Articles By Rhonda Johnsen

Randy's Home Time During Training - Part 1

Getting home from the road is every truck driver's favorite time, and that's especially true for a driver's family, friends, and loved ones.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 9 - He's Done!

CDL training has been more pressure and more difficult than we expected. Getting your CDL is no picnic. In fact, it can be grueling at times.

Randy's Phase 1 Training - Part 8

Over the road trucking will really test your relationship and the time away will magnify any problems your relationship has by a thousand times.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 7

Life on the road has been difficult for Randy, and having a husband that's an over the road truck driver is horrible. He's due for home time soon.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 6

CDL training has been very tough and now Randy is about half way through. The stories are amazing and learning to drive truck is stressful as can be.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 5

Randy and his road trainer returned to the CDL school and took advantage of some down time. There was a crazy DUI incident at the school this week.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 4

Phase one CDL training is about half way over with and it's a roller coaster of emotions. Some days he loves his new trucking career, but not others.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 3

Randy has been on the road in CDL training for a short time and life on the road is challenging. The time apart is tough for us. Trucking is not easy.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 2

It's my husband's second day of CDL training on the road running team with a trainer. Life on the road is a lot of stress but still very exciting.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 1

Randy just started phase I CDL training out on the road with his trainer. It's a lot of pressure but very exciting at the same time to be on the road

Advice For Couples Regarding Truck Driving

Becoming a truck driver is a stressful, difficult process - especially for couples. Here's some advice for couples considering getting into trucking.

Advice For Truck Driving School Students

This is what I've learned from the perspective I've gained as my husband went through the classroom training in truck driving school.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Days 20 And 21

Being out on the road during CDL training can be incredibly stressful at times, but also has the feel of a vacation at the same time.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Days 18 And 19

Almost three weeks into truck driving school and this CDL training is high pressure and intense. It's difficult, and there's a lot to deal with.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Days 16 And 17

Truck driver training is always filled with a lot of pressure and uncertainty. That is what has made his accomplishments so special.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Days 13, 14 And 15

Truck driving school is filled with anxiety and tension. Passing his road test has Randy feeling quite relieved and anxious to begin road training.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 12

Randy took his driving test at CDL school today and called me with the results. I was up all night emailing unemployment records for his company.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 11

The pre-trip inspection test is today, and the road test is tomorrow. It's day 11 of CDL training and things are getting more stressful for everyone.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 10

Ten days into CDL training and the fast pace continues. They are driving more, but the quizzes and the pressure of their CDL training continues.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 9

As hard as you think becoming a truck driver will be, it's even harder. I've lost ten pounds from the stress of CDL training in the past few weeks.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 8

We're into the second week of trucking school and things are still moving along very quickly! They are getting ready for their driving test very soon.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 7

Well, it's been one week since Randy left for CDL training, and what a week it's been. It went by fast for him, it felt more like a month to me.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 6

Nearly a week into CDL training and more students are dropping out of the class. It's a fast-paced truck driving school and not everyone will make it.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 5

I can't believe my husband's been at truck driving school less than a week, it feels like a month. His CDL training has been fast-paced and tough.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 4

Almost finished with the first week of truck driving school. The pace is quick and some people are struggling, while others are doing just fine.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 3

The fast pace of CDL training at truck driving school continues as students continue to drop out of the program due to health and background issues.

Randy's Truck Driving School - Day 2

The pace of CDL training at trucking school has started out very fast and it's been a tough adjustment in lifestyle for both my husband and myself.

Randy At Truck Driving School - Day 1

Well, I spoke to Randy for nearly an hour last night about his first full day at truck driving school, and it was a 12-hour marathon starting at 7 am.

Crazy Bus Ride to Truck Driving School

Truck driving school and changing truck driving jobs often requires a trip by greyhound bus. This is one experience you have to be ready for.

Packing List for Truck Driving School

Before leaving for truck driving school we made a list of items to pack for the road. Here's a great list of items to take with you on the road.

How a Husband And Wife Became Interested in Trucking - Part 2

There is a saying about how life is what happens while you're making other plans and that has certainly proven to be true with my trucking plans.

How a Husband And Wife Became Interested in Trucking - Part 1

When our business began to really struggle due to the economy and our children were raised and on their own, we decided it was time for a change.

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