Signs that Trucking Is the Right Career Choice for You

November 23rd, 2018 | Blog

The trucking industry is growing, and it is expected to keep expanding in the coming years, with demands for new drivers steadily rising. If you’re looking for a new career, driving a truck offers plenty of job security and opportunity for advancement, but life on the road is not right for everyone. Should you consider more »

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Beating Truck-Driver Burnout on the Road

November 9th, 2018 | Blog

Driving a truck is a fulfilling and profitable career for many, but as with any industry, burnout can happen. Truck drivers may be more prone to burnout than people working in other fields because of the nature of their work. Long hours often spent in solitude and long stretches away from home can take a more »

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Spotlight on Women in the Trucking Industry

October 26th, 2018 | Blog

If you think trucking is an industry for men, think again. Women get behind the wheel and run their own loads, and they are doing so in ever-increasing numbers. If you’re a woman who is considering trucking, don’t let stereotypes keep you from finding your place in the field. At HDS Truck Driving Institute, our more »

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Preparing Yourself for Your First Long-Haul Trucking Job

October 12th, 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 more »

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Spotlight on Hazmat Certification

September 7th, 2018 | Blog

Every aspiring big rig operator needs to earn a commercial driving license (CDL). With a CDL, you’ll be qualified to drive most of the big vehicles out there. But some drivers specialize, which gives them even more options. A specialization is known as an endorsement, and one of the endorsements you could earn is your more »

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Why the US Economy Relies on Truckers

August 24th, 2018 | Blog

When you decide to enter truck driving school, you aren’t just entering a career that supports your family—you’re also working within the backbone of the entire US economy. As a truck driver, you will be responsible for getting goods to every corner of the country, and businesses and communities would crumble in days without your more »

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How Much Do Truck Drivers Really Make?

August 10th, 2018 | Blog

If you are considering a career as a truck driver, it’s natural to wonder what your earning potential could be. Many different factors impact how much a truck driver makes, and your earnings will be influenced by things like the kind of runs you make, how long you’re away from home, and where you drive. more »

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Meet the Truckers Who Helped Save a Life

July 27th, 2018 | Blog

In their roles traveling across the country, truck drivers are on the front lines of things many Americans never encounter. Law enforcement relies on them heavily to spot signs of drug trafficking, human trafficking, and prostitution, and they are the eyes and ears on the road during Amber Alerts. Truckers showed their importance to society more »

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