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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.

  • women standing next to a semi truck

    Redefining the Transportation Industry

    Originally Posted: September 8th. 2016 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 […]

  • Union Pacific Railroad

    Tracks to Tires: A New Career Path

    As you go about your work each day, you think of the future and what you want and need for yourself and your family. It can only take one day to knock you off your tracks. In this case, quite literally. The 2020 Union Pacific layoff at Neff Yard in Kansas City, Missouri is one […]

  • Oversized Load

    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 […]

  • Man standing next to trucks

    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 […]

  • Time for Change on Road

    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.