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How Much Do Truck Drivers Make? Average Pay for Graduates

Truck drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) can often make a good income, no matter where they work. Those with specialized endorsements and skills stand to make even more money working in this in-demand career. Read on to learn about average truck driver salaries, pay for various driving positions, and how you can increase…

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How to Prepare for a Truck Driving Job Interview

Featuring expert advice from Steve Strong, Campus Director – Phoenix Campus, Southwest Truck Driver Training Elizabeth Bua, Career Service Coordinator, Southwest Truck Driver Training With a nationwide truck driver shortage of 80,000 drivers—potentially surging to 160,000 by 2030 if current trends continue—it should be cake to get a truck driving job, right? Not necessarily. While…

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ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training) Rules: What It Means for CDL Students

You may have heard of the recent rule implemented by the federal government called “Entry-Level Driver Training” requirements, which recently went into effect February 7, 2022. What are these new rules, and what does it mean for you, the prospective commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicant?   New ELDT Rules for CDL Drivers: A Simple Explanation…

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Employer Profiles Who Hire Grads: Covenant Transport 

Covenant Transport is more than just a trucking company. The carrier is a network of dedicated and dependable transportation experts offering safe, expedited, and temperature-controlled freight services to their customers in the United States and Mexico.    Covenant Transport carries goods from a wide variety of industries, including automotive, construction, paper and packaging, and food and beverage. This transportation provider isn’t just loyal to their customers, but to…

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Employer Profiles Who Hire Grads: May Trucking Company

When you finish trucking training school and are ready to start your career in the trucking industry, it’s important to be smart about which trucking company to work for. There are many factors to consider, including the type of work, routes, pay rate, benefits, and home-time policy the company offers.    When investigating potential employers and trucking companies in Arizona, be sure to take a look at May Trucking…

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How to Work for Yourself as an Owner-Operator

Starting your own trucking company as an owner-operator is a great way to become your own boss while potentially making more money in the process. Although the median annual salary for heavy vehicle and tractor-trailer drivers is $43,680 (BLS, May 2018), Payscale notes the average salary of owner-operators in the industry to be around $97,000.…

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New California Trucking Labor Laws Throw Owner-Operators Under the Bus

Recently enacted California trucking labor laws may force owner-operators to flee the Golden State. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed controversial Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law in September; it was intended to reduce the number of workers classified as “independent contractors” and put them on payrolls where state and federal income taxes would be automatically deducted.…

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A Day in the Life of a Trucker

Trucking jobs vary from over-the-road trucking to driving locally for delivery companies or retail establishments. The jobs and regulations for each type of job are very different. Over the road truckers have the strictest regulations as they must abide by hours of service guidelines. Local truckers are bound by some regulations but may also have…

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How Often Are Over-the-Road Truckers Home?

Most people realize that driving a truck for a long distance means that over the road truckers are gone for at least a few days at a time. However, they don’t realize just how much time a long-haul trucker actually spends in the truck. Trucking is a lifestyle that you need to get used to,…

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5 Smart Ways to Keep Your Truck in Top Shape

Every truck driver knows the importance of keeping their rig in the best shape possible. But what about those stretches of time in between professional maintenance visits? A semi truck is a much more complex machine than a standard passenger car, so it makes sense that commercial vehicle maintenance and box truck maintenance are also…

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Turn These RV Driving Tips into Skills by Taking a Safety Course

The lure of seeing beautiful landscapes and meeting interesting people is a magnet that pulls everyday people from their comfort zone and out on the open road. Upwards of 10 million road-tripping Americans own an RV, and the number continues to grow. If you plan to join the ranks of these happy travelers, it’s important…

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