All About the CDL Learner’s Permit

September 7th, 2018 | Phoenix Truck Driving School Blog

It isn’t necessary to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL) permit before you attend truck driving school. In fact, a comprehensive program should prepare you to pass the written exam before you move on to on-the-road training. However, you should make sure you can meet the eligibility requirements to obtain the permit before you enroll more »

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Spotlight on the Military CDL Act of 2012

Six years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the Military Commercial Driver’s (CDL) License Act of 2012 into law with bipartisan support. The law provides a boost for former military members who are looking to get into commercial truck driving after completing their service to our country. Endorsed by both the American Trucking Association and the more »

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CB Terminology for Newbies

Citizens band (CB) radio is a short-wave radio service that is often used by long-haul truck drivers to communicate with each other. While many people associate CB radio with its short-lived popularity in the 1970s, it’s still a useful tool for truckers who want to alert each other to accidents, road construction, and other common more »

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Your Pre-and Post-Trip Inspection Checklist

Safety is the top priority in the trucking industry. When you become a professional driver, you’ll be expected to adhere to established regulations and standards, including the pre-and post-trip inspections. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established the criteria for these inspections. Your Pre-and Post-Trip Inspection Checklist After you’ve been driving a big more »

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FAQs and Answers About the HAZMAT Endorsement

Some commercial truck drivers qualify for additional endorsements on their CDL to become eligible for additional career opportunities. One of those endorsements is the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) endorsement. It’s a federal and state requirement for any commercial driver who wishes to transport hazardous materials, including gases, explosives, and flammable and combustible liquids. Could I be more »

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