team driving

Team Driving in the Trucking Industry: A Comprehensive Guide

Team driving is an essential part of the trucking industry, offering unique opportunities and challenges for CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) holders. Whether you’re a seasoned driver or new to the field, understanding the ins and outs of team driving can help you make informed career decisions. In this blog post, we’ll dive into what team […]

Read More

ATT Pushes to Secure More Funding for Aspiring Truck Drivers

American Truck Training had the honor of hosting Congressman Frank Lucas at our facilities recently! Thanks to the relentless efforts of our CEO Jerome Redmond, in collaboration with Congress, we’re pushing to secure more funding for aspiring truck drivers to obtain their CDL through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Did you know funding […]

Read More

Increase Your Earning Potential: CDL Course to Remove Automatic Restriction

Are you ready to take your driving career to the next level? American Truck Training is excited to announce our latest offering: a specialized CDL course designed to remove the automatic restriction from your CDL license. Did you know that removing the automatic restriction from your CDL may lead to earning more money? With this […]

Read More
night cdl class

Night CDL Class! Now Available at ATT

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new night CDL class at American Truck Training! Designed to offer flexibility and convenience, our night program is perfect for busy individuals looking to start a rewarding career in truck driving. Starting a career in truck driving can open up a world of opportunities, offering a stable […]

Read More
cdl workforce

Oklahoma City’s Booming Logistics Industry: A Prime Time to Join the CDL Workforce

In the heart of America where hard work is a way of life, something exciting is happening. Oklahoma City is amid a surge in its logistics industry. And, if you’ve ever dreamed of hitting the open road in a powerful rig, now’s the time to turn that dream into reality. Join the CDL workforce by […]

Read More
cdl training in okc

Driving Success into 2024: How CDL Training in OKC Sets You Up for a Thriving Career

As we usher in a new year, many of us are contemplating fresh starts and exciting opportunities. If you’ve ever dreamt of a career that combines the freedom of the open road with the potential for a lucrative future, consider the path of truck driving. American Truck Training offers dynamic CDL training in OKC that […]

Read More

Navigating Success: A Guide for Aspiring CDL Drivers

For those contemplating a career change that combines adventure with financial stability, the world of trucking beckons with open roads and endless possibilities. The key to embarking on a successful journey in the trucking industry lies in obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Aspiring CDL drivers are not only investing in a license but also […]

Read More
cdl in okc

The Road to Freedom: Why Pursuing a CDL in OKC Can Transform Your Life

In a world that constantly evolves, the pursuit of a fulfilling career often takes unexpected turns. For many, the road to freedom and success can be found behind the wheel of a powerful machine – a big rig (or tractor trailer as some say). Oklahoma City, with its bustling economy and strategic location, serves as […]

Read More
veterans cdl bill

Redmond Testifies Before Congress on Expanding Workforce Opportunities

WASHINGTON – During a hearing on October 25, 2023, regarding expanding educational freedom and workforce opportunities for American families, students, and workers, witnesses shared powerful stories of how having more educational options improved their own lives, gave their children better educational resources, and enabled other Americans to acquire the skills necessary to enter the workforce. […]

Read More
trucker life

Trucker Life: A Day in the Life of a CDL Truck Driver

For many, the open road symbolizes adventure and freedom. But for CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) truck drivers, it’s more than just a symbol – it’s a way of life. Truck drivers are the unsung heroes of our economy, keeping the wheels of commerce turning smoothly. In this American Truck Training blog post, we’ll take you […]

Read More
cdl training

Safety First: The Importance of CDL Training in Preventing Accidents

The American trucking industry is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy, transporting goods and products from coast to coast. With more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers on our roads, safety should always be a top priority. Ensuring the safety of drivers and everyone else sharing the road is a collective responsibility, and it starts […]

Read More
cdl exam

Mastering the CDL Exam: Tips and Tricks for Success

Are you ready to hit the open road and embark on an exciting career as a professional truck driver? Well, before you start your journey, you’ll need to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam. This crucial step is your ticket to joining the ranks of skilled truck drivers, and it’s essential to be well-prepared. […]

Read More
cdl test

What’s Included? CDL Test in OKC

To pass your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test in Oklahoma City (OKC), you’ll need to do the work and demonstrate your knowledge and skills in several areas. The CDL test is divided into two main parts: the written knowledge test and the skills test, which includes a pre-trip inspection, a basic control skills test, and […]

