Trucking Industry Knowledge Center

Rules & Regulations, Career Guidance, & Life On The Road

There is a lot you need to learn about life in the trucking industry before you go diving into a career in trucking head first.

  • Do I even qualify to be a driver?
  • How often will I get home?
  • How do I choose a school?
  • What the heck are Jake Brakes?
  • Will my medications be a problem?
  • Would I make more money leasing a truck?

There's so much to know. Here we've assembled a virtual library of trucking information which covers everything from our career guide to our glossary, from a book about life on the road to articles spanning every aspect of life in the trucking industry.

Truck Driver's Career Guide

Our truck driver's career guide is the perfect place to start for anyone considering a career in trucking. You'll learn:

  • What it's like being a truck driver
  • Whether you qualify to become a truck driver
  • Your choices for CDL training
  • Choosing the right truck driving school
  • How to prepare for and pass the CDL exams
  • Choosing the best truck driving job
  • How to prepare for life on the road

At TruckingTruth we consider this required reading before anyone decides to get their trucking career underway.

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

- a book by Brett Aquila

If you're new to the trucking industry, or considering becoming a truck driver, this is the book for you! It's free to read online and it's full of great stories and interesting insights about life as a truck driver:

  • An honest look at the challenges and adventures of life on the road
  • Insights into the trucking industry and how things really work
  • Advice about different types of truck driving schools and trucking jobs
  • Help working with dispatchers, DOT officers, and dock workers
  • Great stories from the road that will entertain you for sure!

This book is a fun read but it's also full of knowledge and insights from over 15 years of trucking. You'd be crazy not to read it!

The Road Home - TruckingTruth's Podcast

Welcome to "The Road Home" everyone! This is TruckingTruth's podcast for those considering a career in trucking or trying to survive their first year on the road.

We've just gotten underway here in January 2017 and you can be sure we'll be expanding our offerings with one or two new podcasts each week. So kick back, relax, and enjoy!

  • Truck Driving Blogs

    You'll find over 400 truck driving articles on every topic imaginable that pertains to getting your trucking career off to a great start. With articles from experienced drivers, CDL students, dispatchers, truck driving school owners, and road trainers you're going to learn a lot about trucking in a short amount of time.

  • Trucking News

    In our newest section we cover "The People, The Stories, and The News From The Highways Of America" with driver interviews and in-depth coverage of happenings from around the world of trucking.

  • Trucking Wiki

    Our ever-expanding wiki is loaded with in-depth knowledge about important industry topics. From the various classes of CDL licenses to the requirements for the DOT physical, from the Hours Of Service Regulations to the various types of specialized trailers used throughout the industry. We have our version of the truck driver's encyclopedia right here.

  • The High Road Newsletter

    Along with our High Road Online CDL Training Program we have a companion newsletter we'll send straight to your inbox. It's a series of informational articles covering every topic imaginable that pertains to getting your truck driving career off to a great start. Sign up today!

  • CDL Manuals

    Download the CDL manual from your state for free right here. The CDL manual has the materials that you will be tested on for your written CDL permit test and all of your written CDL endorsement tests.

  • Trucker's Glossary

    It's difficult trying to learn about the trucking industry when you're being bombarded with terms you're unfamiliar with. Well have no fear. We have about every term we could think of listed here with their definitions and links to more information right here.

  • Trucker's Forum

    We have the friendliest, most helpful trucker's forum on the planet. We'll guide you into the trucking industry from a positive and yet honest perspective of life on the road. No disrespecting each other, no company bashing - just helpful, friendly advice and insights. Read along for yourself and see just how great this forum is!

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
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  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

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About Us

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 for a great start to your trucking career.

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Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

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