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Information you’ll need to succeed as a professional truck driver.
Also see our Complete Guide to Becoming a Professional Truck Driver in Washington State.

Feeling at Home: 11 Things to Make Your Long-Haul Trip Comfortable

8 Feb, 2018

Long-haul truckers, by definition, spend a lot of time on the road–away from home. This absence means leaving many creature-comforts behind. Driving long-haul also gives many truckers a chance to make the best money–which helps buy those creature comforts. The trade-off are many. While you at your truck driving school in Washington state, your CDL … Continue reading Feeling at Home: 11 Things to Make Your Long-Haul Trip Comfortable

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TIPS FOR GAINING EXPERIENCE AS A TRUCKER IN WASHINGTON STATE

5 Feb, 2018

You’ve finished your CDL driving school course in Washington. You’ve landed your first trucking job, but want to get more. We’d never advise shifting jobs until you have another one lined up. While you’re working to line up a new position, however, there are ways to get more experience as a trucker. Keep these in … Continue reading TIPS FOR GAINING EXPERIENCE AS A TRUCKER IN WASHINGTON STATE

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What US Truckers Need to Know about Driving in Canada

24 Jan, 2018

Truckers in the Pacific Northwest can expect to be called on to drive into Canada or Mexico. The proximity of Canada to much of the US indicates frequent border crossings are possible, and truckers willing to make those crossings will find they have a way to enhance their income. Your CDL driving school may have … Continue reading What US Truckers Need to Know about Driving in Canada

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What Apps do Truckers Use?

3 Jan, 2018

Long-time truckers will regale you with tales about finding their way around the country with road maps only—just to find construction delays, low bridges, and non-existent roads. Somehow they managed to work through or avoid these problems, and lived to tell the tale. In the 21st century, technology comes to our aid, and ensure that … Continue reading What Apps do Truckers Use?

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The Electronic Logging Device and Truckers in Washington State

16 Nov, 2017

In late 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule applying to most truckers nationwide. This rule requires truckers required to record records of duty status (RODS) to use an electronic logging device (ELD), approved by the Administration, to record their logs. These logs focus on the hours of service drivers work. … Continue reading The Electronic Logging Device and Truckers in Washington State

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THE TRUCKING LIFE: WHAT TO EXPECT

16 Oct, 2017

You may have heard that trucking is a lucrative career. And it’s true—new truckers can earn between $30 – $45,000 per year, and with experience, truckers can earn over $100,000 as owner/operators. Washington state truckers generally make more than the national average. From the day you start your training at a Washington State CDL training … Continue reading THE TRUCKING LIFE: WHAT TO EXPECT

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TRUCKING: A LUCRATIVE CAREER

16 Oct, 2017

Most people have wondered what it’s like to be a trucker, especially a long-haul trucker regularly crossing the country. Considering the long hours, the varying conditions, the difficulties of traffic, and the pressure of keeping to schedule, it sometimes seems difficult that people engage in the work. Yet trucking is a strong, viable career. Over … Continue reading TRUCKING: A LUCRATIVE CAREER

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CDL and Job Opportunities: Opening the Door in Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest

30 Aug, 2017

While the national economy has, in many ways, recovered from the Great Recession, the benefits of that recovery have not extended to every family and worker. Many jobs permanently disappeared in the aftermath of the collapse of 2008, while others suffered salary and benefit reductions. Many workers, therefore, are looking for stable jobs in Tacoma … Continue reading CDL and Job Opportunities: Opening the Door in Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest

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