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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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Top questions to ask trucking companies during an interview

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Truck driver job interviews can sometimes feel a little one-sided, with the interviewer (most-likely a driver recruiter) asking you, the driver, all the questions and you simply answering them. However, it’s important to remember interviews can also be a great time for you to ask questions and learn about the company you’re interviewing with. Use … 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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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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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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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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Transition Into a Career in Trucking

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Are you looking to transition to a new career, but not sure what to do? Consider joining the $791.7 billion transportation industry. A leading employer of Americans, Transportation employs one in thirteen people. Our network of schools are currently enrolling for upcoming classes. You can get your CDL in as little as four weeks, split into … Continued

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