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Brett Aquila

I was an over the road truck driver for 15 years. I began my trucking career in August 1993.

After graduating from truck driving school outside of Atlanta, GA in August of 1993, my first job was with a dry van company out of Atlanta, GA. Over the years I have driven almost every type of truck imaginable, including dump trucks, dry vans, tankers, flatbeds, and refrigerated. I've held jobs ranging from 8 hours a day getting home every night, to jobs that kept me on the road for weeks at a time.

I've been in all 48 continental states and throughout much of Canada, accumulating over 1.5 million miles in the process. To put that into perspective, that would be about 60 trips around the earth at the equator, or about 500 trips from New York to Los Angeles! If you've ever made even one trip across the country by highway, the thought of 500 times will make your head spin!

You will find my trucking articles here on TruckingTruth along with so many other great authors that have written for us over the years. We have over 400 articles including:

Book cover for Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Trucking

I wrote a book a few years back called Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving and it's free to read here on TruckingTruth. It's a fun, easy read full of stories and insights from 15 years on the road. Well worth a look.

I currently reside in the famous small town of Attica, NY (you've heard of Attica Prison - that's us!) and spend my time web programming, gardening, raising animals, watching football, snowboarding, going to NHRA races, and sitting by the wood stove.

I really hope you enjoy this website and find all the answers you're looking for about the trucking industry. If there's ever a question you can't find the answer to, or you'd like my personal opinion on something, please join us in our super friendly trucker's forum where I give advice and encouragement seven days a week.

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About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

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Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

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