Have you seen the phrase "paid CDL training jobs" used on a trucking website before? If you're a newbie, this can be a tricky phrase to understand. You may be asking yourself, "What are paid CDL training jobs?" If you didn't know any better, you might think the truck driving school using this phrase is trying to hire instructors. I mean after all - isn't that what a CDL training job would be...a job for an instructor to provide CDL training? And wouldn't those types of CDL training jobs be...Read More » »
I would like to take a minute on my blog to personally thank State Trooper, John Lamb! Why you may ask? Because in my very short 3 plus months I've been out OTR trucking with USA Truck, what do I get? A random, full blown DOT paperwork inspection of me, the truck and trailer, this past Saturday...AND I PASSED with no violations! Below I will go into a little more detail about how I was sweating bullets not really wanting anything bad on my record already. When State Trooper Lamb gave me back my...Read More » »
A question we're frequently asked on the Driver Solutions Facebook page is, "What should I bring with me to CDL training?" Well, you want to bring enough to be comfortable for the few weeks you'll be at training, but not so much that you look like you're moving cross country!
This is such a common question in fact, that we decided to address it here on the blog. Please leave any of your packing suggestions in the comments below this post!
First things first - make sure you...Read More » »
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is upon us and the topic of truck driver health is on everyone's mind in the transportation industry. In fact, it's such a topic of concern this year that the Truckload Carrier's Association added "Wellness" to the name, making it National Truck Driver Appreciation and Wellness Week.
In an effort to support this cause, Driver Solutions has joined forces with eGears in a partnership with The Healthy Trucker the help launch a new FREE online resource packed...Read More » »
So you've taken the leap and decided to enroll in truck driver training. You've taken the first step, but now what? Well, you can't just show up to training unprepared! There are some things you can do to ensure that you're ready for your time at CDL training.
1. Review CDL Material
Prior to arriving at truck driving school, you should visit your local DMV (or state licensing office) to pick up your state’s CDL manual. The requirements for passing your state’s CDL exam are clearly defined in...Read More » »
We recently launched a Fan of the Week campaign on our Facebook page. Our first winner was Don Dennard, a solo driver with USA Truck. Don is coming up on his one year mark with USA, so we sat down with him to get a little more information on what his truck driving journey has been like thus far. Keep reading for more information on Don's experience!
Q: What were you doing prior to being a truck driver and
what made you want to start a truck
A: Well, the economy got to me and I lost a...
If you're looking to become a truck driver, you've probably started to think about how you're going to pay for trucking school. Two options you'll see advertised quite a bit are "truck driving school tuition reimbursement" offers and "company paid CDL training’ programs."
Today, we're going to take a closer look at these two options and provide some real world examples of differences, advantages and disadvantages of each. Here is a quick overview of the two. Keep reading for a detailed...Read More » »
CDL training students get a lot out of their experience at school - a Class A CDL, real-world hands on driving experience, and friendships with other students and instructors. But how about finding true love? From day 1 of truck driving school, Jason and Markie were inseparable! Watch the video below to find out the rest of their story...
Love at Truck Driving School
When Jason Napier arrived at truck driving school ten months ago, he never expected to meet the love of his life.
Jason and Markie...Read More » »
If you’ve been browsing truck driving school options for a while, you’ve probably come across the term, "company sponsored CDL training." But what exactly is that?
Company sponsored training, also sometimes referred to as paid CDL training, means the company that hires you will sponsor your CDL training and pay the upfront tuition costs for your schooling. It sounds too good to be true, but is it really? In this video, we talk to students who attended a company sponsored CDL training program...Read More » »
How did you find Driver Solutions online? We were looking at some reports and it looks like many of you might be searching for truck driving jobs with training.
So let us answer the question you're probably asking - how can Driver Solutions help me find truck driving jobs with training?
It's really pretty simple, so that's why we've outlined everything in a 6 step process. Let's take a closer look at how you can get started.
6 Step Driver Solutions Process Overview
Step 1 - Review Career...Read More » »