Ask most any truck driver about the largest source of stress of the job, and invariably the answer will be “time away from home.” And indeed it is an eternal source of consternation for many a truck driver and is chief among reasons why this isn’t a profession fit for just anyone.
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Being a truck driver isn’t exactly easy. And it’s even harder when the rumor mill is running and people actually believe the myths about this profession. The truth is, truckers work hard every day! So we are here to address and correct the 14 most common misconceptions people have about the men and women that keep America moving!
When it comes to long-haul driving, knowing what will work best for you as a driver is essential. Both night-time and day-time driving can have pros and cons, but night driving can come with some extra challenges. Here are some tips to make driving at night a little bit easier.
We were all reminded of how vital trucking has been during the past few years. However, that doesn’t stop trucking from making changes and improvements. Truck driving will make several changes over the next few years. We break down what some of those changes might be.
Regional truck driving fits perfectly between over-the-road (OTR) and local truck driving jobs. In recent years trucking has started to shift towards more regional and local jobs. However, many people don’t know what regional truck driving is or what the day is like.
Trucking is an industry that has a direct effect on emissions. As more trucks go green, the environment benefits. With April including Earth Day, we wanted to share what the trucking industry is doing to become a greener and more sustainable industry.
Before starting your venture as a professional driver, you must first go through one of United States Truck Driving School’s CDL Training Programs, which combines in-class instruction and behind-the-wheel training. These courses would not be possible without our CDL instructors, who utilize their knowledge and experience of the industry to prepare our students for their new careers. A career as a CDL instructor is rewarding, enriching, and offers advantages that you cannot find while on the road. Many carriers and driving schools are looking to hire driving instructors, us included! Continue reading to see if this career is right for you!
Like many industries, normalcy in the everyday business of trucking was shaken up by the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry saw shifts in employment, operations, procedures, and more. Though the constraints of the situation led to many uncertainties, truck drivers have remained resilient. The ability to adapt to constant change allowed truck drivers to make the essential deliveries that helped keep the economy running.
Colorado’s local economy is booming, leaving the local unemployment rate at 2.8%. With the economy doing so well, many employers are struggling to recruit and retain drivers. The demand for drivers is high, making commercial driving a promising career option.