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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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5 Reasons There Are So Many Good Paying Trucking Jobs Available

The country has been struggling with a driver shortage for years, a shortage that continues to widen and increase the number of available trucking jobs. Whether you look at statistics regarding CDL A or CDL B jobs, trucking companies are offering good salaries, benefits, and incentives to fill their ranks with qualified drivers. Although social…

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Is a Class A CDL or Class B CDL Best for Your Career Goals?

Working as a professional truck driver offers people high annual salaries and unprecedented job security … without the burden of 4-year college debt. The industry faces a consistent national trucker shortage and the need for qualified drivers will only increase. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 2 million long-haul…

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Get a CDL Today and Start Driving for Amazon in Tucson, Arizona

Get a CDL Today and Start Driving for Amazon in Tucson, Arizona   As you search for truck driver training, consider the types of truck driver jobs that will be waiting for you when you graduate CDL training in Tucson. Recently Amazon expanded operations significantly with two major construction projects in this Arizona city. Find…

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How Much do Truck Drivers Make a Year?

The booming economy and persistent driver shortages have truckers firmly in the pay raise driver’s seat. To answer the question about “how much do drivers get paid per year?” … More! Skilled, CDL-licensed truck drivers are in high demand. If you have seen headlines about national wages starting to climb by fractions, disregard those numbers.…

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Busting Myths About ‘How Long Can A Truck Driver Drive?’

Despite the significant reforms the trucking industry has enjoyed, common myths still exist about how long can truck drivers drive. Big rig freighter haulers once worked excessive hours that taxed the men and women of the road into less than safe driving circumstances. Fortunately, reforms about how many hours can a truck driver drive have…

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The Effects of Autonomous Driving on the Trucking Industry

vehicles driving on Fort Worth highway., busy highway in Fort Worth

Ike, an autonomous trucking start-up company, just finished a Series A round of $52 million. Investors are working to create self-driving trucks. Companies such as Amazon and Embark are also working with autonomous deliveries. Embark is using autonomous technology in its trucks while Amazon is testing “Scout,” a robot delivery service. While this may save…

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How the Transportation Industry Has Changed

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Trucks did not always rule the road. In fact, before the first truck rolled out of the Winton Motor Company factory in 1899, train or horse-drawn buggy delivered freight. The first trucks that were used until WWI where limited by the load size and capacity and used primarily for short haul and urban routes. Around…

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Tribute to Our Founder: Gary P. Williams

Sean Williams, SWTDT president

It was 7 years ago that I stood at the podium and tried to find the words to say in front of friends, family and coworkers. It was not a graduation nor was it a birthday or retirement. It was the funeral for my father, Gary P. Williams, the founder of Southwest Truck Driver Training,…

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