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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.

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    7 Non-Trucking Jobs You Can Get With a CDL

    Just because you hold a CDL doesn’t mean you have to be a trucker. You may be surprised to learn that a Commercial Driver’s License is pretty versatile. There are plenty of other careers you can pursue that aren’t within the traditional trucking realm. Here are just a few of the many non-trucking jobs out […]

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    A Great New Career for Veterans

    Many veterans return to civilian life and wonder what their next step in life will be. What will they do to earn an income and continue to support their families? To many veterans, this is a very real and worrisome thought. However, many military veterans are discovering a new career in trucking is something they […]

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    Virginia CDL Exam Example Questions

    Our job here at CDS Tractor Trailer Training is to prepare our students for the Virginia CDL exam.┬áThe exam covers a lot of information, and can definitely be intimidating. Memorizing the whole CDL manually isn’t quite going to cover it. Like any test, it’s going to take studying and determination to pass. As long as […]

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    Vlogs to Help You Keep Up with the Industry

    Truck drivers have reinvented the image of their industry with the use of vlogs and social media.┬áTruckers now share their life on the road and trucking knowledge online using vlogs and social media. Here are 6 trucking vlogs you should follow. Trucking Vlogs You Should Be Following Nic and Carla Meet the women drivers in […]

  • Image of football stadium with overlay of a graphic of semi. Text over image reads: "The Unsung Heroes of College Football"

    From Fan to Truck Driver

    As fall approaches and the summer heat dies off, a different heatwave hits states across the country: college football season. College football teams–and all of their equipment–have to get to the different stadiums in the different cities they play in, and they have to get there on time. The logistics involved with such operations are […]

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    How Does a Pre-Hire Letter Work for a Trucker?

    Many students assume that if they got a “pre-hire offer” it means that they are guaranteed a job with that truck carrier. In some senses, students are misunderstanding what that intent-to-hire even means. So what does that pre-hire offer really mean? The Carrier WANTS to Hire You: If you get a pre-hire offer, you have […]

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