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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're going to help you decide this for yourself. And if you decide that trucking is right for you, we're going to help you get your career off to a great start.

Truck Driver's Career Guide

Our truck driver's career guide is the perfect place to start for anyone considering a career in trucking. You'll learn:

  • What it's like being a truck driver
  • Whether you qualify to become a truck driver
  • Your choices for CDL training
  • Choosing the right truck driving school
  • How to prepare for and pass the CDL exams
  • Choosing the best truck driving job
  • How to prepare for life on the road

At TruckingTruth we consider this required reading before anyone decides to get their trucking career underway.

The High Road Online CDL Training Program

Our High Road Online CDL Training Program is a complete CDL test preparation course. It has everything you'll need to pass the CDL permit exam, the endorsement exams, and prepare for the start of CDL training:

  • The entire CDL manual is built right in and split into small sections
  • A few multiple choice questions follow each section
  • Score tracking and progress reports throughout the program
  • A review system helps you learn by reinforcing the correct answers
  • A friendly and easy to use interface makes it a breeze to use

We've found a way to teach you the entire CDL manual faster and easier than you thought possible. By breaking it down into small sections and reviewing the questions several times you'll be well prepared for your CDL exams!

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

- a book by Brett Aquila

If you're new to the trucking industry, or considering becoming a truck driver, this is the book for you! It's free to read online and it's full of great stories and interesting insights about life as a truck driver:

  • An honest look at the challenges and adventures of life on the road
  • Insights into the trucking industry and how things really work
  • Advice about different types of truck driving schools and trucking jobs
  • Help working with dispatchers, DOT officers, and dock workers
  • Great stories from the road that will entertain you for sure!

This book is a fun read but it's also full of knowledge and insights from over 15 years of trucking. You'd be crazy not to read it!

  • Trucker's Forum

    We have the friendliest, most helpful trucker's forum on the planet. We'll guide you into the trucking industry from a positive and yet honest perspective of life on the road. No disrespecting each other, no company bashing - just helpful, friendly advice and insights. Read along for yourself and see just how great this forum is!

  • Truck Driving Blogs

    You'll find over 400 truck driving articles on every topic imaginable that pertains to getting your trucking career off to a great start. With articles from experienced drivers, CDL students, dispatchers, truck driving school owners, and road trainers you're going to learn a lot about trucking in a short amount of time.

  • Truck Driving Schools

    We have a ton of great information on private truck driving schools and company sponsored training programs. You have a number of choices to make when it comes to getting your CDL training and we have the research materials you'll need to make the right decisions about your truck driving career.

  • CDL Training Materials

    We have a ton of great CDL training materials to get you prepared for your CDL tests and the start of your official CDL training. Go through our pre-trip inspection study guide, our CDL practice tests, and of course our High Road Training Program and you'll be amazed at the high scores you get on your CDL exams.

  • Truck Driving Jobs

    At TruckingTruth you can apply for dozens (or even hundreds!) of truck driving jobs with just one application. Find trucking companies that hire from your area and learn more about the jobs availalbe before applying to the ones you're interested in. We'll even save your information so you can apply for jobs in the future!

  • Trucking Companies

    Getting your trucking career underway means finding a company that hires students straight out of CDL training without any over the road experience. We have a great list of companies to get you started with. Learn about their hiring policies, pay, benefits, home time, equipment, and so much more right here.

  • Free Information From Schools

    If you're considering attending a private truck driving school in your area then we can help. Simply enter your zip code and schools in your area will send you free information about their school. There is no obligation whatsoever. This is simply to help you learn about local programs.

  • The High Road Newsletter

    Along with our High Road Online CDL Training Program we have a companion newsletter we'll send straight to your inbox. It's a series of informational articles covering every topic imaginable that pertains to getting your truck driving career off to a great start. Sign up today!

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
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  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

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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