3 Things to Know About Commercial Truck Mirrors
We’ve all seen the sticker on the back of a big rig: “If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.” We’ve probably seen it more times than we can count, and for good reason. Mirrors on trucks are the extra set of eyes truck drivers need to keep themselves and the other drivers on the road safe.
Driving the biggest, most powerful—and therefore most potentially destructive—vehicle on the road brings with it an immense responsibility. At America Truck Driving School, we teach safety as being every truck driver’s first and most crucial responsibility, which is why truck drivers must take great care in choosing and maintaining their mirrors. Here are three things to know about choosing mirrors for your commercial truck. (more…)Read more
How Do Truck Drivers Impact the Economy?
You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker from time to time: “Without Trucks, America Stops.” These words reflect an important reality too few people recognize: the impact of the trucking industry upon the American economy and the daily lives of millions of Americans is impossible to overstate. Without trucks and truckers to drive them, America really does stop. (more…)Read more
How to Choose the Best Truck Stop
For the long-haul truck driver, spending days and weeks away from home is part of the job. Because you might be away from certain comforts that are found at home, the truck stops that drivers choose to visit become very important. Even though they can never replace the comforts of your house, the best truck stops offer services and conveniences that help hold drivers over until their next trip to home base.
So how do you decide which truck stops are the best and worth your time? We at America Truck Driving School have put together a list of tips to help you choose where your next stop will be. (more…)Read more
Top 5 Traits of a Great Truck Driver
We all want to be good at what we do, and we all want to carry the satisfaction that comes from knowing we’ve succeeded in our work. In the truck driving field, doing your best to be a good truck driver pays off in the long run. So, what does it take to be a great truck driver? We at America Truck Driving School have put together a list of the top traits all great truck drivers embody. (more…)Read more
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