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13 Reasons Why Truck Drivers Quit For Good

Truck drivers quit for a variety of reasons. Lets face it, truck driving is not for everyone. A lot of drivers see a glorified version of truck driving in movies or in their own head that is just flat out inaccurate.

Driving a truck is not a way to see the world or to get away from problems. If you want to see the world you should do it on your own time, not from the windshield of a truck. If you are trying to get away from problems they will eventually catch up with you again while you are on the road.

In this article I am going to explain the 13 most common reasons truck drivers quiet, especially new drivers.  If you contemplating becoming a truck driver make sure you think about the pros and cons of truck driving.
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31 Newbie Truck Driver Tips And Tricks You Need To Know

Follow this list of tips for newbie truck drivers and I can guarantee you that your first truck driving job will be much more pleasant. Even if you are an experienced driver you could learn a thing or two from this list too.

As with any job there is also a learning curve to driving a truck and being a truck driver. CDL school trains you to get your CDL but it doesn’t train you to be a truck driver. Being a newbie truck driver you will come across things that no class or trainer could train you for. This is called learning from experience.
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Tips For Passing The CDL Basic Control Skills Test With Ease


Passing the CDL Basic Control Skills Test is easy to do as long as you have practiced driving your commercial vehicle and know what the cone arrangements are going to be. In this article I will tell you everything you need to know about the CDL Basic Control Skills Test and what you need to do in order to pass the test on your first attempt.

I’m going to show you, with diagrams, what the cone layouts will be for each of the 6 driving maneuvers so you know exactly what to expect when you take the test.
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Drug And Alcohol Clearinghouse: 20 Things You Should Know

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is an electronic database containing the alcohol and drug violations of commercial vehicle drivers. It is set to go into effect on January 06, 2020 and will be a federal program that centralizes alcohol and drug violations by driver CDL numbers.

The rule requires, by law, that motor carriers, medical review officers, third party administrators, and substance abuse professionals to report all information about commercial vehicle drivers for the following:

1. Test positive for drugs or alcohol
2. Refuse drug and alcohol testing
3. Undergo the return to duty drug and alcohol rehab process.

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CDL Requirements By State: Websites And Manuals

Looking for CDL requirements for your specific state? I have everything that you need here, free access to your states CDL manual and links to each states official CDL website.  I can’t stress how important it is that you are familiar with your state CDL manual. The state manual has all the information you need regarding CDL testing, applying, and procedures for your specific state. Whether you are in Texas or Illinois you will be able to easily get the CDL information you need.
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