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Trucking Adds 3,900 Jobs in October 2014

In a significant increase, the trucking industry added 3,900 jobs in October 2014. Along with the jobs increase, the unemployment rate decreased to 5.8%, declining for the third consecutive month according to a Nov. 7th report from the Labor Department. This increase mirrors the recovery of the U.S. domestic economy, with an overall increase of […]

Trucking Companies are Upping Driver Pay to Attract New Drivers (Again).

Wal-Mart, one of the countries’ largest retailer, has begun releasing radio ads in hopes of attracting drivers with a new compensation structure: Wal-Mart is offering qualified drivers with CDLs, like those obtainable through Progressive Truck Driving School, a $76,000 salary plus benefits. According to a Wal-Mart spokesperson, the company currently has 7,200 drivers, but needs […]

5 Classic Movies Featuring Truckers

Here are 5 classic movies featuring truckers and (often action-packed) life on the road, some so bad that they’re good.   1. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) This irreverent 1986 Comedy features Kurt Russell as a trucker who helps rescue his friend’s fiancé from the Chinatown underworld in San Francisco. Crazy action scenes, hilariously […]

3 Things to Consider Before Forming a Husband and Wife Trucking Team

Husband and wife trucking teams allow couples to share in the experience of OTR/Long Haul trucking: spending time together, traveling around the country, and making great money. There are a few things to consider before making the decision to form a husband and wife trucking team: 1. You can make excellent money. A husband and […]

Password Protected Trucks Now Part of Peterbilt Line

In an attempt to decrease theft of Peterbilt trucks, Peterbilt Motors Co. is now offering a new system that requires drivers to enter a password to start the truck. At Progressive Truck School, we’re excited to see that new technology is helping to decrease theft in our industry. Truckers enter the password into a 5-inch […]

Schools Receiving PTDI Course Recertification Address Need to Fund Driver Training

Read the a release below from the Professional Truck Driver’s Institute, issued on September 22, 2014. Gina Buda, President of Progressive Truck Driving School, is one of the featured contributors for this release from PTDI. Progressive Truck School is being re-certified for it’s PTDI-certified program. Alexandria, Virginia — With the recent passage of the Workforce […]

Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

America Lives By Truck! September 14-20 is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These 3.2 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep […]

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Truck Driving School

1. Does the school offer courses certified by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute (PTDI)? Progressive Truck Driving School meets or exceeds the standards required by the Secretary of State of Illinois and also offers a course certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute, PTDI. PTDI is a non-profit dedicated to ensuring a high-level or training […]

Tony Justice: Mixing a Love of Country Music with Trucking

Tony Justice likes to sum up his life in seven words: God, Family, America, Country Music, NASCAR, and Trucking. Tony, an East Tennessee man via California and Kentucky, lives the trucking life and incorporates his trucking lifestyle into his music. A singer-songwriter who is chasing his dream of having a No. 1 hit country music song, […]

The Other “Progressive” Announces “Real Life Trucking Hero” Contest

Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance (not affiliated with Progressive Truck School) has announced a $5,000 grand prize for a “Real Life Trucking Hero.” If you’ve helped a fellow trucker or weary traveler, Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance wants to hear about it. They ask you to share a photo of your truck and tell them your story […]