Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Professional Truck Driver?
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Professional Truck Driver?

Professional truck driving is expected to grow by 6% over the next eight years, making it a stable, rewarding career path. If you’ve ever considered becoming a truck driver, you may have questioned whether you’re cut out for the job. Likewise, if you just finished CDL training, you might be wondering what skills to emphasize on your resume. Below, our instructors tackle both dilemmas and discuss what makes a good truck driver. 4 Traits That Successful Truck Drivers Share Competent Truck drivers must be capable behind the wheel. Therefore, they should not only receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL) but…

Hamrick School Events
Hamrick School Events

Truck Driving Information Day – May 21, 2016   Stop by Hamrick School from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, to learn more about becoming a truck driver. This is a great opportunity to tour the facility and meet with instructors and staff. Financial aid representatives will be available to discuss financial aid options. Meet with career services personnel to discuss how the truck driver shortage benefits you! Register thru the Facebook event and receive a prize at information day!

Combat Truck Driving Back Pain in a Few Minutes per Day
Combat Truck Driving Back Pain in a Few Minutes per Day

When you drive a truck professionally, you do a lot of sitting. To the uninitiated, a sitting-related health warning may seem a step removed from “it’s not healthy for you to nap too much,” but there are real health issues that can arise from sitting in a big rig, burning down the highways day after day. Sitting upright puts a lot of pressure on your back. Sitting upright in an enormous vibrating, bouncing vehicle for hours at a time can be downright destructive. And once you begin developing back pain, every day you only make it worse if you don’t…

Hamrick School Graduate Brandon Swain
Hamrick School Graduate Brandon Swain

Brandon Swain is enrolled in the 600 Master Truck Driver Training Program and is on his externship with May Trucking Company. He is very happy with his new career and recently stopped by with his new truck. Thank you for stopping by and drive safely!

Healthy Eating for Drivers

During their last week of classroom training, students in the Master Truck Driver Training program planned, prepared and cooked a healthy meal as a part of their Driver Health and Wellness class. To follow with the program, the meal must be well-balanced and healthy, and must be based on the criteria learned in their “Healthy Eating for Drivers” lesson. Students must be able to prepare and cook this meal in a truck using only the cooking tools and utensils available in a truck, simulating a real-life situation once they start their driving careers. The lifestyle of a truck driver requires…