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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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    Your Next Step in Your Trucking Career

    If you have recently completed your CDL training, congratulations! You’re fresh out of training and ready to start life as a truck driver, so what happens next? Here’s a rundown on what you can expect after completing your CDL training. Choosing a Carrier When you sign on to a carrier, you should know what they […]

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    Understanding the Difference Between Licenses

    If you’re thinking about getting a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), it’s important to know the difference between a Class A Commercial Driver’s License and a Class B CDL. Essentially, the weight of the vehicle(s) determines whether you can or cannot drive with your new license. Below you’ll find information that explains the difference in general […]

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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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