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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 Most Recent Trucking Blogs

Trucking Has The Longest Job Interview In The World

Posted on 14 August 2017

If you're attending a company-sponsored training program you need to understand the nature of the selection process. Here are some important insights.

Important Tips When Going On The Road With A Trainer Or Going Solo

Posted on 1 August 2017

Going on the road with a trainer or going solo is stressful and challenging, but exciting. Here are some important tips.

What Is This Thing We Call Trucking?

Posted on 24 July 2017

Trucking is so much more than a job. It's a career and an adventure that demands so much and yet gives back even more.

Trucking At Night Versus During The Day - What Should Your Strategy Be?

Posted on 19 July 2017

Some prefer driving at night, others during the day. So what's the most effective strategy for truck drivers? Check this out.

When Is The Right Time To Become An Owner Operator Or Lease A Truck? Never.

Posted on 11 July 2017

At TruckingTruth we recommend against becoming an owner operator or leasing a truck. The risks are high and the rewards are few, if any. Here's our thinking on the matter.

6 Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

Posted on 20 June 2017

The DOT physical has stringent blood pressure requirements. Here are 6 ways to lower your blood pressure for the DOT physical

How To Get Yourself Dispatched 5,000 Miles In One Week

Posted on 13 June 2017

Getting as many miles as you can handle as a truck driver means learning how to manage your clock and take initiative.

What Happens If I Fail A DOT Drug Or Alcohol Test?

Posted on 6 June 2017

What do you have to do when you fail or refuse a DOT drug test? Here is the return-to-duty process explained simply.

Two Types Of Tractor-Trailer Jackknives, And How To Deal With Them

Posted on 23 May 2017

How do jackknives happen, and what should you do? How can truck drivers avoid locking their wheels and jackknifing on slippery roads?

Dealing With Homesickness, And Staying Focused On Being A Succesful Truck Driver

Posted on 17 May 2017

How do truck drivers deal with homesickness? Advice for truck drivers on coping with being away from friends and family on the road.

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