New Driver

It’s not easy being a new driver, but that’s why all of us at CDLLife are here to help. Here, new truck drivers can find step-by-step guides, helpful articles and advice from veteran drivers about how to successfully navigate your first year as a new truck driver.

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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...

Step 13: New Driver Starter Kit

What do you think of this driver's list of recommendations for new drivers?
shopping list

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...
Prepare for Orientation

Step 15: Make Sure You Are Prepared For Orientation

It is now time for orientation. Are you sure you are prepared to go?
House of Representatives

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...
Luxury Or Rough Life Article

Living Over The Road — Luxury Or Rough Life?

I don’t think I would ever call living on the road a luxury. I would call it a lifetime vacation with pay, but know that a LOT of hard work comes along with all of that! I also don’t think I would call it too rough of a life, but it can be a very trying life to live and it just isn’t for everyone!
LinkedIn for Trucking Job Search

Is LinkedIn A Good Way To Find A New Trucking Job?

Many truck drivers never even consider LinkedIn as a way to get their next job, but there are several advantages and disadvantages you should consider before you use this social networking tool.
CRST Split Sleeper

CRST Asks FMCSA For Split Sleeper Berth Periods

CRST Expedited has requested an exemption from the FMCSA that would allow its drivers the flexibility to split their 10-hour sleeper berth period.
Should You Lease Purchase

Lease Purchase: Things To Be Aware Of Before You Sign On The Dotted Line!

Be aware of what you are getting into with a company lease. The following are some things to be aware of when considering doing a lease or a lease purchase.
Family Seperation Survey

Family Separation Study

The goal of the study is to help design prevention-oriented programs to assist families in advance of these often stressful periods of separation.
Ms Manners Space

Ms. Manners: Space Is High-Priced

Space is a high priced commodity on our highways these days. Cars often slide across or bumpers leaving less than a car length between us.
Ms Manners A Day In The Life

Ms. Manners: A Day In The Life On The Road

Every day we are on the road in some state in some other city. Going down the road, just trying to get to OUR destination and deliver the load.
Great Lakes Truck Driving School 1

Over 3,000 Positions Available At Great Lakes Job Fair

Great Lakes Truck Driving School is proud to announce its 2015 Annual Job Fair. Over 65 companies, such as, FedEx Ground, Ohio Department of Transportation, Giant Eagle, Superior Beverage, YRC, and Schneider, just to name a few, will be in attendance to fill an immediate need for truck drivers, equipment operators, and oil and gas workers.
Russian CDL Scam

CDL Scammers Targeting Russian Speakers Arrested

Florida authorities announced that they have uncovered a scam that helped over 600 people get CDLs without proper training or even a basic understanding of the English language.
7 Types Of Dispatchers You've Probably Run Into

Ms. Manners: Private Calls Should Not Be Shared

A phone call is a personal conversation between you and whoever is on the other end.

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