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Confessions Of An Owner Operator

Most owner operators famously exaggerate their profitability numbers, but a few gave us the real scoop, and here's what they had to say...

The Hardest Part of Starting a Trucking Career

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 Seems To Be Lacking In Some Rookie Truck 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.

The Natural Progression Of A Truck Driver's Career

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?

What Is This Thing We Call 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.

When Is The Right Time To Become An Owner Operator Or Lease A Truck? Never.

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.

How To Get Yourself Dispatched 5,000 Miles In One Week

Getting as many miles as you can handle as a truck driver means learning how to manage your clock and take initiative.

Dealing With Homesickness, And Staying Focused On Being A Succesful Truck Driver

How do truck drivers deal with homesickness? Advice for truck drivers on coping with being away from friends and family on the road.

One Critical Piece To The Puzzle Of Success In Trucking

Being successful in trucking takes a good understanding of how the industry works. Here is one critical piece of that puzzle.

Your Trainer Will Test You On Far More Than Just Your Driving Skills

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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TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

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Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

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