TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL BLOG

Tips and Insights into the Truck Driving Industry

View any of the articles below to learn more about trucking career opportunities and how to prepare for an in-demand career in transportation.

  • A white 6-class truck.

    *This blog post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated according to industry standards. The law states that trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 lbs. requires a CDL to drive. Trucks in the Department of Transportation’s Class 6 don’t really fit that mold, but it doesn’t mean you […]

  • A truck driver getting a physical exam.

    The DOT exam is a physical exam performed on would-be truck drivers by DOT approved medical team members. To be allowed to drive a commercial vehicle weighing in at over 10,000 lbs, you must complete and pass this physical. Truckers must then be able to continually pass every two years to be able to keep […]

  • Wheels of a large commercial truck.

    Not all Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) are the same. Two of the most common types of licenses are a Class A CDL and a Class B CDL. The different classes of a CDL allow you to drive different types of commercial vehicles. Determining which Commercial Drivers License is best for you, is your first step […]

  • Truck driver on the phone asking questions.

    While attending truck driver training school at Georgia Driving Academy, you will meet with several trucking companies looking to hire new drivers. Whether you are interested in local, regional, or national (over-the-road – OTR) driving, you will want to make sure you know what each carrier has to offer before you sign a contract. Finding […]

  • The trucking industry is full of different types of companies with different driver needs. The industry is experiencing a lot of growth at the moment with a lot of exciting new opportunities. But as with any business or industry, every job is not the best fit for every person. Don’t give up on the career […]

  • A commercial truck driver in the cab of his truck driving down a country road.

    Truck drivers in America in high demand at this time as there are ~60,000 positions open throughout the US with many more set to become available in the coming years. These job openings mean job security for those getting into the trucking industry in the decades to come. As consumer demand grows, so will the […]