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Truck Driver's Career Guide

Helping You Understand The Trucking Industry And Make The Right Career Choices

  • Understand the requirements for becoming a truck driver
  • Understand what life on the road is really like
  • Choose the right type of CDL training
  • Prepare for your written CDL permit and endoresment exams
  • Choose the right trucking company to work for

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Chapter 5: Planning Phase 2: Finding Your First Truck Driving Job

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.

Chapter 7: Getting Through Company Training And Preparing To Go Solo

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.

Chapter 8: Your First Year On The Road: Expectations And Preparations

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.

Chapter 9: Truck Driving Stories From The Road

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.

Chapter 10: CDL Training Materials: Preparing For Your CDL Exams

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.

Chapter 11: Getting Help And Advice

We all have difficult questions from time to time that we just can't find the answers to, and we need a little help from someone who's been there. At TruckingTruth, we've got the answers you're looking for. We have experienced drivers here everyday who love to give encouragement and advice, and we have several ways to get in touch.

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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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