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Trucking Jobs Report

The need for drivers for tractor-trailer or heavy trucks is expected to grow by at least 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is about average compared to other occupations according to the trucking jobs report. That will total about 108,400 additional jobs. Truck drivers play an important role in the economy because truckers keep the supply chains moving and...

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Top Tips for Driving During RV Season

As a commercial truck driver, you may come to dread RV season, the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the inexperienced RV crowd takes to the road for summer vacations. While any individual RV you come across on the road may or may not be a hazard, here are some tips to avoid trouble during this time...

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How to Obtain Your CDL Permit

There is a demand for professional drivers, especially in the trucking industry. To operate a commercial vehicle, you will most likely need a commercial driver’s license (CDL). To get a CDL, you should check with your state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). There are slightly differing requirements and procedures from one state to another. Usually, you are required to complete...

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Fast Food – latest on Driver Shortage

Fast food is next inline to see the affects of driver shortages. Here is a great article on the shortage of CDL truck drivers from MSN. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/markets/cheap-prices-will-be-the-latest-casualty-of-the-trucker-shortage/ar-BBUeMwC Leslie Patton and Matt Townsend Let’s help America by putting you in the driver seat. Receive your Class-A CDL in 3 weeks at Diesel Truck Driver Training School. You can apply online today...

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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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