Articles By Rick Huffman

Mama Said They'll Be Days Like This

Truck drivers have tough days, and often times tough weeks - especially that first year. This was yet another tough lesson learned early in my career.

Keeping Your Head Screwed On Straight In A Crisis

After getting into an accident as a rookie truck driver I made a critical error in judgment that could have cost me dearly, but this time I was lucky.

Fighting Through The Challenges Of Life On The Road

After tarping a load on a rainy day in a muddy mess of a parking lot I began to question whether or not becoming a truck driving was a mistake.

Bad Directions, The Wrong Entrance, and A Coon Dog Cemetery

My first full solo week of trucking started out well but didn't continue that way for long. I also saw some very strange sites along the way!

A Humbling Adventure: My First Delivery Driving Solo

After saying goodbye to my trainer, it was time to set out on my first solo run as a truck driver, and what a humbling adventure it turned out to be!

On The Road In Training With Ringo Part 2

On the road in training driving flatbed was very rough the first couple weeks. My fingers were numb, I ached all over, and the mountains were intimidating

On The Road In Training With Ringo

My first six weeks on the road with an incredibly unique trainer were memorable times. But being home for a 'Trucker's Weekend' was not what I expected

Truck Driving School Part IV - Taking The CDL Exam

It was time to take the CDL exam and all of us were very nervous. Most of us failed our first attempt and the pressure was on to pass and get our CDL.

Trucking School Part III - Boot Camp

Backing up a truck and learning to shift are two key elements at truck driving school, but some patient instructors are helping our class immensely.

Attending Truck Driving School Part II - First Day On The Yard

My first day of backing up a big rig in truck driving school and we were all nervous and excited. None of us knew what backing a big rig would be like

Attending Truck Driving School Part I

The beginning of my truck driving adventures started here with cdl school where I met an incredible variety of people looking to become truck drivers

Becoming An American Trucker

Becoming a truck driver was something I never considered until my 20 year journalism career became a rut. Here's where my trucking adventures began.

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