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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.

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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Self-driving Trucks and CDLs—What’s in the future for Tacoma truckers?

30 Aug, 2017

The commercial driver’s license has been and will continue to be a path to a comfortable life.  Whether engaged in long-haul or local transportation, people with CDLs play a necessary and lucrative role in the economy. This role will continue to remain strong even as the “self-driving truck” becomes common on the highways.  The the … Continue reading Self-driving Trucks and CDLs—What’s in the future for Tacoma truckers?

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Complete Guide To Becoming A Professional Truck Driver in Washington State

30 Aug, 2017

Open roads and jobs well done—that’s the goal of many who become truck drivers. Over $700 billion in goods travels by truck in the United States. The country’s economy in many ways depends on a healthy trucking industry. Trucking requires the right person with the right skills. While only you can decide if you are the … Continue reading Complete Guide To Becoming A Professional Truck Driver in Washington State

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