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Mediocrity Reaps No Rewards

by Old School

High achievers in trucking make more money and have a more fulfilling career. This is my approach to making a great living in trucking.

Do Driver Retention And Turnover Rates Matter?

by Rainy

Do Driver Retention And Turnover Rates Matter? We don't believe so. You must understand why some companies have a higher turnover.

Trucking Is A Lifestyle: Some Tips For Surving Life On The Road

by Rainy

Trucking is more than a job, it's a lifestyle. It takes time to learn and adjust. Here are some fantastic tips for managing your life on the road.

Common Mistakes Rookie Truck Drivers Should Avoid

by Rainy

Sometimes we make life difficult on ourselves. Here are some common mistakes that rookie truck drivers should avoid.

How To Survive CDL Training On The Road

by Rainy

Going on the road with a trainer can be a very trying time for a CDL student. Here is our advice for surviving that tough time in your career.

How A Strong Woman Deals With Offensive Behavior From Men

by Rainy

Female truck drivers will occasionally get rude, unwelcome comments from men. Here are some hilarious examples of how I've dealt with it over the years.

Why Small Trucking Companies Are Often A Disaster Waiting To Happen

by Brett Aquila

Small trucking companies are often hanging on by a thread because it's nearly impossible to survive as a small company in a commodity business. Here's why.

Are Drop And Hooks Really Any Better Than Live Loads?

by Rainy

Many people think drop and hooks are the answer to getting more miles, but that's not always the case. Here are some things to ponder.

The Freedom of Trucking: Blessing or Curse?

by G-Town

Truck drivers are given lot of freedom and flexibility for accomplishing the task, which can be a blessing. But it's also one of the biggest challenges new drivers face.

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.

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