Driving the truck isn't the hardest part about getting your career started in trucking. The bad information out there is the biggest problem for most new drivers.
Pulling a chemical tanker is dangerous business. How dangerous? Does it pay more? Is there a lot of manual labor involved? We'll cover it all.
Prudence is critical when it comes to surviving your first year as a truck driver, but it's something many people seem to be lacking. Here's a good example.
Is becoming an owner operator really a step up in your trucking career or are you walking off a cliff? What is the pinnacle of success in trucking?
Even professional drivers get angry with other drivers sometimes. You have to keep it under control. We'll explain the dangers of road rage and how to prevent it.
I feel paid cdl training, or company-sponsored training, has several advantages over a private truck driving school. I'll cover the differences and my reasons in this article.
Truck driving is far more difficult and complex than people expect. We asked experienced drivers what the biggest surprises and misconceptions are about this career.
If you want to be at the top of the pay list you're going to have to earn it. Here are some strategies for getting more miles and making more money.
If you're attending a company-sponsored training program you need to understand the nature of the selection process. Here are some important insights.
Going on the road with a trainer or going solo is stressful and challenging, but exciting. Here are some important tips.
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.
Some prefer driving at night, others during the day. So what's the most effective strategy for truck drivers? Check this out.
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.
The DOT physical has stringent blood pressure requirements. Here are 6 ways to lower your blood pressure for the DOT physical
Getting as many miles as you can handle as a truck driver means learning how to manage your clock and take initiative.
What do you have to do when you fail or refuse a DOT drug test? Here is the return-to-duty process explained simply.
How do jackknives happen, and what should you do? How can truck drivers avoid locking their wheels and jackknifing on slippery roads?
How do truck drivers deal with homesickness? Advice for truck drivers on coping with being away from friends and family on the road.
Are autonomous vehicles going to start taking jobs away from truck drivers? Is the technology ready for widespread deployment? Are people ready for it?
Being successful in trucking takes a good understanding of how the industry works. Here is one critical piece of that puzzle.
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