Post Tagged with: "CDL"

From the Battlefront to the Interstate: How Allowing Veterans to Waive the CDL Will Change Trucking

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To answer an incredible demand for truckers, President Obama has passed legislation that allows states to adopt laws that permit qualified military veterans to waive the CDL test. The CDL (commercial driver’s license) test ensures that drivers are familiar and capable with commercial trucks. Thirty-four states have followed through with…Read more

On the Marc, Step #3 – Getting Your CDL and Jumping Behind the Wheel

On the Marc, Step #3 – Getting Your CDL and Jumping Behind the Wheel

If you plan to drive a commercial vehicle or combination of vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 lbs, you need your CDL — or Commercial Driver’s License. I recommend a Class A CDL.  There are other endorsements as well for things like Air Brakes, Mazmat, Doubles and Triples…Read more

On the Marc, Step #2: Deciding What You Want to Haul (aka “What do uShip?”)

On the Marc, Step #2: Deciding What You Want to Haul (aka “What do uShip?”)

So you’ve found yourself with a passion and desire to be your own boss, own your own business and haul other people’s stuff. That’s awesome.  Congrats! Now you need to decide WHAT to ship. This is a super critical decision because it determines three things you’ll need: The right equipment Proper licensing Confidence I started…Read more

On the Marc, Step #1: So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

On the Marc, Step #1:  So you want to become a truck driver? Let’s talk.

Since I started appearing on Shipping Wars in early 2012, I get weekly calls and emails from people who want to know what it takes to become a transporter– not to mention meeting fans at every truck stop from California to Kamloops.  And my guess is that for every one person who contacts me,…Read more

Freight News Roundup – 85 MPH Highways, Diesel Prices, The Truth on Diesel Smog

Freight News Roundup – 85 MPH Highways, Diesel Prices, The Truth on Diesel Smog

  Every week, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news. Here’s a selection of great articles we’ve come across over the past week. Texas Toll Road With 85-MPH Speed Limit Opens - TransportTopics The road with the nation’s fastest speed…Read more

Troops 2 Truckers putting soldiers behind the wheel

Troops 2 Truckers putting soldiers behind the wheel

Regardless of your stance on the war, you have to respect the brave men and women serving in our armed forces.  It is easy for us to sit back and argue about who said what and when we need to get out, but our soldiers are faced with very real…Read more