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Become a CDL Truck Driving Instructor

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Becoming a CDL Truck Driving Instructor can be a very rewarding career path for current truck drivers. It enables you to use your driving experience to train the next generation of truck drivers. We are fortunate at Driver Resource Center to have some of the best and most experienced CDL Instructors.  When a student graduates … Continued

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Local Small Business Owner Looks to Trucking for Pandemic-Proof Career

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Like many small business owners in Missouri, Cassandra Wickerham felt the financial strain of the pandemic. Unable to open her doors for several months, she made the difficult decision to close her business permanently. Cassandra found herself searching for a pandemic-proof career. That’s when she learned about trucking. Utilizing the Missouri SkillUp program, Cassandra received … Continued

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Missouri Residents Get to Work with Free CDL Training

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Missouri residents are getting to work with free CDL training through SkillUp. This free program helps Food Stamp (SNAP) recipients gain necessary skills to start a new career. Missouri residents with active SNAP applications are eligible for free CDL training through Mineral Area College and MTC Truck Driver Training in Park Hills, Mo. The annual … Continued

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Manual or Automatic Truck? Which is better for CDL Training?

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Wondering which is better for CDL Training and your career, a manual or automatic transmission truck? Our network of 13 CDL schools train on both types of trucks. However, most students learn how to drive an automatic transmission semi-truck. Why Automatic? The goal of our network schools is to prepare students to pass their CDL … Continued

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Commercial Driver’s License Training

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Getting your Commercial Driver’s License or CDL is a big decision. It is also a great investment in your future. CDL truck driver is currently one of the most in-demand jobs. The great news is getting your commercial driver’s license is faster and more affordable than you might think. Let’s explore some of our most … Continued

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How Much Do Truck Drivers Make?

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If you’re thinking about getting your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), you’ve probably wondered “How much do truck drivers make?” The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median wage for a truck driver in 2020 was $48,710, with the top 10% of drivers making nearly $70,000/year. How much money truck drivers make per year depends … Continued

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Student Uses CDL Training Grant to Get Back to Work

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This month’s student spotlight features recent CDL graduate, David Barrett, who was awarded a grant to pay for CDL Training. When the pandemic hit last year David Barrett of Tulsa, Ok was laid off from his welding job. He had hopes of returning to his career once his company was back in operation. When that … Continued

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Military Veterans Use Their Benefits to Get a CDL

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Military veterans have an excellent opportunity to use their GI Bill® benefits to get a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at one of our VA approved schools. As a military veteran looking to get a CDL and start a career as a truck driver, you want a school that meets the highest standards. Training standards are … Continued

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Grants Available for CDL Training

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In America there has been a shortage of skilled truck drivers for many years, however the recent pandemic has increased this need. Currently there are not enough truck drivers to fill open positions. The high demand for CDL drivers has resulted in not only an increase in driver pay, but also an increase in grants … Continued

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CDL Instructor Spotlight: Chris Blair

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Chris Blair is a natural born teacher who is drawn to helping others.  Before joining ACE Driving Academy in Greer, SC as a CDL Instructor, Chris was an instructor with the U.S. Air Force. Chris spent 9 years in the Air Force as a C130 Load Master. It was his responsibility to get trucks and … Continued

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