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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New Drivers Ms Manners

Ms. Manners: New Drivers

The new drivers out here today have it harder than, say - someone who has been mentored.
18 Year Old CDL

New Bill Would Allow 18-Year-Olds To Drive Interstate

Last week, a new bill was introduced in the Senate to study the effects of allowing 18-year-olds to drive trucks across state borders.

Ms. Manners: Information, Stories, Humor & Maybe A Song

I love going down the road listening in to a couple of guys talking. It was the original xm radio. You got stories, humor, news, and an occasional song.
Please Take Heed And Share The Road

Please Take Heed and Share With All Vehicle Drivers You Know

To put all of that in perspective, the average car weighs approximately 4,000 pounds, which means the coil is approximately 12 cars total in weight. All the time, truckers have people riding along side of their trailers when they haul these steel coils. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT ride alongside of the trailer if you value your life.
Magic Cook: Cook Without Using Electricity or Battery

Magic Cook: Cook Without Using Electricity or Battery

This is an item every truck driver could benefit from and would be great to have on hand in an emergency situation!
How To Make A Homemade Air Conditionervideo

How To Make A Homemade Air Conditioner

If you're looking for a way to keep cool this summer but can't idle or your APU isn't working, check out these homemade air conditioners-- they're cheap and easy to make and they work really well!
10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Cab

10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Cab

Have you made your truck a nice home away from home? Share a picture of your cab with us!
Are You Placing Your Warning Triangles Properly?

Ms. Manners: One Of Those Days

Today was one of those days, and I found myself broken down on the side of the road. So there I am with my flashers on, with my three triangles properly placed and the hood open.
Time Management Shawn Brownvideo

VIDEO: Trucking Tip, Time Management

Driver, Shawn Brown has taken the time to lay out some helpful time management tips for new drivers.
Route Planning Map

Do You Plan Your Route Properly?

Confirm the route, BEFORE you take off, with your paper Atlas. This is the BEST resource a Trucker can keep on the truck.
CDL Scam

Man Gets Two Years In Prison For CDL Test Scam

A Brooklyn court ordered that a man spend two years in prison for his role in a widespread CDL test fraud scheme, citing a...
5 Tips To Prevent Truck Tire Blowouts In Extreme Heat

Summer Gear Recommendations For Truck Drivers

The weather is heating up, and summer is just around the corner. Here are some great items to help you beat the heat, stay cool and comfortable this summer.
Summer Driving Tips

These tips will keep you trucking safely through the summer

Before starting your route in the summer heat, you may want to think about completing the following checklist:

Ms. Manners: Communication?

Why is it that we have stopped using the C.B. Radio? It is the ONLY way for truckers to communicate with each other.

Ms. Manners: Safety, Really?

I'm all for safety so, from a truck drivers point of view: Here are one or two things that I think would make for a safer highway.

Starting Out: CDL School

Making the decision to become a truck driver isn’t easy. It’s a different way of life. Before hitting the road, you’ll face one more challenge: getting your CDL.

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