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The Best Laid Plans Usually Fall To Pieces

by Becky Prestwich

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.

Bureaucracy And Unfair Expectations Plague Today's Truck Drivers

by Becky Prestwich

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.

Some Days Are Better Than Others. Some Are Best Forgotten.

by Becky Prestwich

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.

How Do I Know If Truck Driving Is For Me?

by Brett Aquila

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.

Living And Working Together On The Road

by Becky Prestwich

After a month of travelling with my husband who is an OTR trucker we're learning to live and work well together. Life on the road takes some getting used to.

The Ups And Downs Of Life On The Road

by Becky Prestwich

After just a short time on the road with my husband I've come to realize that everyday life in the trucking industry is like a roller coaster ride.

Over The Road Challenges

by Becky Prestwich

Truckers face a litany of challenges on the road every day and new drivers often learn about them the hard way. Here's a few of the big ones you'll see.

Items To Pack And Other Considerations For Husband And Wife Teams

by Becky Prestwich

If you're considering the idea of trucking as a husband and wife team there are a lot of things to consider regarding items to pack and everyday living.

Getting Started - and Schooled

by Becky Prestwich

After learning I would be headed out on the road with my husband it was time to see our assigned truck for the first time and start loading in our goodies.

The Big Decision

by Becky Prestwich

Being given the opportunity to travel the country with my husband I'm ready to hit the highways and find out what life is all about for the American trucker

2 Mental Mistakes That Cost Drivers Their Sanity...And Maybe More

by Brett Aquila

For truck drivers, life on the road is a roller coaster ride that can send you off the deep end. Here's a couple of common mistakes I hope you can avoid.

A Look In The Mirror

by Brett Aquila

If each truck driver would be a true professional...dress well, work with pride, talk kindly...the American public would respect us once again.

Solitude Becomes Every Truck Drivers Heaven Or Hell

by Brett Aquila

Isolation from loved ones may be the hardest part of trucking. Sadly, returning home may not end that isolation. It may just reveal the worst consequences.

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

by Old School

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.

There's No Disguising A Rookie On The CB Radio

by BlueHillsTrucker

The CB radio is a legendary part of being a trucker. But nothing is funnier than being a rookie and soundling like a nerd amongst the smooth talkers.

How To Cut Through The Negativity And Choose The Right Trucking Company To Start Your Career

by Brett Aquila

With all of the negativity surrounding the trucking industry, how do you choose the right company to work for and what do companies look for in a driver?

The Need For Communication

by Dave Ashelman

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.

Rites of Passage on the Highway

by Dave Ashelman

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.

Look on the Blight Side

by BlueHillsTrucker

Truckers live wherever they happen to be at the moment. Some places have a mysterious past. They're a shadow of their former selves. A ghost town. A relic.

A Family Emergency On The Road

by Rhonda

Every truck driver fears a family emergency happening when they're out on the road. It's a helpless feeling, and there's little you can do to prepare.

Keeping The Family Close: Saying Sorry

by TruckersWife09

Truckers miss a lot of special events back home and it's tough on everyone. A simple apology or being understanding can help keep the family close.

Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This

by Rhonda

Life on the road is challenging, and drivers are on tight schedules. But this was one of those days where I made a mistake that made things even worse!

Important Truths for Rookie Drivers: Surviving Your First 6 Months

by lucky13

So how does a new driver survive their hectic, stressful, tiring, demanding, and incredibly challenging first 6 months on the job? Here's my advice...

To Have and to Hold: Marriages In Trucking

by TruckersWife09

Marriages in the trucking world are very difficult to maintain. The separation is tough on everyone. Here's some helpful advice to get you through.

My First Run As A Professional Driver

by BlueHillsTrucker

Nothing could be more exciting than climbing behind the wheel of a rig for your first run ever as a professional driver! Here's how it went for me.

Stereotypes and Trucking: A Match Made in the Cab

by Dave Ashelman

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.

