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How Can Truckers Protect Themselves From Being Attacked On The Road?

by Rainy

Truck drivers can be vulnerable to attackers after their money, their freight, or their truck. Here are some great ways to keep yourself safe on the road.

Getting Past Your Fear Of The Unknown

by Rainy

Starting a new career is difficult. You face so many unknowns. Here is the story of how I handled my fears and overcame some very tough situations early in my career.

What You Need To Know Before Beginning CDL Training

by Rainy

Before you begin CDL training there are a lot of requirements and things to consider. Here are some of the most important.

Stuck In A Bind: How I've Gotten Into And Out Of Some Terrible Circumstances

by Rainy

Every driver gets stuck in tiny parking lots or on narrow rural roads with seemingly no place to go. Here are my stories of tough times in tight spaces.

The Ego Becomes The Downfall Of Many CDL Students

by G-Town

Being humble and coachable is critical to success, especially as a student in CDL training. Many careers were cut short by inflated egos.

Dispelling The Myths Of Team Driving

by Rainy

Team driving sounds like a good idea to many new drivers, but the reality is often far different.

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.

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