Is Truck Driving Right for You? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Truck Driver
Are you thinking about a career in truck driving? If so, we at America Truck Driving School are here to help! There’s something exciting about the thought of being out on the open road, seeing the country and having that sense of freedom. To see if truck driving is truly a career you’re interested in, we’ve compiled a list of questions to ask yourself to help you decide if it’s right for you. (more…)Read more
5 Benefits of Becoming a Truck Driver
Becoming a truck driver can be a great career move, especially since there are so many positive aspects associated with the job. If you’re considering a career in truck driving, America Truck Driving School can help you get the most out of your training experience.Read more
Driving Safety Tips for New Truck Drivers
Congratulations on your new career as a truck driver! As you prepare to hit the open road, it’s important to always remember that safety comes first. Nothing is more important than keeping yourself and all the drivers around you safe. (more…)Read more
Economy Grows in Second Quarter as Consumer Spending Rises
Gains in consumer spending and business investment helped the U.S. economy rebound more than forecast in the second quarter following a slump in the prior three months that was smaller than previously estimated.
Gross domestic product rose at a 4% annualized rate, the most since the third quarter of 2013, after shrinking 2.1% from January through March, Commerce Department figures showed.
The median forecast of 80 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 3% advance. Consumer spending, the biggest part of the economy, rose 2.5%, reflecting the biggest gain in purchases of durable goods such as autos in almost five years. (more…)Read more
Teamsters come out against hours changes, ATA still supportive
The Teamsters Union has voiced its opposition to recent Congressional action to roll back the 2013 changes to federal hours-of-service restart provisions, but American Trucking Associations head Bill Graves is holding strong on the group’s support for suspending the changes.
A bill making its way through the Senate now includes an amendment to undo some provisions of the hours of service rule changes implemented in July 2013 for at least a year and require a study by the DOT.Bill in Senate would suspend hours rule’s restart provisions and require further study (more…)Read more