Articles Tagged "Current State Of The Trucking Industry"

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

by Old School

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 Self-Driving Vehicles Really Going To Take Truckers Jobs?

by Patrick Netzel

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 For Truck Drivers: The Penalties And Risks

by Brett Aquila

Distracted driving is a serious issue that is now defined and regulated by the DOT. We'll discuss the definition, penalties, and risks involved.

Is Trucking Worth It Anymore?

by Brett Aquila

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?

Lowering Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

by Patrick Netzel

There are a number of things you can do to lower your blood pressure in the short term like leading up to your physical, and long term for good health.

High Blood Pressure And Its Effect On Your Driving Career

by Patrick Netzel

There are many drivers out there today that have issues keeping their blood pressure under control. We'll cover the DOT regulations here.

What Is A DAC Report And How Will It Affect Your Job Opportunities?

by Patrick Netzel

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 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.

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.

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.

As The World Churns: The Driver Shortage Myth

by Dave Ashelman

Trucking companies have re-defined what churn and turnover mean and how they are calculated. This is creating statistics indicating a driver shortage.

Students Searching for Trucking Jobs After CDL Training During a Recession

by TruckerMike

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!

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