Valley Driving School Blog

7 Skillsets You Must Have For Commercial Truck Driver Jobs

We hear from a lot of enthusiastic and motivated people who are gung-ho to become a truck driver. The reason for this excitement and optimism? They think that it’s all about sitting on your butt and driving all day; they think it’s easy money, and an easy career to maintain and excel at.

The History Of Trucks

“If you got it, a big truck brought it; and if you want it, there’s a big truck on it,” says Rob Vaarmeyer and Corin Raymond, two Canadian musicians dedicated to the words of the road. Truer words have never been spoken, with semis and big rigs running goods across the globe since the early 1900’s, accounting for over 70% of all goods today in the US alone.

5 Common Bad Driving Habits & Why You Need To Break Them

After you’ve been driving for a while and start to develop some confidence behind the wheel, it’s not uncommon to pick up a few bad habits along the way. While we sometimes shrug them off as trademarks of our own personal driving style that don’t affect anyone, the combination of thousands of drivers with a few bad habits can easily equate to an increased number of accidents.

First Long Haul Truck Run: Checklist

For many, the allure of the open road and the ability to set their own schedule, be their own boss, and rely on specialized know-how are the key driving factors behind the decision to become a long haul truck driver. While many of us envision a life chalked full of quintessential trucker stereotypes, we often neglect to realize the extent of the welcome responsibility and daily checklists that truck drivers must undertake to ensure the successful delivery of their loads and the safety of themselves and other drivers.

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