The Do’s and Don’ts of Keeping Your CDL Valid
In many ways, your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is the backbone of your truck driving career. While there are several facets to the trucking profession and many aspects of the job that go beyond driving, without your CDL, you won’t be able to get your foot in the door of the trucking industry. And if you let your CDL expire, you lose the foothold you worked hard to secure. That’s why we at America Truck Driving School have put together the do’s and don’ts to make sure your CDL stays valid. (more…)Read more
Truck Driver Job Hunt: Frequently Asked Interview Questions
The classes, the training, the hours behind the wheel. All the hard work you put in leads to this one crucial moment: the job interview. After all, the job, the steady income, the ability to provide for your family: this is what you’ve worked for, and the job interview is the last remaining hurdle before you can officially step into your new career. It’s vital to prepare in advance and know ahead of time how you will answer the most common interview questions, which is why we’ve outlined a few of the most common interview questions for truck drivers. Take a look! (more…)Read more
Staying Energized on the Road: Drinks to Fuel You
For truck drivers, long drives sort of come with the job description. And as we all know, sleeping and driving are a terrible combination, not just for you but for others on the road as well. When safety comes first — as it always must for a truck driver — it becomes important to think of ways to stay energized and awake as you put in long hours behind the wheel. Read on to find out our best recommendations. (more…)Read more
Keep Your Rig in Check This Summer
Summer is well underway and so far, it’s been a scorcher. With temperatures hitting triple digits across the country, it’s important that truckers do the necessary planning and take the proper precautions before hitting the road. Their own well-being, as well as that of their rigs and the other drivers on the road, can depend on it.
That’s why we at America Truck Driving School have put together a few tips to keep in mind while driving in the summer heat. Read on for more information! (more…)Read more
The Best On-The-Road Snacks
For some reason, there’s just something about being on the road that makes you want to snack. And we’re not talking about stopping for lunch at a restaurant or grabbing a sandwich and coffee at a gas station. We mean full on SNACKS: Chips, soda, ice cream bars, licorice – the list goes on and on.
Of course, when you go on road-trips once or twice a year, you can get away with this kind of junk food binge. But when road-trips are, in fact, your Monday-thru-Friday, nine-to-five gig, your health and well-being just can’t handle the same type of eating habits. In other words, if you plan to embrace the trucking lifestyle, your snacking has to change.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of healthy, tasty treats out there. Read on to learn about how you can satisfy your snack cravings without deteriorating your health. (more…)Read more