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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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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

Safety Tips For Summer Driving

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.
Residents In Three U.S. Towns Oppose Truck Stops

Don’t Become A Victim Of A Scammer

By Heidi O. It is that time of year again where scammers start to prey on the trustworthiness of the nation’s truck drivers. Don’t fall...

How To Climb A Grade Without Overheating

A couple of weeks ago as I was heading out of town with my load, going east on California Hwy 58 over Tehachapi grade, the all-too-familiar site of trucks, at least one every time, on the side of the road, overheating. What can we do to prevent this?

Free, Online Practice CDL Tests

Here's a list of sites that offer free, online practice CDL tests.
New Driver Checklist

A New Driver’s Packing List

If you're a new driver, and about to head out on the road for the first time, it may be difficult to think of everything you'll need. Here's a packing list to make the process a little easier!

Ms. Manners: Frustrating Communication With Dispatch

For company drivers - and really any driver, the hardest part of your job, and is what makes or breaks a company, is the communication or lack of communication between the driver and dispatch or whoever they decide your go-to guy is, mine is dispatch.

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