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
Five Tips from Licensed Truck Drivers
Learning to drive an 18-wheeler doesn’t stop at making a perfect right turn. Whether you’re just starting trucking school or have been driving for a few months, truck driving is a lifetime skill that takes time to perfect.
If you’re a newbie to the world of truck driving, set yourself up for success by listening to the advice of seasoned pros. We’ve compiled the best advice we could gather from professional truck drivers to offer you here. Read on to learn about their tricks of the trade. (more…)Read more
8 Facts About the Truck Driving Industry
On the surface of things, the truck driving industry can seem pretty tame: There are trucks. They carry freight. That freight is driven to various places. The end. However, scratch the surface of the truck driving field and you’ll find a wealth of facts and trivia that not only hold interest but often reveal just how necessary the truck driving industry is to our nation. Read on to find out more. (more…)Read more
4 Podcasts to Enjoy on the Road
It’s no secret that when it comes to long-haul truck driving, drivers are on the road for a considerable stretch of time. As the hours pass by and you continue on the long stretch of road in front of you, it’s important to keep your mind active and occupied. While music will do the trick for a while, you’ll most likely get tired of listening to the same playlist or radio station. But did you know there’s another alternative?
In our experience, podcasts offer up the best option when silence and music have lost their luster. There are literally thousands of podcasts to choose from to fit any lifestyle, worldview or political persuasion. Download them to your phone when you have a Wi-Fi signal, then play them back to keep your mind active while on the road.
Below you’ll find a few of our favorite truck-centric podcasts. They’re a good place to start for the uninitiated, but don’t be shy about exploring the wider world of podcasts and find exactly what appeals to you! (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