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Becoming an Owner Operator


Publish: May, 10, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
Being an owner operator means being your own boss. In this post, we will talk about becoming a successful owner operator and what is required for that. Subscribe to our blog to get insightful articles regularly.
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How to upgrade from a Class B to a Class A CDL


Publish: Apr, 27, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
As of February 7, 2022, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA) updated the requirements to obtain a new Commercial Driver's License or upgrade an existing one. The FMCSA established the Entry-Level Driver Training(ELDT) rule to help streamline the training of new drivers and increase safety standards across the United States. 
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How to become a truck driver with no experience


Publish: Apr, 11, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
Have you recently received or are currently earning your Commercial Driver’s License but are struggling to find that perfect trucking job due to a lack of experience? Don’t worry! We are here to show you how to get a trucking job with little to no experience.
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Staying Safe on The Road


Publish: Feb, 28, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
There are many things drivers can do every day to combat the rising fatality rates while out on the road. Here are eight simple ways to make all the difference in a life or death scenario.
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FMCSA 34 Hour Restart Rule-Your Guide to Understanding


Publish: Feb, 24, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
The 34-hour reset rule follows the guidelines set in place by the FMCSA with the Hours-of-Service regulations. Many drivers need to reset their 60-70 hour clock quickly, and following the 34-hour reset rule is the quickest way to do just that. This rule allows drivers to take their 34 hour time period in the sleeper berth and off-duty. 
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New pilot program for 18 year olds to cross state lines in Semi-Trucks


Publish: Feb, 11, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
In order to maintain the integrity of the program and keep safety at the forefront, the FMCSA has announced that it will accept up to 3,000 drivers in the program at any given time.
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Biden Administration takes action to strengthen the trucking sector throughout the US


Publish: Jan, 21, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
According to the Census Bureau, approximately 72% of all goods transported are moved by trucks. The White House cited many reasons for the driver shortage throughout by stating, "The industry, as of late, has had underlying problems-including an aging workforce, high turnover rates, and unpaid, wasted time for drivers."
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New Federal CDL Requirements


Publish: Jan, 18, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
The start of every year comes with new regulations from the FMCSA that are required to be implemented by carriers across the United States.
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How to get a Class B CDL


Publish: Jan, 14, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
You are required to obtain your Commercial Learner’s Permit before you can go on to test for and receive your Class B CDL. Obtaining your CLP will allow you to drive on public roads to practice for the skills test, as long as a currently certified CDL holder is seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
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How to get a Class A CDL


Publish: Jan, 6, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
The class A Commercial Driver’s License gives license holders the ability to drive vehicles weighing 26,001 or more pounds. Class A CDL holders are permitted to operate vehicles such as tractor-trailers, livestock carriers, tank vehicles, truck and trailer combos, tractor-trailer buses, and semi-trucks with flatbed trailers. 
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How To Become A Truck Driver


Publish: Jan, 4, 2022
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
The first step in becoming a trucker is to pass the regular driver’s license exam in the state you reside in. A current valid driver’s license is required in your state of residence before you can begin to earn your commercial driver’s license.
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How to get a Commercial Driver’s License 


Publish: Dec, 12, 2021
Author: Katie Dobrogorskaya
Getting a Commercial Driver's License doesn't have to be an overwhelming process. Here we will make it as easy as possible for you. Simply follow the steps laid out below to meet all of the requirements set by the state in which you reside and you will have a clear process for obtaining your CDL. 

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