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How Thanksgiving Without Truck Drivers Wouldn’t Be the Same

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with the family and give thanks to those who deserve it. Although it is difficult to thank everybody, you should at least thank a semi-truck driver for all the sacrifices they make to ensure your holiday is a good one. Without them, your Thanksgiving could look like […]

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Coping with Stressors While Working in the Truck Driving Industry

A truck driving job is definitely not for the faint of heart. This is especially true for those who struggle with stress. There are many factors that can make a truck driving job more stressful than most, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t healthy ways to cope with these feelings. Below are just a few […]

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Short Haul vs Long Distance Driving: What Kind of Driving Do You Want to Do?

When it comes to truck driving, there are a number of decisions you’ll be able to make which will determine the factors of your everyday life. One of the major decisions you’ll be able to make in the career is whether you’ll be making short hauls or long distance drives for your truck driving company. […]

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Breaking Negative Trucker Stereotypes

The Original Stereotype Back before the 90’s when the image of a trucker was still positive, many people thought of the drivers as practical heroes. Some even called them “Knights of the Highway,” whom could be trusted and adored. If a person was stranded on the road, they knew they could count on a driver […]

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10 Tips on Driving in Inclement Weather

Weather is constantly changing, which for a commercial driver may not always be the greatest. You could be traveling down a road with nothing but clear skies when suddenly a storm hits. This creates a strong hazard to you as a driver, and even your career if you were to wreck. In some areas, regardless […]

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What You Need to Know About Team Vs. Solo Truck Driving

When it comes to a profession in the truck driving industry, you have a lot of options. You’ll have a choice of what truck to drive, as well as the freight you’d like to haul. On top of this, you also have the ability to decide between solo and team driving. Ultimately, the choice comes […]

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Tips to Staying Alert When Traveling Long Distances

When it comes to having an unconventional job such as truck driving, you’ll be faced with a unique set of challenges. One of these is battling fatigue when driving long distances. We all know that it’s easy to get distracted and tired when driving, especially during long trips and when traveling at night. Luckily, there […]

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Truck Drivers

If you aren’t familiar with the trucking industry, it can almost seem like those who run it are an invisible force. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five informative, helpful, and amusing facts about truck drivers that you might not know. There Are A Lot of Them You see hundreds of trucks on the […]

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How You Can Work for Industry Professionals Like TMC or Maverick

At United Truck Driving School, we partner with some of the top professional companies in the industry. We do this to help our students with job placement upon graduation and the earning of their CDLs. We’re proud to work with these truck driving companies, whom our students are happy to be employed by once they […]

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Health and Driving: Your Truck Isn’t the Only Thing That Needs Maintenance

Much like the truck itself, getting from point A to point B can be rough if your health is in poor condition. This can be especially true if you are an over-the-road (OTR) driver that tackles the road for sometimes eleven hours straight. Before you make the trip, here are some things you need to […]

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