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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Useful Tips for Trucking with Family

Before applying for our Oklahoma truck driving school and starting a family, there are a lot of factors to consider! American truck drivers must keep connected to their families despite working long hours and being away from home for days at a time. When your family and friends are all together celebrating holidays and special […]

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The Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs

Are you looking to obtain your CDL license? You may wonder – what are the different types of routes or jobs that I can get with a CDL license? At American Truck Training, we want to answer any questions you may have about before, during, and after your training. Below, we go in-depth about the […]

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Spot light on American Truck Training

American Truck Training (ATT) opened in October of 2012 and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma! ATT has graduated more than 5,000 Class A CDL students and about 95 percent of those students have found a job with a major carrier before graduation or immediately after graduation. Hear me again, 95 percent! We offer Class […]

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Oklahoma Truck Driver Shortage and School Options

The pandemic changed the way Americans live and operate in their daily lives. One of those major changes was how Americans shop and buy household goods. Americans shifted their spending online, and in return grew the demand for freight. As this behavior continues to grow, consumers will continue to expect faster shipping and delivery times. […]

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Six Steps to Become an Owner Operator Truck Driver

You’ve got your CDL License, great. Now what? Consider becoming an independent truck driver! An owner-operator driver is simply a driver who owns their truck. Instead of driving for a company, the owner-operator is responsible for everything from their truck maintenance to licensing and taxes. If you’re still unsure about your decision, we’ve compiled six […]

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Werner Enterprises Hiring American Truck Training Graduates

American Truck Training graduates are in demand for high-paying jobs at Werner Enterprises, which is one of the top five commercial trucking companies in the U.S. At Werner, professional truck drivers can earn from $50,000 per year up to $75,000 and more. Werner Enterprises Endorses American Truck Training American Truck Training is Werner’s preferred CDL […]

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Should I Become a Truck Driver? Top 14 Reasons Why

If you’ve ever dreamed of sitting behind the wheel of a big rig, you’re not alone. Truckers have a special place in American life, and there’s no other adventure quite like driving a semi. Long-haul trucking isn’t for wimps, but for a well-trained driver, the benefits are as big as the rigs. So, if you’re […]

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Why trucking is important!

The trucking industry is an integral part of the American economy. Practically every industry relies on trucking for the delivery of materials to make the product and take the product to the marketplace. Look around your home or office. Chances are that each product from the furniture to the clothes you’re wearing to the food […]

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