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Blind Spots on a Truck and 3 Dangers They Present [Infographic]

One of the very first things you learn during CDL training is where your blind spots are located. While all vehicles have blind spots, the ones on a semi truck are much larger than those on your typical 4-wheel passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, many motorists are unaware of where these spots on semis are located and [...]

3 Tips for Saving Money on the Road as a Truck Driver

Author Bio: Mark Kinsel is the big cheese over at Driver Solutions and a 19-year-veteran of the trucking industry. He’s been trying his hand at writing a lot lately, and has penned quite a bit of work for Great CDL.   For truckers everywhere, saving money on the road is important. Anyone with proper truck driver [...]

How Big is the Trucking Industry? Statistics About Truck Driving

The trucking industry is a huge sector of the American economy, but often doesn’t get the recognition or respect it deserves. The phrase, “If you bought it, a truck brought it” could not be more true, but many people don’t stop to think about where we’d be if trucks weren’t on the road! So…trucks are [...]

What Are The C1 Truck Driver Training Directors Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is coming up in just a few short days and it’s time to pause and reflect on 2012 for a moment. We asked our group of C1 Truck Driver Training directors to share some of the things they’re most thankful for this year. Here’s what they had to say! John Triplett – Director of [...]

Get to Know the C1 Truck Driving School Directors

You may have seen posts from them on the truck driving blog, but who exactly are the directors of each C1 Truck Driver Training campus? Today, I’m going to take a minute and introduce you to each of them! Keep reading for a summary of each truck driving school director as well as links to [...]

Video: What If I Fail CDL training?

Upon arriving at truck driving school, many students worry about the possibility of failing CDL training. This is a common concern and the instructors at C1 know exactly what you’re going through.  In fact, many have been in your same position as a student and some even attended C1 prior to joining the staff as [...]

Video: 6 Reasons to Start a Truck Driving Job

Many people enter the trucking industry for similar reasons. Maybe they grew up around trucks. Or maybe the bad economy is hitting them hard and they need a source of income ASAP. We asked C1 training instructors to share some of the popular reasons why people choose to begin a truck driving job. Watch the [...]

Video: 12 Truck Driving School Tips Straight From C1 Students

Beginning truck driving school can be an overwhelming experience for some students at first.  After all, operating an 18-wheeler with a big diesel engine isn’t exactly easy.  To help you prepare, we talked with some students and asked them to share their top tips for making the  most of your time at truck driving school. [...]

Are You Going to Fail Your First CDL Test?

If you’re like many students at truck driving school, it’s been a long time since you’ve been in a classroom setting.  It could even be that the last time you took any type of true “test” was way back in high school – isn’t it crazy how time flies?  I don’t need to tell you [...]