Resources

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.

5 Ways To Manage Truck Driver Fatigue And Avoid It, Too!

29 Mar, 2018

Fatigue is probably the number one factor in truck accidents, from minor to catastrophic. In fact, the Truck Crash Causation Study found that fatigued and overworked drivers made up the main reasons for most truck-related accidents. Fatigue can cause drivers to fall asleep, become inattentive, make incorrect decisions, or overcompensate in sudden situations. Fatigue happens … Continue reading 5 Ways To Manage Truck Driver Fatigue And Avoid It, Too!

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7 Reasons for Failing the CDL Tests And How to Avoid Them!

1 Mar, 2018

Trucking can be a great life for many people. Trucking also requires responsible people behind the wheel. That responsibility is checked in several ways, including the Federal and state mandated written and skills tests. And some people fail them the first time. Failure happens for a variety of reasons, even for the best potential truckers. … Continue reading 7 Reasons for Failing the CDL Tests And How to Avoid Them!

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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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