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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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So you are are ready to get a CDL. But wondering how long does it take to get a CDL? It typically takes 3-4 weeks to complete training and get a CDL. This timeline is possible for students attending full-time training. In addition to the training schedule, there are several factors that impact how long … 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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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 are trucking companies moving to automatic trucks? Trucking companies are moving to automatic transmissions for … 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?” A recent compensation study by the American Trucking Association found that truck drivers average $69,000/year with private fleet drivers earning upwards of $85,000/year.* How much money truck drivers make per year depends on the following factors.How … 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. David Barrett of Tulsa, Ok was laid off from his welding job, when the pandemic hit last year. He had hopes of returning to his career once his company was back in operation. When that … Continued

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