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The Backing Range At Trucking Driving School - It's Like Clown Soup For The Soul

by Brett Aquila

Learning to back up a rig is clumsy at best. Nothing about it is easy. Having fun with it helps make learning easier, but prepare to embarrass yourself!

Truck Driver Training: The Beginning

by BlueHillsTrucker

Getting started with CDL training meant a ton of bookwork in the beginning, working outside in temps below zero, and busting up some drivetrains.

The Boot Camp Known As Company-Sponsored Training

by SharBear

Company Sponsored CDL training can be a lot like boot camp. Prepare to have your self worth, dignity, brains, abilities, and patience tested.

Attending Truck Driving School Part II - First Day On The Yard

by Rick Huffman

My first day of backing up a big rig in truck driving school and we were all nervous and excited. None of us knew what backing a big rig would be like

Attending Truck Driving School Part I

by Rick Huffman

The beginning of my truck driving adventures started here with cdl school where I met an incredible variety of people looking to become truck drivers

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 7

by rbradyjohnsen

Well, it's been one week since Randy left for CDL training, and what a week it's been. It went by fast for him, it felt more like a month to me.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 6

by rbradyjohnsen

Nearly a week into CDL training and more students are dropping out of the class. It's a fast-paced truck driving school and not everyone will make it.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 5

by rbradyjohnsen

I can't believe my husband's been at truck driving school less than a week, it feels like a month. His CDL training has been fast-paced and tough.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 4

by rbradyjohnsen

Almost finished with the first week of truck driving school. The pace is quick and some people are struggling, while others are doing just fine.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 3

by rbradyjohnsen

The fast pace of CDL training at truck driving school continues as students continue to drop out of the program due to health and background issues.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 2

by rbradyjohnsen

The pace of CDL training at trucking school has started out very fast and it's been a tough adjustment in lifestyle for both my husband and myself.

Randy At Truck Driving School - Day 1

by rbradyjohnsen

Well, I spoke to Randy for nearly an hour last night about his first full day at truck driving school, and it was a 12-hour marathon starting at 7 am.

First Week of Company-Sponsored Schooling

by Wagonwheel

I've just completed my first week of truck driving school and what a week it has been! We covered backing, pre-trips, got our CDL permit, and more!

The First Week Of My CDL Training

by Adrian "Old Wolf" Nunenkamp

So finally I got into truck driving school and started the classroom phase. Some was fun, some was boring, but then we started the yard phase.

End Of My First Week of CDL School, Start of My First Blog

by Peter Jr

Well I finally did it! After a whole year of thinking about it, I decided it was time for me to dive head-first into over-the-road truck driving!

Our CDL Training Takes Us Outside to the Truck Backing Range

by Scott.P

Our CDL training at the end of week one has us out on the range backing up tractor trailers and doing pre-trip inspections.

Truck Driving School Days Two and Three: Our CDL Permit Test and DOT Physical

by Scott.P

Day two and day three of my truck driving school were filled with tests and more classroom time. This is a very fast paced course!

Truck Driving School: First Day at Central Refrigeration Training

by Scott.P

The first day of truck driving school isn't the most exciting, but it gave me a good idea of what I was in for!

My 4th and 5th Day of Truck Driving School - Passing My CDL Written Exams!

by TruckerMike

We just completed our first week of truck driving school and I passed the exam to get my permit! Let me tell you how it went.

CDL Training - My Third Day of Truck Driving School!

by TruckerMike

Day three in CDL school brought air brakes, a trip out to the truck to learn hands on, and anticipation of Friday's permit exam!

Golden Rules Of Trucking Safety: Speed and Following Distance

by TruckerMike

Two of the most important safety guidelines in the trucking industry involve proper speed for conditions and following distance.

CDL Training - My Second Day of Truck Driving School!

by TruckerMike

This is day to of our CDL training. We're documenting every day of truck driving school so you can follow along!

The Structure Of CDL Schooling: Four Weeks To My CDL

by TruckerMike

In my first day of CDL training they talked about the school structure and how we'll have our CDL license in just 4 weeks!

CDL Training - My First Day Of Truck Driving School!

by TruckerMike

The day has arrived! My first day of truck driving school and it was great! Let me tell you what it was all about.

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