Holding Down The Fort

by TruckersWife09

When your spouse is on the road and you're home taking care of the family, it's tough on everyone. Communication and understanding is key to making it work

The Unexpected Call

by TruckersWife09

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.

Why Drivers Are Paid By The Mile

by Dave Ashelman

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.

Welcome To The Life

by TruckersWife09

Home time for truckers is always special, but it's not always easy to get reacquainted. Everyone has different hopes and needs which can be hard to balance

Understanding Rights in the Trucking Industry

by Dave Ashelman

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.

How Having A Great Attitude Earned Me A Second Chance

by JakeCat22

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

A Driver Trainer's Perspective: Some Helpful Tips And Observations For Student Drivers

by TruckerMike

Being a CDL instructor is a very unique experience. I was amazed at how much I learned myself. Here are some of the highlights I picked up along the way.

OTR Training- Week 1: Patience and Perseverance

by lucky13

CDL training will test you in so many ways, and it will go far beyond your ability to drive a truck. It will also test your patience and perseverance.

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

by JakeCat22

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

by JakeCat22

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!

Trying To Teach Proper Driver Forecasting

by TruckerMike

Being a safe truck driver is never easy. Predicting what might happen next on the highway takes years to learn and is very hard to teach a new driver.

My First Solo Run Went Better Than I Expected

by JakeCat22

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

by JakeCat22

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

by JakeCat22

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

by JakeCat22

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

by JakeCat22

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!

The Weaving Driver

by Rhonda

You never know when a beautiful day for a drive can suddenly turn ugly, as it did for Rhonda in her big rig on a typical summer day in Wisconsin.

The Science of Truck Driving

by Philosopher Paul

After a lot of close calls and important lessons learned, I'm starting to get the feel for driving truck and learning to relax and roll with things.

My First Ever Solo Run!

by Philosopher Paul

I finished training and got my first truck. This is the story of my first ever solo run in a big rig, and a tiny rookie mistake that was pretty funny.

The Showdown With "The Colonel" - Handling My Trainer's Tirades

by Philosopher Paul

I'm finishing up CDL training with a trainer who screams in tirades and I've had to try to deal with it. But finally, the showdown between us occurred.

Dealing With Some Crazy Personalities During Training

by Philosopher Paul

You meet a lot of crazy characters in trucking, and my finishing trainer is off the charts. This guys seems more like someone you'd find in a movie.

Losing Weight As A Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

Losing weight for truckers can be difficult. But if you have a simple plan and stick to it you can be in wonderful health on the road, without exercise!

My 2010 Salary - Finishing Up My Second Year Behind The Wheel

by TruckerMike

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

When Will I Know If Trucking Was The Right Career Choice?

by Brett Aquila

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

Mama Said They'll Be Days Like This

by Rick Huffman

Truck drivers have tough days, and often times tough weeks - especially that first year. This was yet another tough lesson learned early in my career.

Keeping Your Head Screwed On Straight In A Crisis

by Rick Huffman

After getting into an accident as a rookie truck driver I made a critical error in judgment that could have cost me dearly, but this time I was lucky.

Fighting Through The Challenges Of Life On The Road

by Rick Huffman

After tarping a load on a rainy day in a muddy mess of a parking lot I began to question whether or not becoming a truck driving was a mistake.

Bad Directions, The Wrong Entrance, and A Coon Dog Cemetery

by Rick Huffman

My first full solo week of trucking started out well but didn't continue that way for long. I also saw some very strange sites along the way!

Questions and Answers for a Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

Here are the answers to 17 questions about being a truck driver I'd like to share with anyone who may be interested in becoming a truck driver.

On The Road In Training With Ringo Part 2

by Rick Huffman

On the road in training driving flatbed was very rough the first couple weeks. My fingers were numb, I ached all over, and the mountains were intimidating

On The Road In Training With Ringo

by Rick Huffman

My first six weeks on the road with an incredibly unique trainer were memorable times. But being home for a "Trucker's Weekend" was not what I expected

My First Year as a Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

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.

