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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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    Helping Virginian's Pay for Education

    Lawmakers have currently expressed their interest in giving the VA’s Workforce Credential Program a much needed financial kick start. As this legislative period comes to a close, the VA’s Workforce Credential Program is one of the main topics that lawmakers have left to discuss. This “FastForward” initiative is intended to help continue to boost the […]

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    How New Legislation Could Help the Trucking Industry

    In the majority of states, you can get your driver’s license as early as sixteen, but if you are interested in being a truck driver, specifically driving out of state lines, you must be at least twenty-one.  The DRIVE Safe Act is hoping to change all of that. What is the DRIVE Safe Act? The […]

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    20 Year Anniversary of CDL Training School

    Celebrating CDS Past, Present, and Future It has been 20-years since CDS Tractor Trailer Training opened their doors for the first time. This week we celebrate the past, present, and future of our CDL training school and the success we have experienced these past two decades. Jill Balleh, founder and President, opened CDS Tractor Trailer […]

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    What it's like to be a Driver Over-the-Road

    Most truckers start their careers as over-the-road (OTR) drivers, meaning they drive longer distances and are often on the road for days or weeks at a time. OTR ends up being more of a lifestyle for drivers rather than just a paycheck. Let’s take a look into the life of an OTR driver: About 300 […]

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    The Importance of this Exam for Truck Drivers

    The DOT Physical Exam is an examination that all truck drivers must take and pass to get their Commercial Driver’s License. The DOT Physical Exam determines if the driver is in satisfactory physical condition to drive without a risk. This exam is required as truck drivers are deemed “safety-sensitive” to other citizens out operating motor […]

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    Finding a new Career within the Trucking Industry

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate for veterans declined from 4.3 to 3.7 percent in 2017. As a veteran, this basically explains that there are opportunities out there after your enlistment time. A popular option among veterans is truck driving. This allows them to learn a new skill as well […]

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