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Hotshot Trucking

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 trucks. Commonly used trucks include Ford Super Duty models, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD, and the Ram 3500.

Truck Driver Jobs

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 travel through several states. Choosing to be a CDL truck driver is a major lifestyle choice because you could

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

labor day

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 stop for a minute and think about those that pioneered the way for us to enjoy everything we are blessed

wisconsin

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 encourage our students to make the most of the opportunity. Here are some of what we think 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

Cement Trucks

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, often known as a ready mixer, requires high levels of driving skill, as does any truck driving position, but it

Winter Driving

Winter Driving For Trucks

Talking about winter driving for trucks or semis is not quite as easy as it would seem, as how snow or ice affects you can vary a lot. From the state you are in and the weather you encounter to the type of truck and load, it can all make a difference when it comes to winter driving. However, that problem with defining just what winter driving is, also shows the problem of winter driving itself, and that is unpredictability. When

winter-driving

Professional Truckers Are Ready For Winter Driving

Winter driving is something that needs to be prepared for no matter what kind of vehicle you drive. But drivers of the big trucks have to be ready for much more than most people realize. That’s why Diesel Truck Driver Training School has training dates all year long no matter what kind of weather it is. Driving In Real Time The transportation industry doesn’t stop for a calendar date but it does slow down for severe weather situations. That’s just common

Dump Truck

A Dump Truck or A Rock Truck?

A dump truck is a common sight all over the country, on construction sites of all kinds, dump trucks are used to get rid of unwanted materials, and we are all familiar with them. Large trucks with an open and flat load area for ease of loading on site, especially for the common skid steers, backhoes and excavators. Once loaded, dump trucks deliver material to the required destination and offload, usually through a mechanical process. This can be the entire load