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Factors Affecting Job Placement In The Trucking Industry

This article covers the major factors that will affect your ability to find work in the trucking industry. Learn about criminal history, alcohol related violations, drug and alcohol testing, driving record, employment history, physical health, age, and different truck driving school scenarios.

Understanding Pre-Hire Letters: The What, Why, And How Of This Important Step

Learn what a pre-hire letter is and how to get one to increase your chances of getting a truck driving job. Get tips on how to apply for pre-hires, such as being honest and completing applications online. Pre-hire letters are an invitation to orientation, which is a pre-requisite to employment.

The Sleep Apnea Witch Hunt

Truckers with a BMI of 35 or more are being targeted in the 2012 Sleep Apnea witch hunt. Learn the symptoms, triggers, and who is behind the push for sleep apnea testing. Understand the money associated with sleep apnea and the potential risks for truck drivers.

Financing Options For Truck Driving School

This article provides an overview of the various financing options available to help you afford truck driver training. Grants, loans, and company-sponsored training are all options to consider, as well as tuition reimbursement after you complete training.

What You Need To Know Before Choosing A Truck Driving School

When choosing a truck driving school, consider factors such as drive time, quality of training, job placement, and the quality of instructors. Understand the importance of each factor and do your research to make the best decision.

In This Economy, The Cream Is Rising To The Top

The trucking industry was thrown into a tough spot with the new economy. While some companies are struggling, there is still a large amount of job availability for those who know where to look. Follow the advice in this article to stay ahead of this ever-changing market.

Preparing For Your Profession In Truck Driving

Truck driving is a special profession that is not for everyone. Learn about the two assumptions about truck driving, the difficulty of finding local work, and the pros and cons of getting your CDL on your own, through company-sponsored training, or through a private or public school.

CDL Training in Illinois - Illinois Secretary of State Certified Schools

Students should research any CDL training school they are considering and make sure they are certified by the Illinois Secretary of State. Advantages include curriculum approved by the state, experienced and certified instructors, and on-site testing.

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