Brett Aquila

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

About Me

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 contiguous states and throughout much of Canada, accumulating well 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!

Why Did I Start TruckingTruth?

I started TruckingTruth back in January of 2007 because I wanted to help new drivers understand the trucking industry and get their career off to a great start. I loved my years in trucking, but getting started in this career is daunting to say the least.

The trucking industry is truly a misunderstood industry. I wanted to give new drivers a true picture of what a career as a truck driver is all about and a straightforward strategy for surviving that first year of their career.

There was a lot of finger pointing and blaming and misinformation out which I didn't agree with at all so I wanted to set the record straight. I wanted people to know that trucking can be an awesome career for the right person and it's totally doable if you work hard, keep a great attitude, and have a solid strategy in place.

That's a picture of me next to my first truck back in 1993. That's my sister, my niece, and my nephew alongside. I was actually parked in my ma's driveway when I came to town for a visit.

My Stuff

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

I've written a ton of articles at this point and you can find them here:

Brett's Articles

I have a podcast that I enjoy doing quite a bit and you can find that here:

The Road Home Podcast by TruckingTruth

I wrote a book a few years back and it's free to read here on TruckingTruth. It's a fun, easy read full of stories and insights from my 15 years on the road. Well worth a look. You can find it here:

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

I currently reside in the beautiful Adirondacks of Upstate NY and I spend my time mountain climbing, Web programming, gardening, raising animals, watching football, snowboarding, going to NHRA races, and anything adventurous I can get into.

I really hope you enjoy TruckingTruth 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.

If you have questions about the website itself pertaining to school listings, company information, advertising, or anything of that nature you may contact me at brett@truckingtruth.com.

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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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