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The Hardest Part of Starting a Trucking Career

by Old School

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.

The Complete Guide To Pulling A Chemical Tanker

by Brett Aquila

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 Seems To Be Lacking In Some Rookie Truck Drivers

by Old School

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.

The Natural Progression Of A Truck Driver's Career

by Old School

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?

Keepin' Your Cool: Managing Road Rage

by Brett Aquila

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.

Why I Prefer Paid CDL Training Over Private CDL Training

by Brett Aquila

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.

Drivers Share Their Biggest Misconceptions And Surprises About A Career In Trucking

by Brett Aquila

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.

The Right Strategy For Earning More Miles And Better Pay

by Brett Aquila

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.

Trucking Has The Longest Job Interview In The World

by G-Town

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

by G-Town

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?

by Old School

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?

by Brett Aquila

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.

by Old School

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

by Patrick Netzel

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

by Old School

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?

by Patrick Netzel

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

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.

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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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