Forced dispatch means a driver can not refuse a load assignment. Is this fair? Should a driver have that right?
Do you know what it takes to be successful in trucking? Are you willing to compete? Are you capable of performing at a high level? Here is what it takes.
It's not a huge stretch to compare the trucking industry, a completely performance based enterprise, to the business of professional sports.
New drivers think they'll be free agents after graduating from school but there's more to the story they don't understand.
A really good trucker is a Superhero in my estimation. They do things that most people are completely incapable of.
A Top Tier Driver is an elite professional who is in high demand and makes great money. What makes them the elite? Find out here.
Most owner operators famously exaggerate their profitability numbers, but a few gave us the real scoop, and here's what they had to say...
Driving the truck isn't the hardest part about getting your career started in trucking. The bad information out there is the biggest problem for most new drivers.
Prudence is critical when it comes to surviving your first year as a truck driver, but it's something many people seem to be lacking. Here's a good example.
Is becoming an owner operator really a step up in your trucking career or are you walking off a cliff? What is the pinnacle of success in trucking?
Trucking is so much more than a job. It's a career and an adventure that demands so much and yet gives back even more.
At TruckingTruth we recommend against becoming an owner operator or leasing a truck. The risks are high and the rewards are few, if any. Here's our thinking on the matter.
Getting as many miles as you can handle as a truck driver means learning how to manage your clock and take initiative.
How do truck drivers deal with homesickness? Advice for truck drivers on coping with being away from friends and family on the road.
Being successful in trucking takes a good understanding of how the industry works. Here is one critical piece of that puzzle.
As a rookie truck driver you're going to face enormous challenges and be tested continuously. I learned a great lesson about how tough CDL training can be.
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