Test Prep Blog for the CDL

Safe Mountain Driving for Trucks

Driving in the mountains can be a tricky affair, and driving a heavy truck adds an extra layer of complication. Make sure you are driving safely by always observing the following: Always inspect your braking system thoroughly before beginning the trip. Look for highway signs th...
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All About Vehicle Inspection Reports

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSR) mandates that you check your vehicle after every run and report any issues or repairs that need to be made. At minimum, the following are the areas which you must inspect after every run: wheels, rims, tires horn ...
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Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers

If you’re a truck driver, you’re entitled to some cash back from Uncle Sam! Here are a list of things you can deduct that you might have missed: Meals: Up to $59 a day in the United States, or $65 outside of the United States Fuel: Anything that you pay out of pocket that isn’t reimbursed throu...
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CDL Vehicle Groups and Endorsements

If you’re planning on getting your CDL, you need to know which type of truck your job requires you to drive. CDL laws categorize vehicles into three separate categories: Group A- Any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the gro...
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Famous People Who Used to Drive a Truck

If you’re a trucker, you have some good- and very famous- company! Here are six celebrities who drove a big rig before they hit the big time: Elvis- Foreshadowing his future status as “The King,” Elvis used to drive a truck for the Crown Electric Company. Richard Pryor- On his way to comedic s...
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Safe Mountain Driving for Trucks

Driving in the mountains can be a tricky affair, and driving a heavy tr

All About Vehicle Inspection Reports

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSR) mandates that y

Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers

If you’re a truck driver, you’re entitled to some cash back from Uncle