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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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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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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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What Kind Of Career Do You Want?

There are all sorts of heavy equipment careers. You can have any kind of career you want if you're willing to work hard for it. The first step is training, and you want to be trained by the best, I'm sure. Have you done a career outlook study yet? If not, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes an annual…

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The Importance Of Class A Truck Driver Training

Commercial truck driving is one of the nation's most enduring professions. If you think about it, virtually everything in your possession right now was on a truck at one time. Everything that is purchased at a point of sale must be manufactured and transported from the manufacturer to the retail outlet. That means that truckers are the backbone of society.…

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Dump Trucks Used To Be A Boy’s Toy

There was a time when boys grew up playing with trucks and girls grew up playing with dolls. These days, boys and girls play with trucks (and probably dolls) and for some, it's hard to take that child out of them when they grow up. You can find men and women working together as dump truck drivers on a lot…

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