CDL Training Resources & Trucking Career News
Helpful Information About Truck Driving Careers
Check out this selection of articles below to learn more about career choices and how to prepare for in-demand job opportunities within the trucking industry. Then, when you’re ready to get started with your CDL Training, give us a call! Contact us at 619-345-3676 if you are interested in our San Diego Campus, or call 951-344-4827 if you would like to know more about our Riverside Campus.
Should I Drive OTR or Local?
Updated September, 2020 When you become a truck driver, a lot of opportunities become available to you. One of the first decisions you will have to make is whether you want to be an OTR driver or a local driver. Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of each option will help you to make an informed choice. OTR … Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Over-the-Road and Local Trucking”
What Happens if You have a Record in the Trucking Industry
The truck driving industry is alive and well! In fact, there are shortages of people going into the truck driving profession. Obtaining a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with a felony is actually possible in most states. As David Weedmark writes for Legal Beagle, unless the felony was committed while operating a vehicle, in most states, … Continue reading “Will a Felony Keep You from Getting a CDL?”
A Career Change into Trucking is a Family Affair!
Making any career change is a big decision to matter what point in your career you’re in. The same is true for deciding to become a professional truck driver! As a truck driver, you may be required to spend extended periods of time out on the road. Because of this, you may need to get … Continue reading “Getting Your Family On-Board With Your CDL Training”
Stay Entertained With These Trucking Podcasts!
It’s no secret going on the road is full of long stretches of time where you need something to listen to. As a long-haul truck driver, you may find yourself out on the road for a week or more. Listening to music can become a little boring after a while and you may be in … Continue reading “5 Awesome Podcasts for Truck Drivers”
Training Doesn't End With CDL School
Updated May 2022, What happens now? You’ve finished your CDL training and are ready to start your new career in trucking. Here are the next steps to becoming a full-fledged Class A certified truck driver. The next steps after CDL training are: Pass the State CDL Exam Sign with a Carrier Company training Drive Solo Now, … Continue reading “What Happens After CDL Training?”
Your Financial Aid Options at United Truck Driving School
Updated February 2020 Interested in getting your Commercial Drivers License (CDL) but not sure how to finance your CDL training? Good news–many CDL schools offer ways to help you pay for your CDL training! Find out how you can reach your goals with the financial assistance offered at United Truck Driving School. Government Financial Aid … Continue reading “Ways To Pay For CDL School”