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Trashmen – Love or Hate Them

Trashmen. We all have seen them. We know the basic duties they perform. A trashman’s primary role is to either ride on or drive a garbage truck to collect trash along the assigned route and collect trash from businesses and residences. Sometimes there is automated trash pickup, where the driver operates an electronic lift that empties dumpsters or trash receptacles...

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5 Reasons to Choose Diesel Driving School

Diesel Driving School has been in the driver training business since far back 1963 that’s for about or over 50 years. The training school is located at Sun Prairie, WI near Madison WI. Since its establishment, it has made trained and turned individuals into professionals with Commercial Driver’s License and not just that it also helps them obtain the proficient...

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Hotshot Trucking

As far as trucking is concerned, the term hotshot refers to either the freight, the truck, or both. Hotshot freight is hauled for one customer who needs it expedited. Hot shot trucking freight is hauled in a midsize truck, which is class 3, 4 or 5. These loads aren’t hauled with semi-trucks, but instead, are trailers pulled by heavy-duty pickup...

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CDL Truck Driver Jobs

Truck driver jobs play an important role in all industries. They transport goods from one location to another, making their way across the country. Most truck drivers operate trucks that have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity, which means the combined weight of the cargo, passengers, and truck exceed 26,000 pounds. Truck drivers deliver goods over intercity routes and sometimes...

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How To Get Your Class A CDL

If you would like to drive a semi-truck for a living, you will need a commercial driver’s license (CDL). A Class A CDL is a license that allows the driver to operate any combination of vehicles that weight 26,001 pounds or more with the vehicle that is being towed weighing more than 10,000 pounds. This license is also needed to...

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Labor Day – why we celebrate

The team here at Diesel Driving School love our business, we get a real kick from training people and helping them achieve their goals and begin that journey to a successful career. Is there anything better than helping someone improve or change their lives? We don’t think so, and that is why Labor Day is a great time to just...

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Farming and agricultural distribution

Farming is an essential industry, we would be lost without it, but that doesn’t mean that it should just stay as it is forever. In fact, farming has constantly evolved throughout history, adapting to new demands and incorporating new technology as it has appeared. Today, farming faces some of the greatest challenges ever, with environmental impact being a particular factor...

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Things to do in Wisconsin

Our dedicated training courses pack a lot of education into your time with us, but that does not mean its all work, all the time. As a residential course, you will have some spare time to explore Wisconsin and relax a bit. In fact, that break can really benefit the learning process and help your overall performance, so we always...

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Acquiring A CDL Course

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is a key that opens the door to a rewarding career, and with some care and preparation, you can get yours quickly with just a few steps and a CDL training course. 1. The Medical Before you can start on your journey to a CDL, you need to pass a Federal Department of Transportation (DOT)...

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Cement Truck Driving – a rewarding challenge

One of the greatest things about a career as a truck driver is that there are endless possibilities to find something you love doing every day. While most people think about long distance haulage when they talk about truck driving, there are many other options, and one that really is very different is cement truck driving. Driving a cement truck,...

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