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It's not easy being a new driver, but that's why all of us at CDLLIFE along with our community of followers are here to help. In this section of our site new truck drivers can find step-by-step guides, knowledgeable articles, and tips and advice from veteran drivers on how to successfully navigate your first year as a new truck driver.

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Step 2: What you need to understand before becoming a CDL driver

  This article is step 2 in our multi-step Beginner's Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above...

Step 3: How much do truck drivers make?

How much do truck drivers make and what can truck drivers expect to make in their first year? This article is step 3 in our multi-step Beginner’s...
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Step 4: What Truck Drivers Love About Their Jobs

This week, we asked drivers to list three things they like/love about their jobs. This is what they said.

Step 5: Different types of truck driving jobs

This article is step 5 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...
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Step 6: Different types of trucking companies

This article is step 6 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...

Step 7: How do I get my CDL?

This article is step 7 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...

Step 8: Trucking Driving School vs. Paid CDL Training

This article is step 8 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...
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Step 9: How to avoid failing your CDL training

This article is step 9 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...
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Step 11: Trucking companies that hire with no experience

This article is step 11 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...
Question to Ask your driver recruiter

Step 12: 100 questions all drivers should ask their driver recruiter

This article is step 12 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...
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Step 13: New Driver Starter Kit

What do you think of this driver's list of recommendations for new drivers?
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Step 14: Shopping list for new drivers

This article is step 14 in our multi-step Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a CDL Driver. To read the entire guide follow the link above to...
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Step 15: Make Sure You Are Prepared For Orientation

It is now time for orientation. Are you sure you are prepared to go?
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Teen Trucker Bill Moves Forward In House

Last night, the House of Representatives voted down an amendment that would lower the minimum age of interstate truckers from 21 to 18.The amendment...
Mandatory TAT Training In Ohio

Mandatory Human Trafficking Training For Ohio Truck Drivers

Ohio has become the first state to require CDL drivers to receive training on preventing and reporting human trafficking.Starting in January 2016, all new...