Taking Your DOT Physical Exam? Here’s What You Can Expect
In addition to completing driver training and earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you will also be required to pass a Department of Training (DOT) physical exam before becoming a professional truck driver.
The DOT performs this exam to make sure you meet the basic physical and mental health standards it takes to handle this job. Any recent or ongoing medical conditions or surgeries will be reviewed along with several other tests, as listed below. When you pass, you will be issued an official medical card. Like your CDL, it will need to be renewed from time to time.
America Truck Driving School has put together some of the standardized tests you can expect as part of your DOT physical exam: (more…)Read more
Feeling Sleepy on the Road? Here’s How to Catch More Z’s
Ask any long-haul truck driver about driver fatigue, and you’ve probably heard them tell you about their battle with it behind the wheel. Some try to load up on caffeine, while others blast their music. Regardless of how it’s dealt with, drowsy driving is a big issue and any mistake can be extremely dangerous, if not deadly.
Feeling overly tired while driving is generally a result of not getting enough sleep and many new truck drivers struggle to catch the appropriate amount of sleep on the road. America Truck Driving School has put together a few tips to help you get more sleep and make sure you’re awake and alert on the road: (more…)Read more
Ace Your CDL Exam with These Simple Tricks!
Preparing to take your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test can be an exciting and stressful time as you are planning out a new career as a professional truck driver. Even after all the training and studying, taking a test can be a little nerve-racking.
At America Truck Driving School, we’re here to help you be successful in your career. Here are a couple key tips that will help you pass your CDL test. (more…)Read more
What to Expect After Your CDL Training
So, you’re ready to join the world of truck driving! Before hitting the highway with an official professional driving career, every truck driver must get a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The first step will be completing a CDL training course like the ones offered at America Truck Driving School.
Once your CDL training is complete and you have passed your CDL exam, you will receive your license. Congratulations! This means you will now be eligible to become a professional truck driver. However, this is just the first of several steps in your new career. Here’s what you can expect in the process: (more…)Read more
4 Ways to Winterize Your Truck
Winter can be one of the toughest times of year for any truck driver, especially those who are driving routes in areas that get a lot of rain, ice or snow. You have to be prepared for any weather situation to keep yourself and other drivers on the road safe this time of year.
As for taking care of your truck, here are four helpful tips from us at America Truck Driving School to keep your vehicle winterized and ready to face this winter season: (more…)Read more