Read More
cdl job

10 Tips and Tricks to Land Your First CDL Job

Starting a career in the trucking industry can be exciting, and also scary. American Truck Training is here to help every step of the way. As you embark on your CDL training or if you’re already a CDL graduate, you’re probably eager to begin your professional trucking career. It’s essential to know the best strategies […]

Read More
veterans cdl bill

Redmond Supports CDL Bill Focused on Veterans

President and CEO of American Truck Training, Jerome Redmond, has been at the forefront of the new Veteran Improvement Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Act. This CDL bill has been developed to improve the trucking industry by providing veterans with a streamlined pathway to obtain a CDL. Redmond was recently quoted in many recent articles including […]

Read More
manual trucking

Learn Automatic and Manual Trucking at ATT

While some commercial vehicles come equipped with automatic transmissions, there are still many that use manual transmissions. Therefore, as a CDL holder, you may be required to operate both types of transmissions depending on the rig you are driving. Even more importantly, learning to operate both types of transmissions will make you a more versatile […]

Read More
truck driver stress

Coping with Truck Driver Stress

A career as a truck driver is not for the weak of heart. This is particularly true for people unable to deal with high-stress situations. We believe in you and want you to join the truck driving world, but we also won’t sugarcoat the gig. Truck drivers have to deal with stress from traffic, delivery […]

Read More
first year truck driver

First Year Truck Driver – What to Expect

As a first year truck driver, your day-to-day job may be challenging, but it can also be rewarding. There are many adjustments you’ll need to make, including adapting to the job, getting used to the truck you drive, using your new driving techniques, and accepting the way of life. Becoming a truck driver for the […]

Read More
truck driving

Is Truck Driving a Good Career?

Many individuals find success as truck drivers and it may be a great career for you too! As with all industries, there are pros and cons. Truck driving provides a reliable salary, flexible scheduling, and the chance to travel the nation. With lengthy workdays spent on the road and away from home, it may also […]

Read More
career in truck driving

New Year, New Hope – Start Your Career in Truck Driving at ATT

What sounds better than an exciting new career with the option to see the countryside and also have financial security?  A career in truck driving will give you just that. Without a doubt, truck driving could be considered one of the most demanding and challenging vocations, but it’s also one of the most exciting and […]

Read More
the history of trucking

The History of Trucking and The Future

Freight vehicles, ranging in size from modest box trucks to 80-foot-long 18-wheelers, dominate today’s highways and roadways. Trucking’s success can be attributed to its many benefits over other forms of transportation, including the ability to customize the type of cargo carried and the timing of deliveries, as well as the fact that it is more […]

Read More
att welcomes cdl university students

ATT is here to help! CDL University students welcome

Jerome Redmond at American Truck Training has stepped up to the plate for students left stranded at CDL University. As KOCO News reported Monday, students of CDL University working on their CDL found closed doors when they showed up for training.  ATT is here to help! With a receipt from CDL University showing you have […]

Read More

Redmond Gets Involved to Support the Transportation Industry

The leader of American Truck Training has been busy this fall! Jerome Redmond, President and CEO, recently met with both Oklahoma Representative Stephanie Bice and Senator James Lankford to discuss the importance of truck drivers and how the transportation industry affects our economy. “The trucking Industry as a whole needs more qualified professional drivers. Not […]

Read More
truck driver health

Truck Driver Health – Concern and Focus at American Truck Training

Statistics show that, on average, truck drivers live shorter lives than people in other professions and experience more health issues. For CDL drivers, the issue of truck driver health doesn’t get enough attention and American Truck Training is making a point to do just that. On September 20, 2022, American Truck Training’s President and CEO, […]

Read More
how to pay for cdl training in okc

How to Pay for CDL Training in Oklahoma

Most truck driving schools are less expensive than conventional higher-education programs. Still, paying out of pocket for these services can feel intimidating. Fortunately, you can learn how to pay for CDL training without breaking your budget. Some people who may hear that CDL training in OKC can be expensive just give up on their dreams […]

Read More
owner operator

Becoming an Owner Operator VS Working for a Trucking Company

With the massive change in the world’s economy in the last three years, different jobs are declining or changing to accommodate remote work. However, the trucking industry is seeing record hiring rates. The number of new truckers is higher than it has ever been! With those record hiring numbers, people wonder whether it’s better to work […]

Read More
2020 career fair att

2022 Annual Career Fair

At the beginning of July, American Truck Training (ATT) hosted the 2022 Annual Trucking Career Fair at its new facility in Oklahoma City. “We had a great day meeting different people in our community and educating them on the benefits of a career in trucking,” said an ATT employee. More than 200 people attended the […]

Read More
what can i do with a cdl

What Can I Do with a CDL?