Not Much Help For The Drivers

by Steve Rubens

The Qualcomm has directions to customers for truck drivers, but often times the directions are wrong and nobody seems to care. Here's what happens.

Truck Driving Down Donner Pass

by TruckerMike

Donner Pass for truck drivers is one of the notorious places in the country for burned up brakes and fatal wrecks. My first time down was an adventure

Is Trucking In Your Blood?

by Guyjax

Truck driving is not just a job, it's a lifestyle, with a lot of responsibility that comes with it. Do you have what it takes? Is it in your blood?

A New Era For The Knights Of The Road

by Carl Smith

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

Randy's Home Time During Training - Part 1

by rbradyjohnsen

Getting home from the road is every truck driver's favorite time, and that's especially true for a driver's family, friends, and loved ones.

Truck Driving in Winter Weather

by TruckerMike

Before I became a truck driver, there was nothing better than a good snow storm, sliding around in my 4-wheeler. But that was then, and this is now!

Inside Trucking Part 2: Understanding Company Expenses

by Rhonda

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.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 9 - He's Done!

by rbradyjohnsen

CDL training has been more pressure and more difficult than we expected. Getting your CDL is no picnic. In fact, it can be grueling at times.

Randy's Phase 1 Training - Part 8

by rbradyjohnsen

Over the road trucking will really test your relationship and the time away will magnify any problems your relationship has by a thousand times.

Another Night Of Driving And A Very Close Call

by Rhonda

As a truck driver you have to be on guard at all times. Even when you're doing everything right you never know when someone will do something crazy.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 6

by rbradyjohnsen

CDL training has been very tough and now Randy is about half way through. The stories are amazing and learning to drive truck is stressful as can be.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 5

by rbradyjohnsen

Randy and his road trainer returned to the CDL school and took advantage of some down time. There was a crazy DUI incident at the school this week.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 4

by rbradyjohnsen

Phase one CDL training is about half way over with and it's a roller coaster of emotions. Some days he loves his new trucking career, but not others.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 3

by rbradyjohnsen

Randy has been on the road in CDL training for a short time and life on the road is challenging. The time apart is tough for us. Trucking is not easy.

My 33rd Anniversary In Transportation

by Rhonda

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.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 2

by rbradyjohnsen

It's my husband's second day of CDL training on the road running team with a trainer. Life on the road is a lot of stress but still very exciting.

Randy's Phase 1 CDL Training - Part 1

by rbradyjohnsen

Randy just started phase I CDL training out on the road with his trainer. It's a lot of pressure but very exciting at the same time to be on the road

Randy's Truck Driving School - Days 20 And 21

by rbradyjohnsen

Being out on the road during CDL training can be incredibly stressful at times, but also has the feel of a vacation at the same time.

Truck Driving - Experience and Enjoyment of the Job

by TruckerMike

I love being a truck driver. I've found as my experience grows, my enjoyment also grows. I'm still a rookie, but the experience I have is paying off.

Truck Driver Appreciation Week

by TruckerMike

Truck driver appreciation week has come and gone and we've created some reasons why truck driving is so difficult and should be appreciated.

My Overweight Ticket

by Rhonda

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?

Regulation and Scrutiny Of Truck Drivers Increasing Steadily

by Brett Aquila

A recent announcement by the FMCSA shows that there will be even greater scrutiny for truck drivers and trucking companies coming very soon.

Sometimes You Face Difficult Driving Challenges In Trucking

by Rhonda

Some days are tougher than others for truck drivers, especially with the amount of traffic on the roads today. Today was a tough day in trucking.

Crazy Bus Ride to Truck Driving School

by rbradyjohnsen

Truck driving school and changing truck driving jobs often requires a trip by greyhound bus. This is one experience you have to be ready for.

New Truck Drivers: Beware of Rocking The Boat

by Brett Aquila

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?

Making it Financially in Truck Driving

by TruckerMike

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.

I Want Out Of Trucking As A Driver

by Rhonda

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.

