5 Critical Exam Day Tips to Pass Your CDL Written Test

Taking and passing your CDL written test is a rite of passage. The Commercial Driver’s Manual contains valuable information you’ll need to continuously review, but it may feel overwhelming to work through all the pages. Approach studying the way you would any other test. Use notecards to make a quick study guide for the important …

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Driver Facing Cameras: Are They Really Necessary?

Change is inevitable especially when it comes to truck-driving technology. Quite recently, a few trucking companies have introduced driver facing cameras in the cab section. The number is slowly growing although the technology has been met with mixed reaction. Those supporting driver facing cameras argue that it reduces liability and saves lives. On the other …

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Drug Testing Policies for CDL Drivers

All CDL drivers are required by the law to get tested for drugs and alcohol content prior and after operating a CMV. Unless you drive a truck on private property restricted to the public, every other trucker operates under the FMCSA regulation 49 CFR part 32 which the DOT refers to subject truckers to mandatory …

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Why You Should Keep a Closer Eye on Your DAC Report

The DAC report or otherwise known as Drive-A-Check is like a report card for CDL drivers that detail their employment history, driving history, criminal background, license verification, reasons for leaving and DOT physical results. Just like a credit report to the consumer, DAC report says a lot about CDL drivers. In fact, at least 90% …

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How to Avoid Getting Bored on a Long Distance Commercial Trip

Driving a commercial truck is not just a job but a lifestyle. You can get an impromptu load any time of the day or night and sometimes you have to travel thousands of miles halfway across the country. If you are a social butterfly, you will probably feel dull after staring at the highway yellow/white …

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Common Truck Driving Health Risk and How to Avoid Them

Driving a commercial truck can earn you a modest annual income far better than most average Americans, plus you get to travel a lot. However, drivers have to endure leaving their family at home for weeks, long hours on the road and unusual sleeping patterns. The predictable result is health complications mostly due to job …

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Common Truck Driving Emergencies and How to Respond

If you have watched the critically acclaimed Hollywood movie, Fight Club, you have probably heard the quote; ‘on a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero’. In commercial driving, a similar quote; ‘on a long enough commercial driving career, having a bad day is inevitable’ is true. Ask any experienced commercial …

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Crucial Things You Were Not Taught in CDL Training School

It is evident most candidates who go to CDL training school do it to pursue a career in commercial driving. The government takes sufficient effort by regulating the CDL training course to ascertain competent drivers are trusted with the demanding occupation. Of course, CDL drivers are not trained like the typical regular non-truck drivers. It …

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Truck Drivers Code of Conduct

Truck driving is not just a job but a way of life. True enough, once a CDL graduate gets entangled in the trucking industry for a lengthy period, their demeanor changes in due time. Quite often you will walk, talk and act differently than before getting used to driving that truck half-way across the country. …

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Truck Drivers Code of Conduct