• graphic of "What Does A Pre-Hire Offer Mean?" and a truck icon in the bottom right corner

    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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    Hit Refresh for New Career Opportunities

    Dreaming of the over-the-road (OTR) driving job you once had? Miss the great pay and the freedom of the beautiful open road? Regardless of why you left the trucking industry in the first place, this highly sought out skill is worth investing in again. Consider refreshing your skills for the best job opportunities, or starting […]

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    4 Reasons to Appreciate the Rock Stars of the Road

    National Truck Driver’s Appreciation Week is here to remind us all to recognize and appreciate the real rock stars of our roads: truck drivers. Here are four reasons why you should appreciate truckers for their hard work and determination… 1. Truckers Keep Us Entertained Who really makes concerts in our cities happen? If you’ve never […]

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    What is your salary potential in the trucking industry?

    Updated August 2021 The trucking industry is continuing to grow, and the salaries are steady right along with it. Building a successful career as a truck driver requires hard work and dedication, but the rewards can be great! It is always important to understand your salary options when starting a new career. So the important […]

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    School is starting and so can you!

    No, this doesn’t mean you get to go back to Kindergarten or that you need to take those math classes again! But think about it, if your kids are already in school for 7-8 hours per day, wouldn’t it be a great time to get back to training for your new career? This is the […]

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    Making the Most of Your CDL Training

    You have decided you are ready to take the exciting step of securing your Commercial Driver License (CDL), now what? One option for securing your CDL in the state of Virginia is to pass a state-approved driver education program designed specifically for commercial motor vehicles. CDS Tractor Trailer Training is an approved CDL training school […]

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