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Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles worker accused in CDL bribe scheme

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) recently arrested a driver's licensing worker for allegedly issuing fraudulent Commercial Learner's Permits (CLPs) and Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs)

VIDEO: Load securement tips according to trucker Tik Tok

Trucker Tik Tok has some load securement tips and tricks for new drivers or those just looking for a little refresher. 

This video breaks down why U.S. truckers feel frustrated and unappreciated

This video provides users with an eye-opening look at the challenges of working in the trucking industry in 2022.

WATCH: YouTube stars with no trucking experience try to drive big rigs

Get ready to grind your teeth a little as YouTube content creators "The Try Guys" test their (nonexistent) trucking skills.

Mississippi DOT program to provide CDL training for the homeless

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced a new program designed to help people experiencing homelessness to find careers in the transportation...

Video shows you the unwritten rules of what NOT to do at the truck...

This video delivers a load of truck stop etiquette that's great for newer drivers.

Eye-opening video gives you a lesson on how the U.S. Interstate system works

ver wonder how the U.S. interstates that you drive on every day got their name? This quick and informative video breaks down the "interstate's forgotten code" to show viewers how the roadways were built and named.

FMCSA rolls out Training Provider Registry as new driver training standards go into effect

On Monday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) debuted an online database of registered driver training providers as new entry-level driver training standards go into effect.

Teen truck drivers ‘to the rescue’ in video report

This week, a major newsmagazine looked at how teenagers are being trained to drive big rigs amid a legislative push to allow drivers under 21 years of age to operate interstate.

Trucking school expansion aimed at getting “young people and people of all nations, colors,...

A North Carolina Trucking School recently upgraded their facilities in order to accommodate the students who will lead a new generation of...

After 48 years, trucker training school suspends operations, citing pandemic unemployment benefits as cause

An Ohio truck driver training school will be discontinuing services after nearly 50 years due to struggles associated with the COVID-19 crisis, company leaders say.

Watch as dad teaches teen daughter how to drive a truck

A sixteen year old fourth generation farmer gets a truck driving lesson from her dad in this new video.

Truckers, do you have a ‘buddy plan?’ If not, this might convince you.

A recent Facebook post provides truckers with potentially life-saving advice about building a safety network while you're out on the road.
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What’s the difference between truck driving school and paid CDL training?

Trying to decided between attending a truck driving school or signing up with a trucking company directly might be a challenging decision. Either option has merits and both options will put you on the right track for advancing your career.

WATCH: Industry expert explains freight broker vs. dispatcher in under two minutes

Ever had someone in your life ask you to explain the difference between a freight broker and a dispatcher? This clip is...

What you need to understand before becoming a CDL driver

So you are thinking about becoming a professional truck driver. While being a truck driver is an honorable, noble profession, there are many things–...