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Class-A CDL

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 drive across state lines with these larger vehicles. There are some other kinds of commercial driver’s licenses, but they are

Acquiring CDL

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) medical examination, performed by a physician certified by the Federal DOT. Proof of this, your federal medical card, will be required

Possibilities With Our Sponsors

For over a quarter of a century, some trucking companies have been continually hiring Diesel Truck Driver Training School graduates and plan on keeping that practice going. These companies include H.O. Wolding, Schneider National, Windy Hill Foliage, and Swift Transportation. In fact, these companies are so supportive that they have become Sponsors of Diesel Truck Driver Training School and will come in to give every class a presentation of the employment opportunities they offer. Sponsor companies will accept applications from

Don’t Miss The Details When Taking Turns

One of the most common mistakes a truck driver can make is missing a detail when turning. Particularly in right-hand turns, the missed detail can hang you up real quick, leaving your trailer cocked at an angle with the tires off the ground. Then you are stuck waiting for a tow truck. The reason that missed details in turns will hang drivers up so often is that the details change. Sometimes it’s the angle of the turn, other times it’s

Truck Driver Training – So You’re Ready To Drive A Big Rig

Choosing a career, or choosing to change careers, can be a hard task. Once you have decided on that new career, it’s all systems go. It can be an exciting time, and one that’s full of trepidation. If you’ve decided to become a truck driver, then you’ve probably also set your mind on the type of truck you want to drive. Many new truck drivers come into the industry with their heads full of exciting stories about driving big rigs

Tips For Driving A Truck During Adverse Weather

Truck driving can be a real test of one’s patience. Throw in bad weather and the situation becomes worse. The old saying that the “mail must get through” still holds true for truck drivers, however, that is always going to be based on whether or not that ‘getting through’ can be done safely. For experienced drivers, bad weather is not a big issue – they know their limitations so they know when to pull over, and they know when it’s

Truck Driving Is Not A Dumb Job

Truck driving jobs are not all the same. The range of skills required to transport heavy equipment is very different to those required to transport furniture, for example. To begin with, the types of truck are very different, and whilst truck driving is still truck driving, the thought processes can be very different. Heavy equipment comes in all different shapes and sizes. A truck driver who drives a large van has a fixed height that they are constantly aware of. Drivers

Taking The Stress Out Of Obtaining A CDL

Learning how to drive a commercial truck is an investment that delivers life-long benefits. To drive a truck on the open road requires a license, and the type of license will depend on the type of truck driven. The process of acquiring that license sounds simple – learn the rules and regulations and pass the knowledge tests, and learn to drive a truck then pass the skills test. The reality is not that simple, at least when it comes to

Completing The Right CDL-A Skills Test

Obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a big investment in both time and money, so it’s important to get it right the first time. Imagine undertaking the training then completing the requirements for your CDL only to find the license itself a useful document when you receive it. It can happen. In fact, it does happen on a regular basis. Why? Because the individual didn’t plan their CDL-A skills tests. When you are issued a CDL, the testing authority will

The Minimum Skill Levels For New Truck Drivers

When undertaking truck driver training it is important to receive the skills that will help you pass the tests required to gain a commercial drivers license whilst also gaining the skills that will make you immediately employable. Learning how to drive forward is a piece of cake. Learning how to reverse is a little more complicated, especially when you have one or more trailers involved. Reversing is a skill that is a must – you’ll be using it everyday, and