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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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What Are CDL Endorsements?

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Whether you already have your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or are thinking about getting one, you may have heard of CDL endorsements. If you’re looking for more information or wondering if it’s a good move to try to get one or more, we’ve got the answers for you. So what is a CDL endorsement? It’s … Continued

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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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10 tips on how to become a successful truck driver

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A driver’s success isn’t just measured by hauling freight from one place to another. Determining driver success can be complicated, as success can have a variety of meanings for different people. Every driver is a little different and has their own unique set of goals. One driver might view success as being efficient and maximizing … 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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