Entries by Aqaba

4 Ways to Pass the CDL Test

Commercial truck driving can make for a great career. All you have to do is get the necessary training for the job and pass the CDL exam. Easy, right? No. Not quite. Passing the CDL exam is easier said than done. You may not need a college degree to become a qualified trucker, but that […]

Steps to Take for Fixing the Truck Driver Shortage

You may assume that the trucking industry is thriving and growing at a rapid rate since freight trucks deliver more than 70% of the goods in the United States. Even though the trucking industry is growing rapidly, there has been an alarming shortage of truck drivers. This has started to affect the industry. The lack […]

Safety and Sustainability: Truckers Need to Take the Initiative to Become Better Drivers

When it comes to the trucking industry, there are three top challenges that need to be resolved as soon as possible for the betterment of not just the drivers but also the whole industry. These include the following: Improving driver safety Compliance with the company’s policies regarding eco-friendly driving services Greater fuel efficiency Here, it […]

Truck Rollover Prevention Tips

The truck driving industry has always been an industry focused around safety first, but are truck drivers truly educated on how to prevent one of the major hazards of truck driving: rollovers? The Statistics According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 60 percent of rollover accidents are fatal. There are over 500 large truck […]

Colorado Job Opportunities for CDL Holders

Colorado is a state with a great number of opportunities for those looking to obtain a commercial drivers license (CDL). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for Colorado truck drivers in 2017 was $42,480 per year. This is higher than the national average of $39,500 per year, and is expected […]

CDL Driving Age Set to Go Lower?

Major changes are now set to hit the truck driving world, and will inevitably affect CDL driving age requirements. In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed changes — which are backed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of Washington’s Department of Transportation — to lower the age of truck drivers, […]

CDL Training: A Career Move You Should Consider

Choosing to get a commercial driver’s license is one major decision, but deciding which one happens to be another. There are several classes of CDL licenses you can choose from. We highly recommend that whichever license you choose, that it fits your career goals and lifestyle. This takes planning. What are the three CDL classifications? […]

6 Benefits of Being a Truck Driver

Truck driving might not be on the typical “hot jobs” list the media touts on a regular basis, but make no mistake about it: the job is one of the most stable and flexible jobs you could ever have. As of 2018, on average in the U.S. truck drivers earned between $40,000-$73,000. If you’re fresh out […]

5 Practical Tips For Passing the CDL Test

So you’ve made the decision to be a truck driver. Congratulations, you’ve made a wise decision for your career, one you will not regret! Obviously, your first step to your goal is to take CDL testing. Reputable trucking companies will only hire the truck drivers that have passed the CDL examination. It’s only after passing this exam that […]