Long-Haul vs. Short-Haul Truck Driving: What’s Best for You?
It’s one of the bigger decisions you will make as a truck driver. And while it’s not a permanent decision that has to last your entire trucking career, it is one that can have a big impact on your life. That decision, of course, is whether long-haul or short-haul driving is best for you.Read more
While definitions vary regarding what exactly counts as long-haul and short-haul driving, generally routes that involve a 200-mile radius or less should be considered short-haul, whereas anything over 250 miles is considered long-haul driving. America Truck Driving School knows that this can be a challenge to choose between the two, so we’ve put together a few considerations to keep in mind below. (more…)
The Perks of Joining the Truck Driving Community
There’s nothing quite like the truck driving community. From podcasts and message boards to trade shows and pit stops, there are many ways for truck drivers to get involved with the close community of other truck drivers nationwide. Establishing and being part of such a community provides several perks, like feeling connected to others while out on the road.
Here are a few other perks associated with joining the truck driving community: (more…)Read more
Non-Trucking Jobs You Can Get with Your CDL
For anyone interested in becoming a truck driver, having a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a must. At America Truck Driving School, we prepare all of our students with everything you need to know to acquire your own CDL. But did you know that your commercial driver’s license can open you to a world of other job opportunities aside from truck driving?
Here are just a few possible non-trucking jobs you can get with your CDL: (more…)Read more
Requirements to Become a Truck Driver in California
When it comes to the truck driving industry, making sure that every truck driver is equipped with the proper training and guidance before they are handed the keys – and their license – is extremely important. That’s why across the nation, but specifically in California, there are several necessary requirements every truck driver must meet before they hit the open road. To help navigate these requirements, we at America Truck Driving School have compiled a list of just a few of them. (more…)Read more
The Importance of Staying Healthy on the Road
Staying healthy and taking care of yourself are important aspects of everyone’s life, no matter what profession you’re in. Being a truck driver doesn’t change that, but sometimes trying to stay healthy while on the road can feel a bit complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be! At America Truck Driving School, we care about keeping our drivers healthy and happy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips on how to do just that. (more…)Read more