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…)
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
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
Download Now! 3 Apps to Help Truck Drivers Stay Awake
First comes the yawns. Then the long blinks and the lost time. Did you nod off? Hard to say for sure. More yawns, more blinks, then the rumble strip on the side of the road jolts you awake. Few things are more nerve-wracking for truck drivers than falling asleep at the wheel. Not only does it put the driver’s life at risk, but it also endangers everyone on the road.
Thankfully, there are many steps truck drivers can take to make sure they drive responsibly. One such step involves using smartphone apps designed to help drivers stay awake at the wheel. Read on to find out more.Read more
A Truck Driver’s Holiday Wish List Guide
Do you have a truck driver in your life? Are you struggling to find them the perfect holiday gift that they will use and appreciate every day on the job? At America Truck Driving School, we know how hard it […]Read more