CAREER TRAINING RESOURCES

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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    Taheera Johnson Shares Her CDS CDL Training Experience

    Taheera Johnson began her Class A CDL training at CDS’ Fredericksburg Training Center in December 2019. Throughout her training, she experienced several hardships but continued to prevail.¬†After completing her training in 2020, she wrote down her story to share with future truck driver trainees. Keep reading to learn more about her thoughts on CDL training […]

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    Licensing Stops with DMV Closures

    The months of March and April 2020, the reality of COVID-19 gripped the United States along with the world. For the first time in history, all 50 States declared emergencies, and more than half the nation is living under some sort of stay-at-home order. While the world slowed down and almost seemed to come to […]

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    An Overview of the ELDT Mandate

    Updated December 2021 The ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training) mandate has been all over the news in the trucking industry lately. What is it? When will it take effect? And what does it mean for you? What is the ELDT? The ELDT Mandate is a set of new minimum requirements for entry-level driver training set by […]

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    Delivering Your Gifts in Time for the Holidays

    While most of the rest of the working world gets time off to spend the holidays with their family and friends, many truckers will be working extra-long hours. Right around Christmas time, Americans are frantically ordering and buying all of their gifts with the intention of them arriving in time for Christmas. Someone has to […]

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    You Can Thank a Trucker for Your Turkey

    While you’re enjoying your meal with friends and family this Thanksgiving, remember to be thankful for truck drivers. Thanksgiving kicks off a hectic holiday season for truckers. These truck drivers spend long hours away from family during holiday festivities to make your holidays happen. Thanksgiving Each year, Americans consume approximately 46 million turkeys on thanksgiving. […]

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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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