by Brett Aquila
If you're considering becoming a truck driver, there's a lot of information you'll need in order to decide if trucking driving is the right career for you. This chapter contains a list of topics that will help you understand what being a truck driver is all about.
The trucking industry is all about liability. Trucking companies need to know that they can trust you, that you have a proven track record of responsibility. This chapter will help you determine if you'll qualify for work in the trucking industry.
Truck driving can be an awesome career if you're the right person for the job. But if your life goals and preferences don't fit well with the trucking industry, it will be a nightmare. This chapter will help you decide if you're right for a truck driving career.
There are a number of different options worth considering when it comes to choosing a truck driving school, and any of them can get your career off to a great start. This chapter will help you understand your options for choosing a truck driving school and how to locate schools in your area.
There are a huge variety of options when it comes to finding the right truck driving job, even for inexperienced drivers coming straight out of school. This chapter will help you understand the varies types of truck driving jobs and help you decide which is right for you.
Truck driving school is far more difficult than most people anticipate. It's fast-paced, they pack your brain with tons of information, and then you have to learn to handle that rig. It's pretty stressful, but also very exciting! This chapter will help you survive CDL training.
After you complete truck driving school, get your CDL, and land your first job, you'll be going out on the road with a trainer for about 1-3 months. This training is the first real-life experience you'll get of life on the road as a professional driver. This chapter will help you prepare for this phase of your career.
Once you've completed your training on the road, it's time for that biggest step of all - running solo! You've made it to the big time now. You're a full-blown professional truck driver. This chapter will help you understand what you can expect and how to handle this exciting time.
Everyone loves a good story! But in this case, it's incredibly helpful to hear first hand accounts of life on the road so you know what you're in for when the time comes. The trucking industry isn't for everyone, but it can be an awesome career if you're right for the job. This chapter will help you decide if truckin' is for you.
Once you've decided to take the plunge and become a truck driver, you should immediately begin your studies. There is a ton of information you'll need to know, including the entire CDL manual, pre-trip inspections, logbook rules, truck weight & balance, and so much more. We have some really fantastic training materials that will have you well prepared for you CDL exams and the beginning of your official CDL training.
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Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving- By Brett Aquila
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Posted on 20 May 2013
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Posted on 26 April 2013
I learned all about handling a rig when going through training, but nobody ever taught me how to talk on the CB. It seems like most truckers have a smooth, southern vernacular that sounds like Wolfman Jack and Gomer Pyle discussing NASCAR on The Grand Ole Opry. I cringe at the thought of embarrassing myself with my nerdy diction. Continue reading →
Posted on 9 April 2013
There is so much negativity being thrown around about pretty much every trucking company on the planet. So how do you know what to believe, and how do you choose the right company to get started with? We'll show you how... Continue reading →
Posted on 20 March 2013
So you're getting ready to take the road test portion of your CDL exam and you're scared to death. The scariest part may be not knowing exactly what the CDL Examiner is looking for in the first place. How good do you have to be? What will he be watching for? What's an automatic failure? Here is some advice to help you see things from the standpoint of the CDL Examiner and get through your road test with flying colors. Continue reading →
Posted on 4 December 2012
Eighty percent of male truck drivers admit to glancing down into passing cars hoping to see a naked woman. The other 20 percent are liars. This is a fun look at some of the sights a trucker sees inside the passing cars. Continue reading →
Posted on 10 September 2012
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Posted on 6 September 2012
I recently completed Swift Training Academy's company-sponsored program and here's a rundown of how it went. Continue reading →
Posted on 15 August 2012
Many folks come into truck driving believing that everything should just be handed to them on a silver platter without having to prove themselves in any way. Not only does that approach defy logic, but it will get you nowhere in the trucking industry. Continue reading →
Posted on 30 July 2012
As long as I can remember I’ve had a strange fascination with the seedy side of society. Abandoned buildings, overgrown homesteads, urban blight and decay, all have a hidden story. Lying in my bunk tonight I’ll wonder about how this place came to be. Maybe that’s why I became a trucker? Continue reading →
Posted on 26 June 2012
Being a truck driver is a tough profession. It's especially difficult when you're away from home an emergencies arise. It's something every driver knows can happen, but all you can really do is keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best. Continue reading →