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.
Are autonomous vehicles going to start taking jobs away from truck drivers? Is the technology ready for widespread deployment? Are people ready for it?
Distracted driving is a serious issue that is now defined and regulated by the DOT. We'll discuss the definition, penalties, and risks involved.
The risk, pressure, and sacrifices involved make trucking a tough job but the perks that come along with it are remarkable. Is trucking worth it anymore?
There are many drivers out there today that have issues keeping their blood pressure under control. We'll cover the DOT regulations here.
Truck drivers often receive per diem pay each week which is technically a meal expense reimbursement. We'll cover all of the details about per diem here.
Trucking companies often make owning or leasing a truck sound like a sure path to riches. But a closer look reveals it isn't nearly that simple.
No matter how well a truck driver plans a trip there are countless variables that will stand in your way. This particular week we couldn't catch a break.
The trucking industry has an avalanche of rules and regulations, stereotypes and expectations for truck drivers to deal with. Here's the reality we face.
It seems like life on the road throws you one curveball after another sometimes. This winter has been tough, with some parts better off forgotten.
We've all pondered becoming a truck driver at some point in our lives. But what is it really like? Would it suit me? Here's a great introduction to truck driving.
At TruckingTruth we're always telling you that you control your own destiny in trucking. Well a big part of that is getting the right people on your side.
I've watched countless truck driving careers ruined before they ever got off the ground. Here's the story of how it happens and what you can do to avoid it.
If each truck driver would be a true professional...dress well, work with pride, talk kindly...the American public would respect us once again.
Lack of communication between truck drivers and office personnel has always been a big issue in trucking and here we talk about some causes and cures.
Many folks come into truck driving believing they should be treated like gold without having to prove themselves first. That's simply not how it works.
Trucking companies have re-defined what churn and turnover mean and how they are calculated. This is creating statistics indicating a driver shortage.
Stereotypes of truckers are hurting your trucking career, even if you don't fit the mold. It's time to step up, take pride, and expect more of ourselves.
Home time is precious to an over the road driver and their family, and it's painful when it gets cut short by an unexpected call from the company.
Truck drivers are normally paid by the mile. How did it get this way, and would hourly pay be better? Here's the story, and some thoughts on the matter.
What rights do truck drivers have? Here’s a brief overview of some of the common issues drivers face with their bosses, and the remedies they can seek.
For a truck driver that CDL is everything. Here is some great advice on protecting that license.
Finding a truck driving job after graduating from CDL training is not guaranteed. Here we cover factors affecting your chances of finding work in trucking
Sleep apnea is a big topic in the trucking industry, but is it justified? Or is it a money-making scheme for the insurance companies and medical industry?
I got out of the trucking industry back in 2009. Almost two years later I'm ready to get back in but I'm facing a few hurdles along the way.
This is my 2010 salary as an OTR truck driver finishing up my second year. It's hard to find good information on trucker's salaries, so I hope this helps
Trucking attracts people from all walks of life and has a lot to offer if you're circumstances, personality, and goals make you right for the job.
Becoming a truck driver is a big career choice. When will you know if you belong in trucking, or if you should walk away? Read on - we'll let you know
My name is Angelique and I'm from The Netherlands where our international drivers are losing their jobs to lower paid Eastern European drivers.
I've completed my first year as a truck driver and here's a rundown of some surprises about the job and the lifestyle of an over the road trucker.
Truck drivers were once known as 'Knights of the Road' and had people's respect. We've lost that reputation, here's why, and here's how we get it back
I compare two hypothetical career paths; a college student versus a truck driving student. We'll looking at job training, salary, debts, and more.
A recent story by NPR shows that truck driving will be one of the fastest growing, best paying careers requiring little training for the coming decade
Controlling costs in trucking is critical to the success of trucking companies, and drivers should be doing their part to help - for their own sake.
One of the first things a student truck driver will learn at their first company is how to operate a Qualcomm. Every company uses em, but what is it?
After 33 years as a woman in the transportation industry it's been amazing to look back at the journey and how far women truck drivers have come.
Truck driver appreciation week has come and gone and we've created some reasons why truck driving is so difficult and should be appreciated.
Your axle weights have to be legal before entering the highway, but what can a truck driver do if you're not sure and there's no scale at the shipper?
A recent announcement by the FMCSA shows that there will be even greater scrutiny for truck drivers and trucking companies coming very soon.
Recently a student truck driver discovered that the trainer was smoking pot in the truck while the student was driving. How should you handle this?
Finances on the road can be tough when first becoming a truck driver, but this will provide you with a little insight into saving money on the road.
Truck driving is not an easy career, and I got into it because I needed to make a better living. Now it's gotten old, and I'm looking for a way out.
I thought I'd share a few of my initial impressions of my early truck driving career, having experienced it for 6 months now. It's been incredible!
Truck drivers often have a tough time dealing with dispatch because of misunderstandings. But for new truck drivers it can be even tougher to handle.
Is now a good time to become a truck driver? The economy is still slow, but truck driving jobs are readily available. But how long will this last?
I was in real estate for many years, but at heart, I'm a truck driver. I helped many people into their own homes, but driving is what I truly enjoyed.
Truck drivers, to me, deserve more because I’m watching them make it all happen every day. Better pay and better treatment from trucking companies.
The American public sees more and more women behind the wheel of a big rig and they must surely think this is a new thing for women. Not even close!
After getting my CDL and going on the road with a trainer, my training time is up and there are no job openings right now. I'm going home.
Truck driving jobs are available, but many trucking companies have been able to be more selective in this slower economy than they have in the past.
Comradery amongst truck drivers used to be a sacred thing. Understood and appreciated, lived by and upheld. But now, it just doesn't seem the same.
It takes a lot of trucks to keep America going and the shelves filled. Most of us never consider the shipping and manufacturing that goes into it.
DAC reports and your MVR are two sources that trucking companies use to determine if you are eligible. But how do this process work? Here's how...
Finding a truck driving job during a recession like this is much tougher than it usually is, but the jobs are out there and things look better!
Truck driving is looked upon as the last great hope for many Americans who have lost work. Where would I look for work in trucking today?
Truck driving jobs pay well and getting your CDL is an option. But in this economy, will you find work? Is trucking school the right choice?
I've been filling out applications for truck driving jobs, but no luck. 209 to be exact. The economy is terrible and finding work is tough.
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