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.

  • Drive Safe Act words on a road way.

    According to the American Trucking Association, the trucking industry has dealt with a driver shortage in the industry for over 15 years now. Given that 70% of all the goods we use are transported on the highway, this shortage poses risks to the supply chain as we know it. One major cause of the shortage […]

  • Trucking vlogs video screen.

    At the end of a tough day, what a commercial truck driver sometimes needs is a good laugh over the same mistakes they used to make or someone to commiserate with over the same mistakes they still make…or better yet, someone to show them how to avoid those mistakes in the first place. Truck driving […]

  • 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 […]