Virtually every industry relies on over the road drivers to transport food, parts, machinery, and other goods. Truck driving can be a rewarding career path for those who put in the time and effort, but life on the road isn’t for everyone. It’s important to know the professional responsibilities of truck drivers in order to … Continue reading “Is Truck Driving the Career for You?”

Statistically speaking, the roads are the most dangerous place to be in the United States. Truckers face more road hazards than anyone else on the road, and as CDL license holders they are held to a higher standard of responsibility. Road safety is a basic component of CDL training, but when tempers run high and … Continue reading “Safety Tips for Truckers”

As a nationally recognized CDL school in Tucson, HDS Truck Driving Institute is focused on providing students with a full scope of driver training and education. Our programs are flexible enough to fit around the needs of working professionals while providing real-world experience from seasoned drivers. Learn more about your career opportunities from HDL below. … Continue reading “A Closer Look at HDS Truck Driving Institute Programs”

Only a small percentage of auto accidents involve large commercial trucks, but their considerable size means that even minor accidents can have serious consequences. Some safety skills can only be learned through on-the-job experience and CDL training, but there are a few tips that can help you minimize risks on the road. Avoid Distractions Taking … Continue reading “Three Things Every New Truck Driver Needs to Know”

In our recent posts, we discussed the most classic songs about truck driving and industry standards for drug and alcohol screening. Read more about these topics below. To begin your career as a commercial driver, contact HDS Truck Driving Institute in Tucson (520) 622-0419 or Phoenix (602) 484-7901. ·         The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … Continue reading “For More Trucking Industry Trends And Tips Visit These Websites” The commercial truck driving industry celebrates its sense of community and the trucking lifestyle through CB radio slang and trucking-inspired music. We’ve covered both of these topics in our recent blog posts. Now get the top five country trucking songs as selected by Haleigh T, a regular host for Country Music News Blog. … Continue reading “Top 5 Country “Trucker” Songs”

To maintain high standards of safety and professionalism, commercial drivers are subject to federal regulations outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). One component of maintaining your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), is complying with the FMCSA’s drug testing regulations via your carrier … Continue reading “Drug Testing in the Transportation Industry”

The American Southwest is one of the most spectacular areas of the world. With its rich heritage, famously spicy food, and the some of the most breathtaking landmarks in the country, it’s the perfect place for everything from weekends to road trips to lengthy vacations. Grand Canyon Located in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon is … Continue reading “Landmarks of the Southwest”