Helpful Information About Truck Driving Careers

Check out this selection of articles below to learn more about career choices and how to prepare for in-demand job opportunities.

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    What Does the Future of Trucking Have in Store?

    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 …

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    US Truck in the News

    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. Our Colorado Springs’ school director, John Wescott, was recently featured in an article from KOAA …

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    Getting Your CDL as a Civilian

    As a military veteran transitioning back to civilian life, you may be wondering what your next career path is. The skills veterans learned in the military are easily transferable to the trucking industry. If you’re adjusting back to civilian life, consider a career in the trucking industry! With the need for truck drivers at an …

  • Image of red CDL truck on highway. Text over image reads "Returning to Trucking"

    Is a Full CDL Course or Refresher Course Best for Me?

    Thinking about re-entering the trucking industry? If you previously held a CDL and are looking to return to trucking, United States Truck Driving School can help. Refresh your trucking skills or take a full CDL course and get back up to industry standards! Refresh Your Skills with a CDL Refresher Course United States Truck Driving …

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    A Day in the Life of a School Bus Driver

    It’s a given that school bus drivers are responsible for safely transporting students to and from school in the morning and afternoon. But what about the rest of the day? What exactly does a school bus driver do every day? Here is an outline of a typical bus driver’s day. Clock In Some bus drivers …

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    Class A, B or C CDL

    Updated February 2020 In order to drive certain types of large commercial vehicles in the United States, the driver must hold a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Depending on the type of vehicle that you are looking to operate and what you intend to haul, you will either need to obtain a Class A or Class …