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    An Overview of the ELDT Mandate

    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 the FMCSA (Federal […]

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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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    A Great New Career for Veterans

    Many veterans return to civilian life and wonder what their next step in life will be. What will they do to earn an income and continue to support their families? To many veterans, this is a very real and worrisome thought. However, many military veterans are discovering a new career in trucking is something they […]

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    Virginia CDL Exam Example Questions

    Our job here at CDS Tractor Trailer Training is to prepare our students for the Virginia CDL exam.┬áThe exam covers a lot of information, and can definitely be intimidating. Memorizing the whole CDL manually isn’t quite going to cover it. Like any test, it’s going to take studying and determination to pass. As long as […]