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Don't You Dare Miss That Sign

by Old School

Truck drivers must learn to read every sign on the highway. This article will help you understand how many ways signs are critical to truck drivers.

Truckers Need Extraordinary Responsibility And Self-Reliance

by Rainy

Trucking requires a much higher level of responsibility and self-reliance than most professions out there. You have to make smart decisions and handle things yourself.

Some Of The Toughest Obstacles Rookie Truck Drivers Face

by Old School

Getting through your first year in trucking is a real challenge for everyone. Here are some of the toughest obstacles you'll face as a rookie driver.

Finding The Motivation To Keep On Trucking

by Rainy

Burnout or homesickness can kill a truck driver's motivation. Here are some helpful ways to manage your time and keep yourself motivated out there.

Four Traps That New Truck Drivers Fall Into

by Old School

There are four common traps that new drivers fall into, and it often means the end of their career before it really got started. Don't fall for these.

The Mental Side of Trucking: Decision Making & Judgment

by Rainy

One of the most critical skills a truck driver must have is the ability to evaluate information and make good decisions. Some will even mean life or death.

The Web Of Lies And Misinformation

by G-Town

If you look around the Web you'll find tons of bad information, outright lies, and half truths about the trucking industry. In today's Web, who can you trust?

How To Maximize Your Pay During A Time Of High Driver Demand

by Old School

Demand for drivers is at an all time high, so what can you do to take advantage of this trend and earn the big money? This is what you should do.

Why I'm More Than Just A Number At My Mega-Carrier

by Rainy

Everyone thinks you'll just be a faceless number at the mega trucking carriers. I'm proof this isn't true. Here is why they know me at my mega carrier.

Do I Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Truck Driver?

by Old School

Choosing the right trucking company is not the key to success. Being a great driver is. You'll be happy anywhere. Here's what it takes to make it in trucking.

Sexism In Trucking From A Woman's Perspective

by Rainy

I am often asked about what it is like to be a woman trucker. It takes a special woman to handle it, but I love it. Here is my experience as a woman truck driver.

Old School Responds To Criticisms After Busting The Free Agency Myth

by Old School

Old School wrote an article dispelling the free agency myth in trucking and received an irate response. Here is Old School's reply to the criticism.

Should Drivers Refuse To Work For Companies With Forced Dispatch?

by Old School

Forced dispatch means a driver can not refuse a load assignment. Is this fair? Should a driver have that right?

According To Dispatch, 1 Out Of 5 Drivers Does A Great Job

by Old School

Do you know what it takes to be successful in trucking? Are you willing to compete? Are you capable of performing at a high level? Here is what it takes.

Trucking Is A Competition Between Drivers. Can You Hang With The Big Dogs?

by Old School

It's not a huge stretch to compare the trucking industry, a completely performance based enterprise, to the business of professional sports.

Busting The Free Agent Myth In Trucking

by Old School

New drivers think they'll be free agents after graduating from school but there's more to the story they don't understand.

I'm A Trucker. What's Your Superpower?

by Old School

A really good trucker is a Superhero in my estimation. They do things that most people are completely incapable of.

What It Takes To Be A Top Tier Driver

by Old School

A Top Tier Driver is an elite professional who is in high demand and makes great money. What makes them the elite? Find out here.

The Employment Market For Truck Drivers Is Hyper Competitive

by Brett Aquila

According to recruiters at major trucking companies, the demand for truck drivers is extremely high and recruiting environment is hyper competitive.

Confessions Of An Owner Operator

by Old School

Most owner operators famously exaggerate their profitability numbers, but a few gave us the real scoop, and here's what they had to say...

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