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Why Some Drivers Are Treated Better Than Others

by Rainy

Some drivers get special favors, extra home time, more miles, and better loads than others. Why is that? We'll explain what it takes to get the best treatment.

Trucker's Sleep: A Rare Commodity

by Rainy

Trucking involves long days with erratic sleep schedules. Here are some of the realities of life on the road when it comes to getting enough sleep.

Budgeting Tips For CDL School & Training

by Rainy

Getting through truck driving school and your initial training period can be tough financially. I had huge debts and was in a mess. Here is what I did to get through.

Think Only Newbies Have Accidents? Think Again!

by Rainy

You might think student drivers are the most dangerous on the highway, but they're not. Drivers with some experience are, and here's why.

A Commencement Speech For Truck Driving School Graduates

by Old School

If I was to give a commencement speech to truck driving school graduates, this would be it. From all I've learned over the years, here is what I'd like you to know.

Nervous About Going Solo? You're Not Alone.

by Rainy

Everyone is super nervous when it's time to go solo. Here is some great advice and some crazy stories to help you stay calm and be prepared.

Distractions Can Kill Your Career, or Worse

by Rainy

Distracted driving can be deadly. Rookie truck drivers have more distractions than most, often because of anxiety. This is how you avoid distraction and stay safe.

A Summary of My 1st Year in Trucking And Why I Returned

by MillionMiler24

I left trucking after a tough go of it. I had a lot of misconceptions. Now I've returned and completed one full year and I want to share my story.

Over The Road Relationships: Are They Possible?

by Rainy

Is it possible for truck drivers to have good long distance relationships? You bet! But it's tough, and there's a lot to think about.

The Benefits Of Staying With Your Starter Company Beyond One Year

by G-Town

Most people believe they should move on to greener pastures after one year with their first trucking company. That notion is completely false, and here's why...

The First Year Trap

by Rainy

Many drivers get one year of experience and their self-importance causes their attitude and performance to go South. Here's the trap and how to avoid it.

Riding The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Paid CDL Training

by Old School

Going through paid CDL training is stressful and challenging. Here is what it's like and what you can do to help your chances of success.

Failed The CDL Exam? Don't Sweat It.

by Rainy

Most people feel a lot of pressure before the CDL driving exam. We're here to tell you that failing is not a big deal. It happened to me. Here's my story.

Why You Should Not Start Your Trucking Career As A Local Driver

by Old School

Many people want to get into trucking as local drivers, but a rookie driver isn't ready for the demands of local trucking jobs. Here's why you should start OTR.

Team Training: The Fear And Misunderstanding

by Rainy

Many new drivers shy away from a company that makes new drivers run team with their mentor during training. There's no reason for concern. Here is how it works...

Do Real Truckers Drive Automatic Transmissions?

by Old School

Is shifting gears an essential part of being a real trucker? Aren't you a little less of a trucker if you're driving an automatic? Is this important in today's industry?

What Should I Expect To Learn From My Trainer?

by Old School

I went through a lot of difficulties at the start of my trucking career. I hope to show you can still succeed and enjoy this career even after a rough start.

The Need for Speed Can Hurt You

by Rainy

Getting in a hurry can cost you money, cause you to make mistakes, and possibly much worse. Here are some big benefits to slowing down a little bit.

Top Tier Truck Drivers Operate Like Great Business Owners

by Old School

Top level truck drivers handle their job like great business owners. They apply the same principles while making big efforts and sacrifices in order to succeed.

Trucking Is A Total Culture Shock

by Rainy

Trucking is radically different than your average lifestyle. Everything is constantly changing and the challenges are huge. Here are some great examples.

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