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Articles Tagged "Choosing A Truck Driving Job"

What Are The Best Types Of Freight For A Rookie To Haul?

by Brett Aquila

What are the best types of freight for rookies to haul? Which should be avoided? Which pay the best? We'll cover it all right here.

Leasing A Truck: Do The Rewards Justify The Risks?

by Brett Aquila

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.

The Biggest Mistake New Drivers Make When Speaking With Recruiters

by Brett Aquila

Recruiters in the trucking industry are a valuable resource, but drivers make one big mistake when speaking with recruiters. Here's what it is...

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.

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?

Understanding Pre-Hire Letters: The What, Why, And How Of This Important Step

by Tanya Bons

Pre-hire letters are a very important step when beginning your truck driving career. We'll cover what they are, why they're important, and how to get em.

The Completion Of CDL Training (After A Lot Of Stress!)

by Philosopher Paul

I've completed my CDL training and I now have my CDL but there was plenty of stress and some rough teachers to deal with along the way - here's the story

Made It Through Your First Year As A Driver? Great! Now What?

by Guyjax

What comes after the first year of truck driving? You have a lot of new options open, including leasing a truck or becoming an owner operator.

Recruiters, Companies, and Schools - Choosing The Right Path Into Your Trucking Career

by Ranting Warrior

Its funny how much getting started in trucking is so similar to getting started in the military. It takes much thought and soul searching for both.

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.

There's Not Just A Truck, There's A Trailer, Too!

by Tumbleweed

There are a number of different types of trailers you can pull and each one has its pros and cons. This will help you understand some differences.

Maintaining The Equipment: The Driver and The Company Share The Responsibility

by Rhonda

Whether a trucking company or bus company does proper maintenance is a great way to determine if it's a good company to work for or not.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part VIII: Talking With The Right People

by Brett Aquila

In this popular blog series on choosing a truck driving job, we discuss who you should talk to, and what questions you should ask.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part VII: Tankers and Flatbeds

by Brett Aquila

In part 7 of our series on choosing a truck driving job, we talk about pulling flatbeds and tankers vs dry vans and refrigerated.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part VI: Dry Van and Refrigerated Companies

by Brett Aquila

Part 6 in a very popular series about choosing a truck driving job. Here we cover dry van and refrigerated trucking companies.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part V: Comparing Large Trucking Companies To Small Ones

by Brett Aquila

Part 5 in a very popular blog series about how to choose the best trucking company. Compares large companies to small ones.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part IV: Advantages of Large Trucking Companies

by Brett Aquila

There are many advantages to working for a large trucking company. Part IV of our popular blog series covers a ton of them!

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part III: How Your Family and Lifestyle Will Affect Your Choice

by Brett Aquila

A popular blog regarding choosing a truck driving job. It includes many factors, especially your family, personality, and lifestyle.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part II: You and "Your People" Are The Most Important Factor

by Brett Aquila

A well-known blog on choosing the right truck driving job. Outlines which factors affect your happiness and success the most.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part I: Factors That Affect All Companies

by Brett Aquila

First part in a very popular series about finding the right truck driving job and trucking company for new and experienced truck drivers alike.

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