Articles By JakeCat22

How Having A Great Attitude Earned Me A Second Chance

After a major mistake on my part, I found out how far a great attitude and hard work can take you, and how great a 'starter company' can treat you after all

What's A Tough Day Like In The Trucking World?

People wonder what life is like on the road for truckers. Well, you certainly have your good and bad days, and here's what a bad day is like...

My First Time Driving A Rig Through The Big Apple

I've only been on the road a short time running solo and I had my first chance to drive through NYC in a big rig, and what a crazy adventure it was!

My First Solo Run Went Better Than I Expected

My first ever solo run as a trucker went pretty well, but of course I ran into several issues and learned some good lessons right off the bat.

Training Time Is Over And It's Time To Test

After two weeks with my trainer, I went home for three days to relax and get ready for my company road test. If I pass, I get my own truck and run solo

On The Road In Training: There's Been A Lot Of Ups And Downs

I've been on the road with my trainer and there's been a lot of ups and downs. We're learning a ton everyday, but it's not easy for me or my family.

On The Road In Training: Doing Things For The First Time

My first few days of my trucking career are off to a great start and I'm out on the road with my trainer. Everything is so new, everything is a first.

My First Days On The Road With A Trainer

After completing orientation with my first trucking company it was time to head out on the road with a trainer for the first time, and away we went!

Testing Time For Orientation Has Arrived

We've reached the end of orientation with my new trucking company and it's time for testing. If we pass, we head out on the road with our trainer!

The Meat And Potatoes Of Orientation

I'm in orientation with my new trucking company and right now we're covering a lot - driving, backing, inspections, procedures, and paperwork.

Our First Day Driving

We got our first chance behind the wheel at orientation for my new trucking company, which was interesting, but the classroom is information overload!

Judgment Day At Orientation

Today was judgment day at orientation - the day they usually start sending people home for one reason or another. I was surprised at how it turned out.

My First Day Of Orientation

Today was my first day at orientation for my new trucking company and I was a bit nervous because I didn't know what to expect. Here's how it went.

On My Way To Orientation

It's the start of my truck driving career and after graduating from school with my CDL I've just arrived for orientation at my first real trucking job.

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