Catching some Zzzzzs…on the road!

Making the decision to become a truck driver is incredibly exciting. Being a trucker allows you to drive and see places all over the country and meet new people all the time. With the comprehensive training and driving safety instruction from 160 Driving Academy, becoming a truck driver is also a gr...

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Tips for Road Construction Season

No matter where you are driving, it seems like there is always construction work being done on the roads.  Short of leaving extra time to get to your destination though, it often seems like there is not much else you can do to help construction season driving be any easier. Keep up to date. W...

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160 Successful Students

So you’re looking to become a commercial truck driver, but aren’t sure which company to train with? For the students who have chosen 160 Driving Academy, there was no question—and no regrets! Brandon B. left a glowing review: “Well, today I graduated 160. All around best school ever! I lea...

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Waukegan, Start Your Engines!

If you live near Waukegan and have been searching for a steady career in a booming industry with great pay, you’re in luck! The 160 Driving Academy has just opened a new school location and is accepting students looking to earn their CDL now! Our new Waukegan truck driving school offers all the pe...

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Ride On: The Most Beautiful States to Drive Through

When over the road driving jobs is your career, it’s often difficult to find the time to go outside and smell the flowers. While truck driving training is our livelihood at 160 Driving Academy, we also love to provide our graduates with the knowledge to help them make the most out of their newfound,...

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CDL Certification Close to Home

In just four short weeks, 160 Driving Academy can help you put your career in motion.  Your CDL license could be the next step you’ve been waiting for you to propel your career forward.  Trucking companies are always in need of qualified and well-educated drivers, and with 160 Driving Acad...

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Why Hire 160 Graduates?

When you needthe best, look to 160. WHY HIRE 160 GRADUATES? Greater Accessibility We're conveniently located across Illinois in Moline, Peoria and Joliet. No matter where you’re headquartered, our students come from all over the Midwest. We offer 160 Recruiting Days before and after school hours, s...

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Trucker Trivia

Talk Like a TruckerIf you ever hear a trucker mention his "travel agent", he's not planning a vacation— he's talking about his dispatcher in trucker lingo. Size MattersThe average length of an 18-wheeler is 70-80 feet. The standard height of a truck is over 13 feet. Large & I...

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Trucking Industry By The Numbers

With the current nationwide shortage of truck drivers, now’s the time to enter the field. According to the American Trucking Associations: 500,000,000,000: You read that right…the trucking industry brought in $500 billion in gross freight revenues, representing 81.9% of our nation's freig...

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Top 7 Reasons to Choose 160 Driving Academy

We know you have options on where you'd like to learn your new career and get certified. But we believe that we are the best choice and below are 7 reasons why you should consider us first! Top Instructors: We have the most experienced instructors in Illinois. Financial Support: We help our...

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