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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween – On and Off the Road

Halloween is a special day of the year that many people young and old get excited about. For truck drivers, Halloween can happen two ways: on the road or at home. Halloween poses more dangers than scary masks and fake blood, so you need to stay safe no matter where you are. Here are some […]

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5 Reasons to Appreciate Truck Drivers

September 8-14 is known as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). It happens every year and includes events around the nation to show appreciation for America’s truck drivers. At United Truck Driving School, we are proud to train the next generation of truck drivers, and every week for us is truck driver appreciation week! But […]

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What to Consider When Trucking with Your Dog



Trucking with your dog can be a lot of fun, but it also requires a lot of responsibility. Before taking the road trip together, take a look at the different things you should consider. Why You Should Bring Your Dog Along for the Ride They Keep You Happy Having a canine companion with you on […]

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How Truck Drivers Can Know They’re In the Right Career

Many Americans struggle with the question of whether they’ve made the correct choice in their career. For some, it’s a matter of a job not being a good fit. For others, it’s a bad boss or unpleasant coworkers. How can truck drivers know they’ve made the right move in entering a profession in the transportation […]

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Tired of Truck Stop Food? Tips For Cooking On the Road

It’s easy but greasy. What is it? Fast food, of course. It can be incredibly tempting to subsist off of whatever you find at the truck stop, but this kind of diet is hard on a trucker’s body. Top off an unhealthy diet with sitting and driving for hours on end, and you have a […]

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There Is a Shortage of Truck Drivers – Here’s Why

In the last year alone, there was a shortage of over 50,000 truck drivers. Americans may have felt the repercussions of this in the form of delayed deliveries and a spike in shipping prices or even product prices. Truckers are working as hard as they can to deliver goods, but some feel limited by recent […]

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Gift Ideas for the Truck Driver in Your Life

We all know that the holiday season is really about spending time with loved ones, but when you love a truck driver, much of their time is spent away from you. Giving a present that will help them on the road is a meaningful way to show the truck driver in your life that you […]

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So You’re a Truck Driver. Now What? 5 Tips to Survive Your First Year

Congratulations! You just earned your CDL and became a professional truck driver. Now that you’ve joined the ranks of America’s highway heroes, you’re probably excited. However, there will be a lot of challenges in your first year as a rookie. Plan for Challenging Schedules Since drivers who have been driving for a company for years […]

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THE 5 MOST DANGEROUS STATES TO DRIVE IN

Every trucker knows not every state is the same when it comes to driving. Some are relatively easy to drive through, while others will have you screaming and slamming your steering wheel in frustration. Whether the problem is distracted driving or people being reckless with their speed, certain states are actually considered more dangerous to […]

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Fighting Boredom for the Long Haul

Although time seems to enter a different dimension when you embark on long journeys down the highway, there are definitely a few things that one can do while driving in order to help pass the time. Although we’re sure you’ve figured out a few on your own, below are some great activities that are safe […]

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Now more than ever, new truck drivers are needed to keep our country going. UTDS is committed to maintaining safe facilities for our students, faculty and staff. In addition to practicing hand washing and social distancing, other steps we are taking in response to the pandemic include daily sanitizing in common areas, per person sanitizing of our trucks, and wearing masks in all common areas. We understand that many are concerned about COVID-19 safety, and we want to make sure our students can receive excellent CDL training in a safe environment.