10 Top Paying Truck Driving Specialties for Commercial Truck Drivers

Commercial truck driving has generated major buzz with such TV shows as “Ice Road Truckers,” where drivers perform what may be the most dangerous truck driving in North America, traversing frozen lakes and navigating ice-clad roads in winter. Truck drivers with the skills to successfully deliver the goods under such conditions undoubtedly earn top dollar for their courage, but

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12 Killer Scholarships & Grants for Trade School Students

You might think that scholarships for trade school are hard to find. This is not the case; most states have vast listings of locally available scholarships, lending sources and grants that can be used for vocational schools. Finding an accredited, reputable trade school gets you part of the way to success; locking in a money

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What Are The Best Commercial Truck Driver Certifications to Have?

A differential on a tractor-trailer combination means something very different from a pay differential, but the two are oddly related. A truck’s differential can mean the transmission’s differential, or the power divider, which is another differential altogether. A pay differential? That is how much more a truck driver might be able to make with certain

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Commercial Truck Driver?

Becoming a commercial truck driver is a journey along a fascinating road with several important milestones along the way. Just as any regulated profession has basic entrance requirements, commercial truck driving has its Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) earned by passing road and written tests. The steps needed to earn the CDL are not always the same, just as

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5 Types of Truck Driving Jobs You Could Get With the Right Training

Predictably, there’s no single job description that could encompass a commercial truck driver’s job. With so many types of truck driving jobs available, there are as many job descriptions as there are drivers on the road. From working as a team to working alone, returning home every night to traveling the country for months at a time,

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How Much Does a Commercial Truck Driver Make?

An article in the New York Times last August pointed out the increasing pressure in the trucking industry to pay its drivers more. What one side of the discussion called a “driver shortage” is identified by others as “lagging pay.” In this atmosphere, well-trained commercial truck drivers are already seeing increases in wages as companies

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