A commercial driver’s license qualifies you for many types of CDL jobs. Commercial drivers with proper CDL training in OKC can make good wages and have flexible schedules. You have several options when you train for a CDL. A class A CDL qualifies you for more lucrative trucking work, driving commercial motor vehicles with trailers that […]

Read More
how to get a cdl in okc

How hard is it to get a CDL in Oklahoma?

It may be somewhat challenging to get a CDL — as is everything new and worthwhile — but the best way to get your CDL is to enroll in a reputable truck driving school such as American Truck Training (ATT). A good CDL training program in OKC will teach you the necessary driving abilities and […]

Read More
weekend CDL class

Flexible CDL Class: American Truck Training has Weekend Classes!

Go to CDL school and work a regular job too. Are you or someone you know stressed about working while getting their commercial driver’s license (CDL)? Finding time to take a CDL class and working a full-time job can be difficult. But, we are happy to report that it is possible with American Truck Training […]

Read More
cdl endorsement class

How Do I Get a HazMat Endorsement?

As we talked about in our previous article, 5 Ways to Maximize Your Truck Driver Salary, adding an endorsement to your CDL can do just that! Lucky for you, American Truck Training (ATT) now offers an 8 hour-class to obtain a combination endorsement including both a HazMat Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement. This combo endorsement will […]

Read More

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) at ATT

American Truck Training is here to let you know that the Federal Motor Career Safety Administration (FMCSA) rolled out its Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations earlier this month. The ELDT requirements apply to drivers who obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) on or after February 7, 2022. The regulations are not retroactive; so, drivers […]

Read More
winter driving tips

Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

It’s wintertime in Oklahoma and at American Truck Training we want to provide you with some helpful tips for safe winter driving. With the change in the weather, it is important to remember that the roads will be icy and dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, there were 440 […]

Read More
trucking with your dog

4 Tips for Trucking with Your Dog

If you want to be a solo owner-operator and are a dog lover, you may want to consider bringing your co-pilot with you on your OTR routes! Having a “truck pet” has numerous advantages for both you and your pet. When trucking with your dog, there are a few things to keep in mind. 1. […]

Read More
start your career in truck driving

Truck Driver Training School: 6 Steps to Your Career in Truck Driving

Have you ever considered a job in the trucking industry? Truck driving is a fulfilling career that isn’t as difficult to enter as you would think. Our economy relies heavily on the trucking industry. Over 70% of all freight in the United States is transported by truck drivers. People to drive those trucks are in […]

Read More
truck driver salary

5 Ways to Maximize Your Truck Driver Salary

It’s a great time to start a trucking profession and become a well-paid truck driver in Oklahoma. As the global economy and e-commerce continue to flourish, truck drivers are in high demand. CDL roles are in high demand all around the world. The American Transportation Association (ATA) forecasts a 3.0% annual growth rate in the trucking […]

Read More

New Truck Driver Time Management Tips

When you’re just starting out in trucking, you have no idea how to manage your time or how many miles you should turn.  Parking, traffic, and plenty of rest are all important factors! If you’re a new truck driver or are interested in completing truck driving school at American Truck Training, here are some tips […]

Read More

Why Now is the Time to Become an American Truck Driver

The United States is significantly reliant on American truck drivers. Items ranging from important supplies to common basics would not be as easily available in stores, hospitals, or physicians’ offices if not for our hard-working road warriors. Despite the importance of truck drivers to the movement of commodities and supply chains, the trucking industry is […]

Read More
trucking career in oklahoma

The Top 4 Choices You’ll Make When You Become a Truck Driver

If you’re thinking about starting a trucking career, it’s important to know the choices you’ll be faced with during your career. The decisions you make could have a major impact on what your life will be like. Some of the decisions you’ll need to make include choosing local, regional, or OTR truck driving, deciding on […]

Read More
trucking driving school location

New Truck Driving School Location Now Open!

We are excited to announce that American Truck Training is growing! We are moving our Oklahoma truck driving school location headquarters to a larger facility near I-40 and I-44, closer to the heart of OKC.

Read More

Ready to start your career in trucking?