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Lowering Trucking’s CDL Training Standards

Jan
27,
2016
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For 20 years, one of the major concerns for veteran drivers and truck driver advocates has been the lack of clearly defined CDL (Commercial Driver License) training standards stated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  The FMCSA mission … Continue reading

Free CDL Training

Feb
19,
2013
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As someone who may be considering truck driving as a new career, a major obstacle for many is the financing for the CDL truck driver training course. The average cost for the Commercial Driver License training program is approximately $3500 … Continue reading

Overhauling the CDL Training Standards

Jan
17,
2013
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As the FMCSA begins to take a look at the CDL training standards for entry-level truck drivers, the problems are too many to list in one post. Problems with proper truck driver training have been going on for years and … Continue reading

CDL graduates seeking trucking employment

May
9,
2012
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A serious issue that exists is the problem of CDL graduates not being able to obtain employment. I receive a number of emails from recent graduates telling me that they are sending their applications all over, and just can not get hired. At a time when companies … Continue reading

Violence Against Driver Trainers by Trainees

Sep
8,
2011
1

We have often written about and discussed the lack of poor CDL training requirements within the trucking industry.  Due to the constant turning over of drivers, a never-ending revolving door exists between the CDL truck driving schools and the motor … Continue reading

Truck Driver Trainees should not Dismiss Power of Wind

Oct
13,
2010
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Truck driver training needs a complete overhaul within the industry.  The CDL schools state that their job is to get the new driver ready just enough to be able to pass the driving skills test and after that, it is … Continue reading

Truck Driving Training is Key to Industry Safety

Sep
23,
2010
2

The FMCSA is on a mission to change the face of the trucking industry.  The CSA will place more responsibility on both motor carrier and the truck driver which they assume will lead to a safer operating industry.  In the … Continue reading

Wrong CDL Truck Driving School Can Lead to Debt and No Job

Mar
18,
2010
6

The current state of the economy has hit many people and businesses hard.  Unfortunately, there is really no good news in sight for the economy and I personally do not see it getting better any time soon.  The primary goal … Continue reading

U.S. Trucking Industry Corruption

Jan
10,
2010
14

by Allen Smith Within most industries lies corruption and the long haul trucking industry is no exception.  For years, this abuse has been kept swept under the rug and was only talked about, quietly among veteran drivers.  There are various … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Education Loans Designed to Keep You in Debt

Dec
3,
2009
11

With all the recent eye-opening discussions concerning CDL schools and student loan scams, it made me take a hard look at one of my own college student loans that I have been paying on now for about 15 years.   A … Continue reading

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