Why You Should Have a CDL

A commercial drivers license (CDL) is a requirement if you want to get behind the wheel of a load-carrying vehicle and drive it. That's true whether you want to drive a dump truck from one construction site to another or you want to carry vehicles across country on Big Rig. If there is any reason you need a CDL, it's…

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Box Truck Jobs and CDLs

Requirements for a commercial drivers license (CDL) change from state to state, but in general, you need to pay attention the class of vehicles you're allowed to drive with your license. There are three classes - Class A, Class B, and Class C. Class A - A Class A CDL allows you to drive any combination of vehicle sizes and…

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Heavy Equipment Operators Who Drive Trucks Make More

Much of the heavy equipment out there is transported on the back of a flatbed truck -- and if the operator of the heavy equipment is able to load the machinery, drive it where it needs to go, and unload it to do the job, then that operator/driver is worth a lot more to an employer. ATS Offers Short-term Truck…

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Upgrade Your Training With A CDL

You don't have to get a Commercial Drivers License when you come to ATS for heavy equipment operator training, but it's a good idea to consider it. In the decades since Associated Training Services started preparing skilled craftspeople for these important trades, we've noticed that heavy equipment operators who also have gone through the CDL Truck Driver Program added a couple…

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3 Good Reasons Heavy Equipment Operators Get Their CDL

Some people are a bit surprised when they see that Associated Training Services offers Class-A Commercial Drivers License training. Unless you are in the industry, one might think that truck drivers drive trucks and heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment. So why is there an overlap? The more things you can do on the job site, the more valuable you…

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Why Do You Need A CDL For Heavy Equipment?

Technically, you do not need a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) to operate heavy equipment, it's true. But if you have your CDL, you are going to be much more valuable to an employer, and it can make the difference between getting hired or getting a raise or staying home looking for work that pays the bills. Because of this, ATS…

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Kick The New Year Off Right, Truck Driver

Now is the time to think about what you want to do with your career in the coming year. December is often a time of reflection for many people. Truck drivers are no different. Think about this past year and what you want out of the coming year. If you are thinking about becoming a truck driver, there is no…

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Earn Your Class A License

As Baby Boomers begin to retire, more and more truck driving jobs will become available. When they do, that opens the door for more people to step into these jobs. In order to obtain a truck driving job, however, you have to be trained and qualified. You have to have a Class A CDL license. It's not hard to get…

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