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

by Brett Aquila

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

by Old School

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

Are Self-Driving Vehicles Really Going To Take Truckers Jobs?

by Patrick Netzel

Are autonomous vehicles going to start taking jobs away from truck drivers? Is the technology ready for widespread deployment? Are people ready for it?

One Critical Piece To The Puzzle Of Success In Trucking

by Old School

Being successful in trucking takes a good understanding of how the industry works. Here is one critical piece of that puzzle.

What Are The Best Types Of Freight For A Rookie To Haul?

by Brett Aquila

What are the best types of freight for rookies to haul? Which should be avoided? Which pay the best? We'll cover it all right here.

CDL Training During The Winter: Good Idea Or Impending Doom?

by Brett Aquila

Learning to drive a truck in the snow can be scary, especially if you have no experience in snow. But CDL training in the winter isn't a bad idea. Here's why.

Distracted Driving For Truck Drivers: The Penalties And Risks

by Brett Aquila

Distracted driving is a serious issue that is now defined and regulated by the DOT. We'll discuss the definition, penalties, and risks involved.

Is Trucking Worth It Anymore?

by Brett Aquila

The risk, pressure, and sacrifices involved make trucking a tough job but the perks that come along with it are remarkable. Is trucking worth it anymore?

A Story About The Highs And Lows Of Life On The Road

by Brett Aquila

Here's one trucker's story about living the highest of highs one day and the lowest of lows the next. Life on the road is a roller coaster ride.

12 Tips To Help Drivers Stay Awake Longer

by Brett Aquila

Staying awake and alert for long periods of time is critical if you want to be a safe, productive driver. Here are some tips for staying awake longer.

Lowering Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

by Patrick Netzel

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

by Patrick Netzel

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?

by Patrick Netzel

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?

by Patrick Netzel

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

by Brett Aquila

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?

by Brett Aquila

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

by Becky Prestwich

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

by Becky Prestwich

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.

by Becky Prestwich

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?

by Brett Aquila

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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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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