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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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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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