Truck Driver's Career Guide Chapter 1

Truck Driving: Age is Just a Number

The average age of American truck drivers is currently around 49 years old, and it is not uncommon at all for people in their 50's and 60's to get their CDL and start driving. Many people go into the industry after retiring from law enforcement or the military. Learn why there are no maximum age restrictions for new truck drivers and why the FMCSA only places minimum ages for CDL drivers.

Truck Driver Shortage: Facts & Figures

This page provides an overview of the truck driver shortage in the US, what causes it, and how it affects the industry. It also includes information on driver turnover rate, pay increases, and demand for drivers by location.

Understanding the DOT Physical for Truck Drivers

This page covers the DOT physical examination required for truck drivers, what to expect, and what medical issues could disqualify you. It also covers if you can get an exemption for a disqualifying medical condition.

Truck Driver's Career Guide: Background Checks & Requirements

This truck driver's career guide covers background checks and requirements for truck drivers. Learn about the FMCSA's disqualifying offenses, DAC reports, criminal history, motor vehicle record, and more.

Truck Driver's Guide to Family Life

This truck driver's career guide provides an overview of the challenges and rewards of truck driving with a family. Learn about home time, communication, and other considerations when making the decision to become a truck driver.

Truck Driver's Career Guide: Learn About the Lifestyle

This truck driver's career guide covers the lifestyle and responsibilities of a truck driver, the hours-of-service rules, and the salary range. It also discusses the importance of patience and how to manage stress.

Bringing Pets on the Road: What You Need to Know

This page provides an overview of the policies, fees, and restrictions for bringing pets on the road as a truck driver. It also includes an interview with a truck driver about taking his pet on the road.

Women Truck Drivers: Breaking into the Industry

This page provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities for women truck drivers in the U.S. It covers topics such as the percentage of women truck drivers, safety concerns, physical requirements, and team driving. It also provides resources for women in the industry and advice from experienced drivers.

Truck Driver's Career Guide: Reasons to Become a Driver

This truck driver's career guide covers the reasons why people become truck drivers, the unique lifestyle they must embrace, and the responsibilities, rewards, and challenges of this career. It also discusses the average salary of truck drivers and the barriers to entry for this career.

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