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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 you for a great start to your trucking career.

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Our Guide To Becoming A Truck Driver will help get you started in the trucking industry

Choosing A CDL School

We have a series of articles that will help you understand how to choose the right truck driving school

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Our Most Recent Trucking Blogs

Lowering Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

Posted on 9 April 2015

There are a number of things you can do to lower your blood pressure in the short term like leading up to your physical, and long term for good health.

High Blood Pressure And Its Effect On Your Driving Career

Posted on 6 April 2015

There are many drivers out there today that have issues keeping their blood pressure under control. We'll cover the DOT regulations here.

What Is Per Diem Pay For Truck Drivers?

Posted on 26 March 2015

Truck drivers often receive per diem pay each week which is technically a meal expense reimbursement. We'll cover all of the details about per diem here.

What Is A DAC Report And How Will It Affect Your Job Opportunities?

Posted on 19 March 2015

The DAC report is a background check used by trucking companies to help determine whether or not a driver is a good candidate for hire.

Your Mirrors May Hold The Key To Predicting The Future

Posted on 15 July 2014

Watching your mirrors is almost as important as watching out the windshield. If you're watching closely you will almost never be caught off guard.

Leasing A Truck: Do The Rewards Justify The Risks?

Posted on 7 July 2014

Trucking companies often make owning or leasing a truck sound like a sure path to riches. But a closer look reveals it isn't nearly that simple.

The Best Laid Plans Usually Fall To Pieces

Posted on 17 February 2014

No matter how well a truck driver plans a trip there are countless variables that will stand in your way. This particular week we couldn't catch a break.

Bureaucracy And Unfair Expectations Plague Today's Truck Drivers

Posted on 14 February 2014

The trucking industry has an avalanche of rules and regulations, stereotypes and expectations for truck drivers to deal with. Here's the reality we face.

Some Days Are Better Than Others. Some Are Best Forgotten.

Posted on 10 February 2014

It seems like life on the road throws you one curveball after another sometimes. This winter has been tough, with some parts better off forgotten.

How Do I Know If Truck Driving Is For Me?

Posted on 5 February 2014

We've all pondered becoming a truck driver at some point in our lives. But what is it really like? Would it suit me? Here's a great introduction to truck driving.

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