Category: Truck Driver Tips

Truck inspections

Jul 22 2022

Which is the Best Training Course to Take for a New Driver

There are many course options for a new person to the industry. In fact there are as many course options as training facilities. So which is the best course for you? Do you take M.E.L.T. (Mandatory Entry Level Training) , do you take the certified 200 hour course? Do you take a bus course or […]

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Truck-Driver-Putting-Gloves-On

May 10 2022

A Good Mentor Stays With You for Life

We are talking mentorship this month at the TTSAO and our last article we introduced that mentorship is a program that should happen fairly naturally to be effective. The right mentorship can be a game changer in your career and although it can be hard to put together it can stay with you for a […]

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Heavy Equipment Picture

Apr 28 2022

It’s Crazy How Much Money They Give Your for Training

As I was teaching a class the other day the topic switched to training and finding jobs. One student said, “It’s crazy how much money they give you for training!” His program allotted him $24,000 for his heavy equipment course and said they allow up to $28,000 within The Second Careers Program. “I was amazed […]

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Truck World

Apr 18 2022

Learn Your Pre-Trip Inspections One Piece at a Time

One of my favourite Johnny Cash Songs is One Piece at a Time. If you know the song you know that the character in the song steals parts from his employer to build a custom Cadillac. Now I am not suggesting you steal anything but this could be a great way learning how to do […]

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Job Fair Image

Apr 13 2022

Do You Have a Strategy for Attending Events as a New Truck Driver

I was amazed as I attended another job fair in our local area. Working and talking with vendors it was apparent that many drivers in the room were as we say, “Kicking tires” as they walked around looking at tables asking if they had jobs available. It is very easy to find a job in […]

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Driver-in-truck

Apr 4 2022

Choosing the Right Company for You!

We see it time and time again, students asking who should I go drive for once I pass my license test? Many instructors could rattle off names of trucking companies and what they do and just give it to them to choose from. Instructors are smarter than that however and know that choosing a company […]

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