Preparing Yourself for Your First Long-Haul Trucking Job

October 12, 2018 | Blog

Your first long-haul trucking job may be exciting and anxiety provoking at the same time. Despite careful training and education, it’s natural to have some nervousness about going out on the road for extended periods, hauling large loads and navigating tight loading docks. Preparation is key to having the best possible experience on your first … Continue reading “Preparing Yourself for Your First Long-Haul Trucking Job”

What Does It Take to Get Hired As a Professional Trucker?

September 21, 2018 | Blog, HDS Truck Driving Institute News

Trucking is a great choice for people who are concerned about job security. The country runs on big rigs. Without an army of truckers working across the country every day, food wouldn’t reach supermarkets, medicine wouldn’t reach hospitals, and online shoppers wouldn’t get their purchases. Although there is always a high demand for qualified drivers … Continue reading “What Does It Take to Get Hired As a Professional Trucker?”

How the Current Trucker Shortage Is Affecting the Price and Availability of Consumer Goods

July 13, 2018 | Blog, HDS Truck Driving Institute News

If you are considering a career as a truck driver, you can expect to be in high demand. There is a significant shortage of truckers on the road, and the dearth of drivers is only expected to get worse in the years to come. Not only is this shortage impacting businesses, but consumers are seeing … Continue reading “How the Current Trucker Shortage Is Affecting the Price and Availability of Consumer Goods”

What New Truckers Need to Know About Severe Weather Driving

June 22, 2018 | Blog, HDS Truck Driving Institute News

CDL programs are like boot camps for future truck drivers. At truck driving school, you’ll learn everything you need to know about safely maneuvering huge big rigs. Pay particular attention when your instructors discuss driving in severe weather. As a truck driver, you may encounter weather conditions you’re unaccustomed to. This is especially important if … Continue reading “What New Truckers Need to Know About Severe Weather Driving”

Understanding Your Truck Driving Career Options

June 8, 2018 | Blog, HDS Truck Driving Institute News

Earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL) will open up a whole world of career possibilities. Even before you graduate from truck driving school, you can dive right in and explore your career options. Truck driving careers can be categorized based on how far the trucker is traveling, what type of freight he or she is … Continue reading “Understanding Your Truck Driving Career Options”