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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    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

    Updated June 2022 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 […]

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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 […]

  • What to Buy Before Hitting the Road

    Congratulations! You’ve gotten your first truck driving job. You have a nice shiny new truck… but now what? Here is a list of must-haves every trucker should bring along for a smooth ride. Personal Necessities Clothing From comfortable driving clothes to off duty clothes, it’s important to bring along plenty of options. You’ll also want […]

  • Finding the Best Company for Your Lifestyle

    Trucker drivers are in high demand throughout the United States with more than 60,000 current job openings. Many more will be added in the coming years as the “Baby Boomer” era of truck drivers continue to retire. Whether you wish to work in local, region, or distance trucking, there are job openings out there that […]