My Recent Trucking Adventures - Quite A Challenge

by TruckerMike

Sometimes trucking trips go very smoothly, and others are incredibly challenging. This is the reality of truck driving. Are you up for the challenge?

A Sad Day For Me In Trucking

by Rhonda

It was a sad day driving truck today after finding out some really tough news and being called into work immediately afterwards.

My Truck Driving Career - A 6 Month Review

by TruckerMike

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!

Leaving Home

by TruckerMike

Leaving home is often the hardest part of being a truck driver, especially after the holidays. This time was worse. I had to leave on the holiday.

Seeing the Other Side of the Tracks as a Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

"I recently wrote Truck Driving: An Office With A View" about the beauty this country holds. But out here on the road it isn't always so beautiful.

The Sleep Cycle of a Truck Driver - It Doesn't Exist

by TruckerMike

One thing I wasn't prepared for as a new truck driver is the sleeping patterns. I knew fatigue was a big issue in trucking, and now I understand why.

Enduring The Rookie Treatment In Trucking

by Brett Aquila

Trucking is a great career, but that rookie year is a tough one. There's so much to learn and adjust to that many people don't make it to year two.

Trucking Back To Dallas

by Rhonda

I make a lot of trucking runs to Dallas, TX and usually it's a two day affair. I'm getting ready to head out again and I'm hoping things will go well

Want to Live a Simpler Life? Try Truck Driving!

by TruckerMike

People work hard at jobs they hate in order to buy the things they think will bring them happiness. I was that way. Truckin showed me a better way.

Alone Time as a Truck Driver - Can you Handle it?

by TruckerMike

Truck drivers spend an enormous amount of time alone away from friends and family which can really take its toll, and spells the end for many drivers.

Truck Driving - An Office with a View!

by TruckerMike

Truck driving is such a unique job - one that offers so much that you won't find anywhere else. The lifestyle is amazing, and the view is spectacular

Why Do Truck Drivers Do That?!?

by TruckerMike

This post is mainly for all of you out there who have never driven a truck before. People always have questions, so this will serve as a trucker's FAQ

My First Solo Run as a Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

My first solo run as a truck driver has been completed, and boy do I have a story to tell. It was eventful and embarrassing, but successful in the end

What Makes a Truck Driver: Dealing With The Stereotype

by TruckerMike

Everyone has their own version of what a truck driver looks and acts like. I was even guilty of that. But once I became a driver, that all changed.

It's Official - My Truck Driver Training is Over

by TruckerMike

After months of research, a month of CDL truck driving school, and 4 months of company training, I'm going on the road as a solo company driver. Wow!

My On-The-Road Training Ends And It's Home To My Family

by Peter Jr

My CDL training is complete. Here is a recap of what training was like on the road, and what it was like to return home to my family.

Dealing With Load Planners

by Karen

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.

Don't Let the Little Things Bother You....Just Roll On

by TruckerMike

In the past few months that I've been truck driving, I've learned one major thing - trucking can destroy you if you let it. So don't.

Returning To Trucking After Vacation: Part Two

by Rhonda

Backing was a tough issue for me back when I was new to truck driving, and a situation like this one was a nightmare for me!

Returning To Trucking After Vacation: Part One

by Rhonda

I am just thrilled to know about the new adventure given to me - blocking 4 lanes of busy highway while trying to back the rig in. What a mess.

One Electric Ride

by TruckerMike

There are some nights when you don't want to be driving a truck. Then there are some nights when you wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world.

You're Worth More

by Karen

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.

Women Truck Drivers

by Rhonda

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!

The Best Trip for a Truck Driver - Home.

by TruckerMike

Home time in trucking is cherished. You don't get home very often, so when you do, you love the opportunity to see everyone again. Here's what I did.

Surviving a Company Trainer

by TruckerMike

Wow, it's been two months since I hit the road with my trainer. I'll share a few of my thoughts on how to survive your trucking company trainer.

