Blog Posts for the ‘CDL Training’ Category

Mastering the Pre Trip Inspection Test — Advice from C1 Graduates

The pre-trip inspection is a crucial part of attending CDL training and becoming a truck driver. But it can give many people difficulties due to the sheer number of items that need to be checked and memorized. Fortunately, it’s not as overwhelming as it may seem at first glance! Thousands of students who come through [...]

4 Survival Tips for the First Week of Trucking School

We’ve heard from C1 Directors about what the first week of class is like, but what about the experience from students’ perspective? The first week of class is crucial to eventually getting a Class A CDL, so it’s important to really utilize the time spent with the classroom instructor and your peers. Here are 4 [...]

The First Big Test — Getting the Class A CDL Permit

Beginning a new career can be nerve-wracking, and sometimes it’s difficult to know what to expect when you get into a classroom for the first time in a decade or more. Today, I’m going to give you some insight on the first big hurdle students will encounter at CDL training — passing the written tests [...]

Ask Arthur: What’s the First Day of CDL Training Like at C1 Springfield?

After getting the go-ahead to attend CDL training at C1, incoming students wonder what to expect on the first day. Most students haven’t been in school for years, or even decades, so it can be a little intimidating to return to the school setting for three weeks. Today, I’m going to talk a little bit [...]

Truck Driver Appreciation Week GPS Giveaway at C1 Campuses

Truck Driver Appreciation week is fast approaching! Every year during Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we celebrate truck drivers for all the hard work they put into the jobs we as Americans tend to take for granted. Think about it — what would happen if there were no trucks? There would be no food on our [...]

IAACE GED Plus Program – Government Funded CDL Training in Indiana

* This is a guest post by Rick Curtis — C1 Truck Driver Training Operations Manager. * Several weeks ago, I was asked to be a featured speaker at the Indiana Association for Adult Continuing Education (IAACE) Conference at the French Lick Resort and Spa in southern Indiana. IAACE is an organization that encourages adult [...]

Video: Veteran CDL Training Programs in Springfield, Missouri

As a retired Navy person, and Director here at C1 Truck Driver Training, I get invited to participate in various activities designed to educate our Veterans on the programs and opportunities available for them out there.  Last Friday, I had the privilege to participate in a Veterans Resource Event at the University of Central Missouri.  [...]

How to Succeed During CDL Training – Learn From Your Mistakes

Many students are worried about completing CDL training when they first arrive. Perhaps they’re nervous about driving a vehicle with a manual transmission. There are any number of reasons why students are nervous. Today, I’m going to talk about how to succeed during your time at CDL training. First of all, you must listen to [...]

CDL Training During the Holidays – Why It’s a Good Idea

There are many things to consider as you ponder some tough decisions with respect to making big changes in your life. With the holiday season approaching, it makes it a little tougher to figure out the right way forward. Why would someone want to attend CDL training with the holiday season coming up? Sometimes you [...]

FAQ: Does CDL Training Require Experience Driving a Stick Shift?

I don’t have any experience in driving a stick shift vehicle or driving with a trailer. Will this be a problem during CDL training? – Joe L. Joe – In today’s world, there are many people who have never driven a motor vehicle that did not have an automatic transmission. But in almost 11 years, [...]