Articles By Peter Jr

My On-The-Road Training Ends And It's Home To My Family

My CDL training is complete. Here is a recap of what training was like on the road, and what it was like to return home to my family.

Trucking Company Orientation: Not Much Fun

Basically, when going to a trucking company orientation, be prepared to be bombarded with videos, tested on your skills, and grilled about your past.

The Time Has Come: I'm Heading To Orientation

Time for me to hit the open road, see the country, and see how many people I know are shocked when they see me hauling ass in an eighteen wheeler.

CDL Exam Day: Hoping To Get My License - Not An Ulcer

Taking tests always made me nervous, but the CDL exam was the worst! When your career is at stake and you have a family counting on you, it's scary!

Trucking School Is Hard: Peter's Crybaby Blog

Getting through my CDL training is not easy, and getting a job and getting rollin in this economic environment is proving to be tough.

CDL Training Week Two - Finding Out Which Of Us Will Make It Through

Ah, week two. The magical week that separates the truck drivers from the…well…not truck drivers? This is where the rubber meets the road.

End Of My First Week of CDL School, Start of My First Blog

Well I finally did it! After a whole year of thinking about it, I decided it was time for me to dive head-first into over-the-road truck driving!

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