Preparing for Truck Driver Company Training - Things to Pack!

by TruckerMike

What should I pack? This has to be the number one question amongst newbies. First of all, pack as little as possible. Only the necessities...

Love or Infidelity? It's Your Responsibility!

by Karen

There’s a comfort in knowing that all is ok while being in the same room with the one you love in total silence. Never forget how lucky you are.

Stormy Weather In Trucking

by Rhonda

With the change of seasons comes another area of concern for all travelers of the highways - storms with hail, high winds and tornadoes.

Comradery - Where is it?

by Karen

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.

Worst Trip in a Big Truck Yet

by TruckerMike

This last trip was rather brutal. It was adventurous, frustrating, difficult, and dangerous at times, and we even saw a few things we wish we hadn't.

A Trucker's Day Of Bad Weather

by Rhonda

Some days you just know are going to be bad. Today was one of them. Its the last of November and there is all sorts of weather heading our way.

Adventures with a Broken Truck!

by TruckerMike

Well, it finally happened. My trainer and I are having truck problems. What a mess. It's getting fixed, finally, but here's what we had to deal with.

Blessings and Gifts

by Karen

Being in a big rig is just as spiritual as being on the back of a Harley. But the thing that mystifies me the most is the “magic” of just being.

The Tough Part of Life While on the Road

by Farmer Bob

Even though I enjoy what I'm doing there is a down side to trucking. Keeping a relationship going while driving truck is very hard, and often lonely

Truck Stop Services - and The Lack Thereof

by Karen

Truck stops are a trucker's haven, and it's nice to finally kick back and relax when you have the time. But not all are created equal, that's for sure

More Snow? Now What's A Desert Dude to Do?

by Farmer Bob

Just when I thought it was spring time and there would be no more truckin in the snow, man was I wrong! Tire chains, tow trucks, and more adventures!

Short Letters from a Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

Life on the road leads you to so many people and experiences that it's nice to be able to sit down and write to the ones that have left an impression.

What's a Desert Dude Doing Driving in a Blizzard?

by Farmer Bob

I live in the desert. Blowing sand is common, and we have days when roads are closed due to blowing sand, but not snow! Oh man, here comes a blizzard!

I Love Being a Truck Driver!

by TruckerMike

It takes a very unique individual to succeed out here and hopefully this will shed a little light on the traits needed to make it in this business.

Life On The Road For Truck Drivers Is So Different From Anything You've Ever Known

by Farmer Bob

I am amazed at how different the life of a truck driver is compared to "other" people. The lifestyle is amazing, but it's an incredible change.

A Disaster of a Trip, but Still Worked Out in the End

by TruckerMike

Since my last trip in the big rig went so well, Karma had to balance itself out. And it didn't waste any time either! This last trip was crazy!

Your "Other Half" In a Truck Driving Career

by Karen

This story is based on my life, my emotions and my experience. I know there are “other halves” out there that will be able to relate.

My Best Trip in a Big Truck Yet!

by TruckerMike

Wow, my most recent trip was by far the best trip I've had to date. We left California late at night and were "East Bound and Down" to Pennsylvania!

Truck Driving and Mother Nature's Fury

by TruckerMike

Last week we had a trip from Illinois to California and I got my first taste of mother nature's fury - a light load and high winds. It was nasty!

Truck Driving with a High Value Load

by TruckerMike

So the other night, we get a phone call to pick up a "High Value Load" from a pharmaceutical company. Wow, what an experience a high value load is!

Some Random Thoughts About Life On The Road

by Farmer Bob

Life on the road is totally different than anything I've ever done, and there's a few things that take some getting used to.

Truck Driver Training Adventures in the Smokey Mountains!

by TruckerMike

Being in training as a trucker on the road isn't easy - but when you add mountains and wrong turns into the equation, it can be terrifying!

The First Two Weeks On the Road With My Trainer

by Scott.P

After 14 days on the road with my trianer, things have been going really well. Here is some insight into my training so far.

