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Where Do Truck Drivers Sleep?

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If you are considering a job as a truck driver you’ve probably wondered, where do truck drivers sleep? After all quality sleep is important to driving safely. Where truck drivers sleep depends on the type of driving job. Drivers who transport cargo locally get home to sleep at the end of the day, but the … Continued

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What Are Truck Weigh Stations?

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Drivers across the US are accustomed to seeing truck weigh station signs on the highways. Even then, many are unaware of the purpose of weigh stations. Well, a weigh station is like a checkpoint, where officials inspect the weight of the passing trucks. These are done by officials of the Department of Transportation, or the … Continued

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Is Truck Driving a Good Career?

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You might be surprised to find out that truck driving is a good career and will give you more income and freedom than you imagined. If you’re considering a career in trucking, it’s important to know what the pros and cons are. This blog post will explore some of the best benefits and drawbacks for … Continued

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MTC Partners with St. Louis County to Combat Truck Driver Shortage

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MTC Truck Driver Training has partnered with the St. Louis County Workforce Development Division to combat the truck driver shortage. The County’s WFD program has partnered with MTC Truck Driver Training to cover the cost of training and career services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. Those enrolled in this program qualify based on … Continued

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Can I Get a CDL Without Going to School?

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So, you’re interested in becoming a truck driver? That’s great! Truck driving is a challenging and rewarding profession. But, before you can start your training, you may be wondering: Can I get a CDL without going to school? The answer is yes – it is technically possible to get a CDL without going to school … Continued

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What is a DOT physical?

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A DOT physical is a medical exam required for any commercial driver. This exam is designed to ensure you are fit to operate a commercial vehicle. To get your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you will need to pass this exam. This blog will explain what happens during a DOT physical, what to expect before and … Continued

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What is a CDL?

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A CDL or commercial driver’s license is required to operate a commercial motor vehicle in the United States. Different types of commercial vehicles require specific licenses. A CDL is essential to be a professional truck driver. History of the CDL Believe it or not, before 1986 you did not need a special license to operate … Continued

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How Long Does It Take to Get a CDL?

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It typically takes 3-4 weeks to complete training and get a CDL. This is timeline is possible for students attending full-time training. In addition to the training schedule, there are several factors that impact the time it takes to get a commercial driver’s license. What Factors Affect the Time It Takes to Get a CDL? … Continued

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Truck Drivers Deliver Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is by far one of America’s favorite holidays. It is a time filled with gratitude and great food.  It is also the official start of the holiday season. This time of year wouldn’t be so joyous without truck drivers. As we experienced during the pandemic, life would be remarkably different if trucks stopped.  Everything … Continued

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Veteran Finds Rewarding Career As Truck Driver

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Sometimes you need to try a few different careers before finding the one that suites you best. That was the case for Marine veteran Carlin Manendez who recently found a rewarding career as a truck driver. After five years of active duty and three years of guard service, Calvin decided he wanted a new challenge … Continued

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