Career Decisions
 
Freedom of the Open Road
By Jack Humphrey , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 4/24/2007

For many, the appeal of the open road is one of most important factors in the decision to become a professional truck driver. Unlike a lot of jobs, truck drivers lead a more independent lifestyle, traveling the country and getting paid for it. Sure, ... Read More

Truck Driving - A Good Career Decision
By Gus Murray , Driver Recruiter & Special Contributor
Article last updated on 2/14/2007

Are you trying to decide if a becoming a truck driver is a good career decision? Consider this:Trucking is the backbone of American industry. Over 9.5 million people are employed in the trucking industry, including 3 million drivers. In fact, roughly ... Read More

Former NFL Player Loves His Truck Driving Career
By Howard Stihlman , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 5/8/2007

This article orginally appeared on ESPN.com's "Where Are They Now" Feature.  I think it illustrates the widespread appeal of trucking.  People from all walks of life are finding success and enjoyment with truck driving c ... Read More

How To Get Rolling in a Trucking Career
By Jack Humphrey , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 3/10/2009

A truck driving career has lots of great rewards: high earning potential, the ability to see the country, unmatched job stability, and the opportunity to provide a better standard of living for your family. So it’s no surprise that the demand for tru ... Read More

Queen of the Road
By Tracy Trickle , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 6/27/2007

When most people think of your stereotypical truck driver, they probably imagine a big, burly man somewhere in his 40s. But times are changing in the trucking industry, and so is the face of the average American trucker. Today, thousands of women aro ... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Truck Driving
By Gus Murray , Driver Recruiter & Special Contributor
Article last updated on 3/10/2009

So many times I’ve been asked by someone looking to get into trucking, “What are the benefits that a truck driving career has to offer?” And just as much, I get asked “What are the worst parts about a trucking job?” So, I’ve compiled a list of jus ... Read More

Truck Driver Demand
 
The Retiring of the Road Warrior
By Gus Murray , Driver Recruiter & Special Contributor
Article last updated on 6/22/2007

We all know there’s a shortage of over-the-road truck drivers. It’s been the same story year after year. But now, some new research shows that the graying of America will have a huge impact on the over-the-road truck driver labor pool. Beginning in 2 ... Read More

Trucking Industry Sees Red-Hot Growth in Indiana
By Biff McGee , Guest Columnist
Article last updated on 2/12/2008

New Study Cites Red-Hot Job Growth For Truck Drivers in Midwestern State According to a recent study by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, truck driving ranks third among the highest-demanded j ... Read More

Special Feature Report
 
How to Choose a CDL Training School
By Mac Longacre , Veteran Truck Driver & Staff Writer
Article last updated on 9/18/2008

I get asked this question a lot – “How do I choose a truck driving school?” For many people, one of the hardest career decisions they will make is where to get training. There are a lot of options when it comes to learning to drive a truck. There are ... Read More

USA Truck Rewards Driver with $20,000 Check
By Jack Humphrey , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 8/23/2007

 USA Truck has announced the winner of their 2006 Driver Referral Contest. Donald Green, this years’ contest winner, got to choose between a brand new Chevrolet Silverado and $20,000. Green’s family, friends, and coworkers were present during th ... Read More

Clark Gray of P.A.M. Transportation Receives TCA Clare Casey Safety Award
By Jack Humphrey , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 12/4/2008

USATruckDrivingSchools.com is an strong advocate of quality, safety-conscience CDL training.  It's nice to see one of our featured trucking company winners when the trucking industry's most prestigious safety award.  Congratulations Cl ... Read More

Highway Watch Helps Truckers Protect America
By Howard Stihlman , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 8/23/2007

It’s no secret that trucks move America. From the foods we eat to the clothes we wear, almost every product we need to survive gets to us with help from the trucking industry. But what would happen if trucks were stopped because of a terrorist atta ... Read More

C1 Truck Driver Training – Indianapolis Hosts Transportation Job Fair
By Carla Hamilton , A Trucker's Wife
Article last updated on 9/18/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE C1 Truck Driver Training – Indianapolis Hosts Transportation Job Fair INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., August 28, 2007 – The Indianapolis Star newspaper and CareerBuilder.com, along with the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA), h ... Read More

Trucker Tribute "Down the Road" Video Released
By Gus Murray , Driver Recruiter & Special Contributor
Article last updated on 12/4/2008

Mouse over for video controls Truck drivers are some of the most unsung heroes in America today. However, independent rock artist Rob Anthony feels that the life of a truck driver is definitely something worth singing about, and has ... Read More

P.A.M. Transport Leading the Way Down 'Greener' Roads
By Biff McGee , Guest Columnist
Article last updated on 9/18/2008

Everyone knows the effect that today’s pollution will have on tomorrow’s environment, and it’s no secret that responsible companies are starting to realize that protecting our world can do more than just help their bottom line. Since 2004, the t ... Read More

Amid Trucking Job Scams, Successful Driver Recruiting Firm Builds Program On Trust
By Biff McGee , Guest Columnist
Article last updated on 12/4/2008

Over the last several months, countless trucking schools and hard-working people have been scammed out of money by con artists. At USA Truck Driving Schools, we want all of our readers to have the best information when making a decision to start ... Read More

The World of Truck Drivers
 
Understanding Trucker Talk
By Tracy Trickle , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 8/23/2007

Almost every group of people around the world has a special language: a way to communicate that only its members understand. The truck driving industry is no different. Although it may sound funny to the average person, driving a ‘bobtail’ or making ... Read More

Interesting News Around The Trucking Industry
 
C1 Little Rock: Driving Kids to Learn Through Newspapers
By Biff McGee , Guest Columnist
Article last updated on 9/18/2008

In a unique partnership with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, C1 Truck Driver Training in Little Rock has agreed to become a Diamond Sponsor of the national Newspapers in Education program.   The Newspapers in Education program provides newsp ... Read More

USA Truck Names Cliff Beckham New CEO
By Mac Longacre , Veteran Truck Driver & Staff Writer
Article last updated on 12/4/2008

USA Truck announced Friday, August 10, that Cliff Beckham has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer and has also been elected to the Board of Directors.  New USA Truck CEO Cliff BeckhamBeckman, who previously served as USA’s C ... Read More

ATA Announces National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
By Tracy Trickle , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 12/4/2008

Truck driving can be one of the most thankless jobs in America. Truckers bring us the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the medical supplies we need, but they don’t come close to earning the salary of a professional athlete or the respect of a do ... Read More

Averitt Express Donates $1.5 Million Endowment to St. Jude
By Biff McGee , Guest Columnist
Article last updated on 9/18/2008

Being stricken with a disease such as cancer is devastating to any person, but it is especially saddening when it happens to a child. For this reason, members of the trucking community have gone to great lengths to help sick kids and their families m ... Read More

Driver Solutions Lends a Helping Hand to Sick Kids in Need
By Jack Humphrey , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 9/18/2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 26 -- The holiday season is an exciting time for people all across the country, as lights, carols, and presents lift the spirits of young and old. But for some families, this time of year is just another period when they will pray ... Read More

C1 Truck Driver Training Announces New Name for CDL Testing Division
By Tracy Trickle , Staff Writer
Article last updated on 9/18/2008

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Dec. 31 – ProSafe CDL, a third-party CDL skills testing site licensed by the state of Indiana, announced today it will begin operating under its new name. The company formerly operated as a separate division of Indianapolis-based ... Read More


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