Observations From a Rookie Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I got on the road with my trainer. This has probably been the quickest week of my life!

FMCSA SAFESTAT: The Grading System For Carriers And Their Employees

by Rhonda

it's far easier than you might imagine to get the safety records of trucking companies, and these records have a big effect on a company's drivers.

My First Day and Night at a Truck Stop

by TruckerMike

Being a brand new driver brings lots of new experiences, and today was my first full day and night in a truckstop in Southern California!

My First Two Weeks of OTR Training

by Farmer Bob

As I said previously, you have to have patience. A sense of humor helps too! There's a lot to know, and a lot of lessons learned already.

The DAC Report And Your MVR: How Companies Use Them For Hiring

by Rhonda

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...

Seeing The Aftermath Of A Trailer Rollover

by Rhonda

After a long day I made it to the truck stop and I was tired. Little did I know, things during the night were going to get interesting!

My First Truck Driving Job: The Trip to Trucking Orientation

by TruckerMike

The trip to truck driving orientation is always eventful - but not normally this eventful! What a mess - but it turned out interesting.

Making Turns In A Semi Can Be Dangerous - And Comical Too!

by Rhonda

Somtimes four wheelers don't know how to handle situations with trucks. They do the funniest, and sometimes the scariest things!

Long Hauler's Recognition - A Letter From A Truck Driver's Wife

by Brett Aquila

Life on the road is far more difficult than most people realize, and this letter goes out to all of those who have never been in their shoes.

Life On The Road - Sometimes You Have One Of Those Weeks

by Rhonda

A lot can go wrong for truck drivers on the road, and sometimes you just have one of those weeks where it all goes wrong!

Getting Real About The Trucking Industry and How Things Really Are

by Brett Aquila

Many people become truck drivers will false ideas about the truck driving industry and lifestyle. Here, we're going to set you straight!

Women on the Road - Preparing for the Trip - Part 2

by Tumbleweed

For women truck drivers, you have to know the right things to bring on the road with you. Here's a great list of things I had with me!

Meal Time Can Be Tough For Women Truck Drivers

by Rhonda

You would think that getting served a simple meal would be no big deal. Well, for women truck drivers, it's not always that simple.

Truck Driving Will Test Your Character

by Brett Aquila

Truck driving can be an incredibly fun and rewarding career - but it's not easy! Here is one trait you absolutely must have...

Supper Time! Favorite Places To Eat On The Road

by Tumbleweed

Of all the years I spent on the road, a handful of places really stood out as a few of my favorite places to eat of all time!

Bad Directions

by Tumbleweed

A great story from one of our most popular bloggers regarding a bridge that once became attached to her trailer!

Another Ice Story

by Rhonda

A major winter storm has hit a number of states leaving a thick layer of ice on everything! What a mess to deal with!

Out Of Training And On My Own

by Rhonda

I finished my training period and for the very first time I was out on my own in my own rig. It was scary, but I made it through!

Fun Things To Do

by Rhonda

The lives of truck drivers are just full of activity. Here's some fun things you can do to enjoy and remember the good times!

Leadfoot Jessie and One Toothed Bandit

by Pappy

A crazy story from Pappy - our gruff ole time truckin author who will have you laughin out loud at this one!

Three Days In A Truck

by Rhonda

Ride along with me as I cruise the highways of Oklahoma and Texas in my big Kenworth for a few days!

An Icy Night On The Prairie

by Rhonda

Truck driving across the frozen prairie is what seperates the real truckers from the rest, and this night was one of the worst.

Finding A Positive Perspective On Being A Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

Negative opinions about being a truck driver are everywhere on the net. We'll discuss why that is, and where to find the positives!

Why I'm Finally Becoming A Truck Driver

by TruckerMike

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.

So You're Thinking About Becoming A Truck Driver?

by Brett Aquila

Our most popular blog! If you've ever wondered about a career in truck driving and whether or not its' for you, this is the place to start!

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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 you for a great start to your trucking career.