Jump Start Trucking
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Jump Start Trucking

The Runway To An Exciting Career In Truck Driving
5.0 (7 ratings)
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Created by James Davis
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 18 mins on-demand video
  • 13 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the steps to get their Class A CDL
  • Have a greater knowledge of the trucking industry and the need for qualified drivers.
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  • Have access to the internet.

Greetings! So you're interested in a career in the trucking industry as a truck driver. This course has been specifically designed for individuals looking to obtain their CDL and become gainfully employed in the future. After meeting me, the instructor, you will see that you have a qualified individual working for you. There are many steps to getting your CDL, but I have simplified them for you. With the videos, audios, documents and extra sources in this course, you will be better prepared to get your CDL, the job, and lifestyle that you want. Fifteen brief lectures cover the information that you need to know. We will cover each step in becoming a licensed CDL driver in chronological order. We begin by discussing your required CMV Medical Card and how to go about getting it. I will show you how to easily obtain your state's CDL study guide/manual with a clickable map that I've designed especially for you. You will learn about the types of truck driving schools, the various inspections, the jobs available to you, and many more fascinating facts. This course will give you a jump start. It's the first step in the right direction. Professional, qualified drivers are in demand. Are you the next one?

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in a truck driving career. This will take you through the steps required to achieve your CDL. This course will not physically teach you to drive a truck.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction To The Course
3 Lectures 02:55

This video gives a brief bio of the founder of the Jump Start Trucking course.

Preview 00:31

The driver shortage is real and making headlines. There are plenty of unemployed around the country. Truck driving may be an option for them.

Preview 01:38

This will give you a quick look into the steps to achieve your CDL.

Preview 00:46
A Big Step
12 Lectures 28:23

All about the important medical card and the resources section has the URL to find a certified medical examiner.

CMV Medical Card

There are numerous types of trailers and freight to haul. Get a brief description on just about every kind.

Various Trucking Jobs

A look at the private truck driving school option.

Private Truck Driver Training School

A look at company sponsored truck driving school.option.

Company Sponsored Truck Driver Training

A little audio to download to help you with your 4 part air brake check. Two videos are in the resource section to help with inspection on a tractor trailer.


The basics of HOS (Hours of Service) set by the FMCSA.

Hours of Service

Learn what drivers wage is based on. Get the details about Household Movers Guide, hub miles, and practical miles.

Drivers Wage

An animated look at those big bonuses offered to new hires.

Sign on bonus

A complete list of what to bring with a road trainer. A complete list of what to bring into your own truck.

Preview 04:31

Safety is a real concern in trucking. Apply a few of these ideas and avoid potential problems down the road.

Preview 01:09

Truckers almost speak another language on the C.B.. After you learn a few of these terms it will help you feel less like a rookie.



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About the Instructor
James Davis
5.0 Average rating
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516 Students
1 Course
" JUMP START your career in trucking TODAY!"

I am proud to be part of an elite group of drivers to reach over a million miles without a single preventable accident. I have impacted hundreds of successful drivers as a driver trainer. Working with new drivers has taught me a lot about the confusion in starting a career in trucking. With two decades of experience, I've driven almost everywhere in the lower 48 states with an 18 wheeler. I have the knowledge to help anyone mentally and physically capable of getting a new career in trucking lifted off the ground.