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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.

  • How Much Does the Trucking Industry Really Impact our Economy?

    Have you ever counted the number of semi-trucks you pass on your way to work or on a vacation? Probably not. The reality is, most of us do not notice the impact the trucking industry has on the society we live in. Truck drivers deliver over 10 billion tons of product each year. This adds […]

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    Is Truck Driving an Option with a Record?

    Getting back on your feet with a felony conviction can be particularly hard. Understandably, not all employers will trust you. One question you might have is whether you can get a Commercial Driver’s License. Getting a CDL can be a great way to get reliable employment. If you had a CDL before, then you may […]

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    How to get Your Family on Board with a Trucking Career

    A trucking career has many benefits, but it may also require you to be away from family and loved ones for long periods of time. Many companies require you to work as an over-the-road (OTR) driver for at least a year before hiring you for local driving positions. While driving long distance gives you the […]

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    More Than Just Over-the-Road Options

    Most people think when you earn your Class A CDL you are automatically going to be an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver. However, there is a nice variety of jobs available to those who get complete their training and earn their Class A. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities. Construction Equipment Operator The […]

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    CDS is Proud to Announce their new School Director

    CDS Tractor Trailer Training School is proud to announce Crystal Kennedy as their new School Director. Crystal has been with CDS since February 2013. She was previously the Regional Manager for our Roanoke Training Center. We are all very excited for not only Crystal, but for CDS and the future of our CDL training school. […]

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    What to Know Before Hitting the Road

    You now have your Commercial Driver’s License, and you’re ready to hit the road. That’s great! Before you start logging those miles, there are a few tips that can help you approach your first year of truck driving with a veteran eye. Good Things Take Time Getting your CDL is just the start. Most veterans […]

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