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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.

Show Me The Money!

by Old School

Truck driving is one of the best paying blue collar jobs out there, but you have to know what it takes to make great money out there. Let me explain...

Scared of that Perverted, Creepy Trainer?

by Rainy

I've faced sexual harassment in trucking. I handled it well and made it through unharmed. Here is my story and some advice for women drivers.

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 And 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.

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