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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    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

    Updated August 2022 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 […]

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    What to Expect and How to Pass the CDL Exam

    Preparing for the CDL written exam can be daunting, but if you prepare correctly, you can earn your Commercial Driver’s License with confidence. The test will cover 50 general knowledge questions from a range of topics. Questions to expect have been listed below to give you a basic guide in preparing for the CDL test. […]

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    Helping Students find Truck Driving Jobs

    Completing your CDL training is only the first step in starting your new career in trucking. Once you finish your training, you’re ready to start searching for trucking jobs! The good news is that there is a high demand for truck drivers. In fact, there are currently about 60,000+ job openings in the trucking industry. Discover […]

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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 […]