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Rich Campbell
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Director at C1 Truck Driver Training in Springfield, MO: Truck Driving School | CDL Training
Director at C1 Truck Driver Training in Springfield, MO: Truck Driving School | CDL Training

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Your success in trucking cannot be attributed to you alone. There's a whole network of people who help make it possible! I talk about this more here: http://blog.c1training.com/success-in-truck-driving-jobs/

#trucking #truckdriver #cdltraining  

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Truck drivers are often underappreciated. The general public doesn't understand the work that goes into the profession. It's more than just driving, after all! In this post I discuss what goes into becoming a "professional" truck driver, and how people can show a little more support for those on the road. Check it out here: http://blog.c1training.com/underappreciated-professional-truck-driver/

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Along with what type of freight you want to get into, you'll also have to decide whether you'd rather drive as a team or as a solo driver. Team driving and solo driving both have their pros and cons, so it's all up to you and what you value most in a trucking career. I compare team driving and solo driving in this post and share what I believe to be the most important pros and cons of each. Check it out here: http://blog.c1training.com/team-truck-driving-vs-solo/

"I just wanted to thank everyone at C1 Truck Driver Training Springfield for helping me get my CDL. From the office to the class room to the yard to the road, you guys are great. It has been one of the hardest yet best experiences of my life and the most fun that I have ever had learning something. You guys are the best. Thank you so much for everything."

- Laura

This right here....is why the C1 Springfield staff loves our jobs!

"...Rich's question of the week got me to thinking. He asked where is the coolest place I've been in 2012. Simply I answered behind the wheel of my rig and wherever it may take me. The reason I say this is because I love what I do. We as truck drivers make the country move. And honestly without trucks the whole country comes to a stand still. It takes a special kind of person to be able to drive a truck and truly take pride in what they do. I'm not saying that you cant drive a truck, because with the help of Mike, Gerald and the guys at C1 anyone in the world can drive a truck. However only YOU as a person can decide if this career path is right for you. We as truck drivers make a lot of sacrifices while on the road. We are away from our homes,families and friends. Several of us have missed ball games, graduations, birthdays,and anniversaries. And I promise you that its not something that we wanted to do. Everyone stresses on driver fatigue. Drive 11 hours and break for ten. However we all need to remember its not only the physical aspect we need to worry about. I guess what I'm getting at is make your dispatchers get you home because they will run you as long and as far if you keep ur mouth shut and don't tell them you are ready to go home. A happy driver is always safer then a driver that is making a fat check and not making it home for what means a lot to them and there families. Stay safe out there drivers and always remember your truck works better with the wheels on the ground, not in the air."

- Daniel, C1 Springfield graduate

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Check out my truck driving story and read about how I became the director of C1 Springfield, a rewarding job that I am very proud to hold! 

#cdltraining #truckingindustry #truckdriver  

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C1 Springfield grad Wayne Cragg has been blogging about his OTR training experience over the last few weeks. Well, he's finally upgraded to a first seat solo driver! Check out the answers to some of the questions he's been asked in this post: http://blog.greatcdltraining.com/blog/waynes-usa-truck-training-stories/4-usa-truck-questions-answered#

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What are you most thankful for? Myself and my fellow C1 school directors talk about the things we're grateful for in this week's blog post. Check out what we had to say and make sure to let us know what YOU'RE thankful for in the comments below!

#trucking #cdltraining #truckdriver  

We recently received this kind review on our C1 Springfield Facebook page and I want to share it with you all today. It reads...

"What an amazing experience! Every instructor taught me something during my training, and not only will that new knowledge be put to good use, it will forever be cherished. When a group of people with such dedication to the task at hand are assembled, old dogs CAN be taught new tricks. Special shout outs to Paul, Dan, and Gerald. Paul, your tactics for teaching yard maneuvers are perhaps the only way I would have learned in such a short time. Dan, your ability to remain calm on the road while teaching students to drive these machines eases the apprehension and makes learning easier. Gerald, those right turns will never again bite my tandems. Thanks to the entire Springfield C1 staff for making this experience enjoyable and fruitful."

-Joe B.

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Truck driving jobs usually come with a bit of "culture shock" for inexperienced drivers. It certainly is a big lifestyle change and it's important that you realize this before you make the decision to pursue a trucking job. Here are a few of my tips on making that lifestyle adjustment a bit smoother.

#truckdriving #truckers #jobseekers  
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