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Getting Behind the Wheel of a Big Rig: How to Land a Trucking Job

by Melissa Crumish on

To become a commercial driver you need more than a driver’s license and a love for the open road. Like any career, it requires careful planning and consideration. Step 1: Decide on a Truck Driving Category Before rushing to your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to apply for a commercial drivers license (CDL), take time […]

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Want to Do Even More with Your CDL? CDL Classes and Endorsements by Alicia Sparks on

Getting a commercial driver license (CDL) is similar to getting a regular driver license. Sure, the process is a little more involved, but overall there’s requirements, studying, permits, testing, and, well, more testing to consider. Also similar to a regular driver license, a CDL offers different classes and endorsements. These help drivers broaden their employment […]

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How to Apply for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement by Melissa Crumish on

Since 9/11, more scrutiny has been given to the application process for the hazardous material endorsement (HazMat). This is not because materials have become more hazardous, but because the threat of potential rogue drivers has increased. In addition to state requirements, potential applicants must also meet federal requirements. HazMat Endorsement Requirements Below is what you […]

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How to Prepare for the CDL Test by Nadia Ibanez on

Whether you are thinking about joining the commercial driver workforce or are required to take the test because of your current job, prepping for the commercial drivers license (CDL) test is a crucial part of applying for your CDL. What to Expect on the CDL Test The test consists of two parts: A written test […]

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Why Pay to Take a Drivers License Practice Test by Melissa Crumish on

Before first-time drivers can get behind the wheel of a moving car, they must first obtain a learners permit. This requires passing a drivers license written test, or what some call a knowledge exam. This test features a series of multiple choice questions (the exact number varies with state, but usually in the 20 to […]

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How to Prepare for a CDL Permit Exam by Melissa Crumish on

To practice driving for an eventual commercial drivers license (CDL) you first need to obtain a commercial drivers instruction permit (CDIP). You cannot practice driving a rig with just regular drivers license. Before studying, make sure you’re eligible to obtain a CDL. In most states you’ll need to meet the following requirements: You’re at least […]

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