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Couple Uses Truck Driving to Reach Financial Independence

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What would you do if all your living expenses were covered by your investments? Team drivers Josh and Sidney Sudmeyer are hoping to find out soon. The Farmington, MO couple is working toward financial independence and using their truck driving jobs to accelerate their savings. Many people think financial independence is just for the very … Continued

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CDL Training

Pre-Trip Inspection Study Guide

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The Class A pre-trip inspection is an essential element of getting your CDL. This handy study guide will give you a head start on training. Follow our tips to make sure you ace your CDL exam with flying colors! This Pre-Trip Inspection Study Guide includes: 1.         What is a Pre-Trip Inspection? … Continued

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ELDT Mandate: New CDL Requirements

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If you are interested in getting a CDL, you may wonder what the ELDT mandate is and how it will affect me? This blog post will answer this and explain the new federal CDL requirements. What is ELDT? The FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training rule requires all new commercial drivers to complete an entry-level driver training … 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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Grants 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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How to Get a CDL in Oklahoma

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The great state of Oklahoma is well-positioned to be a home base for commercial truck drivers since it’s relatively central from coast to coast. And the demand for commercial drivers has never been higher. Truck driver shortages continue to be a problem across the country, and Oklahoma is no exception. If you’re ready to embark … Continued

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How to Get a CDL in South Carolina

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The shortage of truck drivers is affecting every industry involving shipping across the entire country. This means quality, licensed truck drivers are in high demand. If you want to become a licensed commercial driver, whether you stay in the state of South Carolina or drive between different states, we’re here to help. The South Carolina … Continued

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How to get a CDL in Texas

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Looking to expand your career and earnings? Get your Texas CDL! You’ll have unparalleled freedom to drive a commercial vehicle across the state or even the country. Texas State CDL Requirements The first step to getting your CDL is to know Texas CDL requirements. We’ve prepared an easy-to-understand summary of the requirements here. If you … Continued

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Truck Driving Jobs

What is Drop and Hook Trucking?

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If you’re familiar with the trucking industry, then you must’ve heard the term drop and hook. Drop and hook is thought to be the holy grail for shippers because it saves you from the trouble of dealing with unloading a truck filled with heavy goods. However, is drop and hook really as good as it … Continued

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6 Essential Truck Driver Skills

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If you’re wondering what it takes to make it as a truck driver, let this be your guide to understanding and learning the truck driver skills you must master. Knowledge about the six truck driving skills outlined below will set the right tone for you to embark on this career journey and become a successful … Continued

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How to Get a CDL in Illinois

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If you’re an Illinois resident who’s looking to get a Commercial Driver’s License, read on. There are several steps you need to take in order to obtain a CDL. We’ve outlined the steps below and our CDL schools in Illinois are here to help you every step of the way. State of Illinois CDL Requirements … Continued

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How to get a CDL in Ohio

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If you want to drive a commercial vehicle in the state of Ohio, you need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The process of getting a CDL can seem daunting, but our Akron, Ohio CDL school is here to help. In this blog post, we will outline the steps you need to take to pass the … Continued

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How to get a CDL in Michigan

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There are numerous truck driving opportunities in Michigan. Whether you want to drive locally or across the country in a commercial vehicle, you first need to get a commercial driver’s license. Follow these steps outlined below to get a CDL in Michigan.  Michigan CDL Requirements First, we recommend reviewing Michigan state CDL requirements. You can … Continued

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How to get a CDL in Kansas

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Interested in getting a Kansas commercial driver’s license? We’ve outlined the steps you need to follow to get your CDL in Kansas. These include Kansas state requirements, the DOT Physical, the CDL permit test, and entry-level driver training. There are many truck driving job opportunities available once you have a Kansas CDL.  Kansas CDL Requirements It … Continued

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