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Trucking Industry

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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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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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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The Effects of Autonomous Driving on the Trucking Industry

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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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