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.
Some prefer driving at night, others during the day. So what's the most effective strategy for truck drivers? Check this out.
How do jackknives happen, and what should you do? How can truck drivers avoid locking their wheels and jackknifing on slippery roads?
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.
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 is a serious issue that is now defined and regulated by the DOT. We'll discuss the definition, penalties, and risks involved.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At TruckingTruth we're always telling you that you control your own destiny in trucking. Well a big part of that is getting the right people on your side.
Company-sponsored CDL training versus private CDL training is one of the first big career decisions you'll make. Here's a quick rundown of the differences.
Learning to back up a rig is clumsy at best. Nothing about it is easy. Having fun with it helps make learning easier, but prepare to embarrass yourself!
I've watched countless truck driving careers ruined before they ever got off the ground. Here's the story of how it happens and what you can do to avoid it.
Recruiters in the trucking industry are a valuable resource, but drivers make one big mistake when speaking with recruiters. Here's what it is...
For truck drivers, life on the road is a roller coaster ride that can send you off the deep end. Here's a couple of common mistakes I hope you can avoid.
If each truck driver would be a true professional...dress well, work with pride, talk kindly...the American public would respect us once again.
Isolation from loved ones may be the hardest part of trucking. Sadly, returning home may not end that isolation. It may just reveal the worst consequences.
With all of the negativity surrounding the trucking industry, how do you choose the right company to work for and what do companies look for in a driver?
What are the CDL examiners looking for when you're taking your road test? Here are some important factors that will determine whether or not you'll pass.
For rookie truck drivers, time management skills are critically important to making good money and being safe out there. Here are some important tips.
Becoming a truck driver can be one of the most exciting times in your life. Here's a story about my early days in trucking school and out on the road.
Becoming a truck driver is a big career choice. When will you know if you belong in trucking, or if you should walk away? Read on - we'll let you know
Getting your CDL involves deciding which CDL endorsements to get. Here's a guide to what CDL endorsements are available and which ones you'll need.
A recent story by NPR shows that truck driving will be one of the fastest growing, best paying careers requiring little training for the coming decade
A recent announcement by the FMCSA shows that there will be even greater scrutiny for truck drivers and trucking companies coming very soon.
Recently a student truck driver discovered that the trainer was smoking pot in the truck while the student was driving. How should you handle this?
Trucking driving safety is the most important aspect of life on the road, and safety can be boiled down to one golden rule - lets' see what it is.
Trucking is a great career, but that rookie year is a tough one. There's so much to learn and adjust to that many people don't make it to year two.
Truck driving is more of a lifestyle than a career. You have to dedicate yourself to it and live it.
Is now a good time to become a truck driver? The economy is still slow, but truck driving jobs are readily available. But how long will this last?
Life on the road is far more difficult than most people realize, and this letter goes out to all of those who have never been in their shoes.
Truck driving is looked upon as the last great hope for many Americans who have lost work. Where would I look for work in trucking today?
CDL students are having success in this bad economy getting accepted into company sponsored CDL training programs and landing truck driving jobs.
Many people become truck drivers will false ideas about the truck driving industry and lifestyle. Here, we're going to set you straight!
Passing the written CDL test can be challenging, but taking our free online CDL practice tests and getting a bit of advice here will surely help!
Truck driving jobs pay well and getting your CDL is an option. But in this economy, will you find work? Is trucking school the right choice?
Truck driving school teaches a lot - but not as much as you may think. The time with your trainer is critical to your trucking career.
Truck driving can be an incredibly fun and rewarding career - but it's not easy! Here is one trait you absolutely must have...
Even getting pre-hired by a trucking company before graduating from CDL training is no guarantee in this economy.
TruckingTruth is looking for trucking dispatchers and office personnel to write a blog on our site! You can even make $ doing it!
Truck driving jobs have shown a noticeable increase from Dec '08 to Jan '09 on our website. We list thousands of trucking jobs here!
With 2.6 million job losses in 2008, many people need a new career with good pay and job security. Truck driving may be it!
Layoffs in the trucking industry do not often affect the drivers, and a slow economy can actually help student drivers find work!
In this popular blog series on choosing a truck driving job, we discuss who you should talk to, and what questions you should ask.
In part 7 of our series on choosing a truck driving job, we talk about pulling flatbeds and tankers vs dry vans and refrigerated.
Part 6 in a very popular series about choosing a truck driving job. Here we cover dry van and refrigerated trucking companies.
Part 5 in a very popular blog series about how to choose the best trucking company. Compares large companies to small ones.
There are many advantages to working for a large trucking company. Part IV of our popular blog series covers a ton of them!
A popular blog regarding choosing a truck driving job. It includes many factors, especially your family, personality, and lifestyle.
A well-known blog on choosing the right truck driving job. Outlines which factors affect your happiness and success the most.
First part in a very popular series about finding the right truck driving job and trucking company for new and experienced truck drivers alike.
Many people consider owning their own truck. In this article we'll discuss the difficulties involved.
Our most popular blog! If you've ever wondered about a career in truck driving and whether or not it's for you, this is the place to start!
If you're looking for free, or no-money down, truck driver training, this is a great place for you to find companies that offer this service!
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