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When you were earning your CDL at truck driving school, you probably couldn’t wait to get on the road and earn that first paycheck! So, it can be shocking to learn that life on the road has its stressors too. Any career transition can be stressful, particularly when the new job has a great deal more »

The post Tips for Dealing with Stress as a New Driver appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Long-distance trucking is financially rewarding, but it does require truckers to be away from home for long periods of time. It can be tricky to nurture relationships when a trucker is in the family, but it’s definitely possible. The following tips can help. Making Time for Your Partner Your home time is precious, but there more »

The post Maintaining Healthy Relationships as a Long-Distance Trucker appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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For truck drivers, staying in shape on the road can be a real challenge. Along with keeping up a healthy diet, you’ll need to find ways to get in some exercise. Not only will regular exercise help you stay fit, but it will also keep you from feeling cramped and fatigued while you’re driving. Here more »

The post Tips for Exercising on the Road appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Even if you’re thinking of becoming a commercial truck driver, you may not have considered the possibilities of team driving. Team driving simply means that you are sharing driving duties with another driver who accompanies you on your runs. These are some of the reasons you may want to consider going into team driving: You’re more »

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As a truck driver, your most important point of contact with the company you’re working for is the dispatcher. The dispatcher’s role is to manage the movement of freight. To do this job efficiently, dispatchers try to reduce the number of miles that a truck is driven while empty. They also try to schedule drivers more »

The post What You Need to Know About Working with Your Dispatcher appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Did you know that sleep deprivation can cause the same level of impairment behind the wheel as intoxication? As a professional truck driver, your number one concern is safety, and sleep is an essential part of promoting safety on the roads. As you gain more experience, you’ll settle into a sleeping routine that works best more »

The post Getting Enough Rest as an Over-the-Road Truck Driver appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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When you start a new career as a professional truck driver, you can look forward to incredible scenic views across the country. Many people never get to experience the thrill of driving a powerful big rig alongside oceans, through valleys, and over mountains. Just remember that safety takes priority over enjoying the views. This is more »

The post Mountain Driving 101 appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Your exciting new career on the road awaits you, and truck driving school will teach you everything you need to know about handling a big rig and passing the CDL exam. But there’s still a bit of a learning curve with regard to on-the-job training. Many veteran truckers remember their first year as being the more »

The post A Guide to Your First Year on the Road appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Any commercial truck driver can encounter hazardous weather. If you’re driving a local route in Arizona, for instance, you may encounter a serious dust storm. But if you’re an over the road (OTR) trucker, you need to be prepared for a wide range of severe weather hazards—from freezing rain and intense cold to dust storms more »

The post What Truckers Need to Know About Dealing with Severe Weather appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Personal hygiene is something that the average American takes for granted. But when you’re out on the road for days at a time, it can get a little trickier. It’s important to become familiar with truck stop shower facilities and to use them frequently. Truck drivers should always strive to present a professional image, especially more »

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