Truck driving is far more difficult and complex than people expect. We asked experienced drivers what the biggest surprises and misconceptions are about this career.
What do you have to do when you fail or refuse a DOT drug test? Here is the return-to-duty process explained simply.
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?
The DAC report is a background check used by trucking companies to help determine whether or not a driver is a good candidate for hire.
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.
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.
Learning to back up a rig is clumsy at best. Nothing about it is easy. Having fun with it helps make learning easier, but prepare to embarrass yourself!
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.
Recruiters in the trucking industry are a valuable resource, but drivers make one big mistake when speaking with recruiters. Here's what it is...
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.
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.
After earning a college degree, being a stay-at-home dad, and then a substitute teacher, it was time for a career change. Here's how CDL training began.
For a truck driver that CDL is everything. Here is some great advice on protecting that license.
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
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
CDL training is certainly not easy. Here's four main reasons why people tend to fail their training at truck driving school and how to prevent them.
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.
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 was something I never considered until my 20 year journalism career became a rut. Here's where my trucking adventures began.
With an Army career behind me and my job being lost to a tough economy, it was time to find a career that I could enjoy - and here's what I found...
Truck driving can be an incredibly fun and rewarding career - but it's not easy! Here is one trait you absolutely must have...
Becoming a truck driver is a huge decision in anyone's life, and one we've all pondered. Here's my story and the reasons why I did it.
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