Skilled Trade Jobs That are in Demand in Virginia for 2017

Why a Skills-Based Education Could Give You the Career You’re Looking For Why do most people go to college? Nine times out of ten, the answer is probably “to make more money.” Fair enough, but what kind of college? Does it have to involve ivy-covered buildings? What kind of degree? There are plenty of them  [...]

Unbelievable Facts about 18 Wheelers (We Bet You Never Knew)

The ubiquitous tractor-trailer combination plying America’s roads is such a common sight, we tend to overlook some downright amazing things that are unique to 18 wheelers. Some of these things are just completely unbelievable. For example, at the end of their useful life all the little tractor-trailers go live out their days in a great  [...]

Finding a Trade School for Veterans: 5 Questions to Ask

As a military veteran, you might be looking to use your GI Bill to get an education and create better career opportunities. If you’re eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you can get as much as full coverage of your tuition and fees, money for supplies and books, a monthly housing allowance, and more. The tough  [...]

What is Expedited Trucking & How Can I Get a Job Doing It?

Suppose you had a sensitive cargo to send halfway across the country—two pregnant boa constrictors, let’s say—how would you ship them? Or 1,000 pounds of pizza dough, or part of the James Webb Space Telescope? You would use expedited trucking, because each load was time-sensitive, fragile, or irreplaceable. You would definitely not use air freight,  [...]

CDL Training: 4 Key Fundamentals You Can Learn in Trucking School

Truck drivers are an essential part of what keeps American moving. Nearly every product that is sold and bought has been transported at some point via a long haul truck. Such products include the everyday necessities of food, water, and even the cash that’s found in the neighborhood ATM. But despite the big demand for experienced truckers, there’s  [...]

Trade School vs. College: Which Should I Choose?

John Venn invented his Venn Diagram in 1880. The diagram is a classic organizing tool in which two items are compared, one existing in a left circle, another existing in a right circle, and their commonalities existing in the overlap. We can use it even in this computer-driven world to compare two ideas: attending trade  [...]

10 Top Paying Truck Driving Specialties for Commercial Truck Drivers

Commercial truck driving has generated major buzz with such TV shows as “Ice Road Truckers,” where drivers perform what may be the most dangerous truck driving in North America, traversing frozen lakes and navigating ice-clad roads in winter. Truck drivers with the skills to successfully deliver the goods under such conditions undoubtedly earn top dollar for their courage, but  [...]