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Now Where Did I Put My Red Shoes?

This article tells the story of a truck driver who underwent 310 drive time hours, only to still not secure a job. They opted to go home instead and gave advice to those interested in trucking to look to Trucking Truth for advice. This article salutes truckers for their hard work and dedication to the industry.

The Tough Part of Life While on the Road

Truck driver Farmer Bob shares his experiences on the difficulties of relationships while on the road. Learn how to manage and make it bearable.

More Snow? Now What's A Desert Dude to Do?

Truck driver Farmer Bob recounts his experiences while driving in bad weather conditions. He offers tips on how to stay safe and prepare for the worst while driving in snow.

What's a Desert Dude Doing Driving in a Blizzard?

Trucker Farmer Bob recounts his first experience with a winter storm while driving on I-80. Learn the tips and advice he has to stay safe and prepared while driving in winter weather!

Life On The Road For Truck Drivers Is So Different From Anything You've Ever Known

Join Farmer Bob as he reflects on his experience as a truck driver. Learn the differences between truckers and other people, the pros and cons of the job, and how to do your research when considering if trucking is right for you.

Some Random Thoughts About Life On The Road

Truck driver Farmer Bob shares his experience of trucking and provides tips for staying connected with family and friends while on the road. Learn about the unique lifestyle of trucking and how to make the most of it.

I Shower How Often? What Is Personal Hygiene Like On The Road

Learn straightforward tips to stay clean on the road for truck drivers and anyone in the trucking industry. Tips include taking regular bathroom breaks, keeping clean clothes, and wet wipes for personal hygiene.

More on my First Two Weeks OTR - Including Things You Will Need With You

This advice article for truck drivers and those in the trucking industry gives recommendations on what to bring on the road, including clothing, electronics, and more. Advice on layering, phone use, and even mail is provided to help make the best of the journey.

My First Two Weeks of OTR Training

This article follows a truck driver on his journey and shares the insights he has gained in his first 6 to 8 weeks of driving. He explains what it takes to become a qualified driver and tips on packing, the importance of a sleeping bag, and the reality of long drives in a small cabin.

That Truckin' Orientation - What I Went Through

A new truck driver shares their experience after finishing CDL school and starting their job. They discuss the orientation process, patience, and preparation for the job, and offer advice to others considering the same career.

CDL School's Out! Choosing a Trucking Company

Start researching trucking jobs as soon as you know your school completion date. Make a list of questions & contact companies for more info. Fill out online applications & be honest about any issues. Don't get frustrated during the application process!

CDL Schools: What Is Their Real Purpose and What Do They Really Teach?

A veteran truck driver gives advice on preparing for the DMV and CDL driving test. He explains that the main purpose of a CDL school is to get students ready for the tests and not necessarily to make them into drivers. He encourages students not to give up and keep their cool during the process.

I Don't Know Nuthin' About Trucking - Now What?

Retired and considering becoming a truck driver? Learn the things to consider before choosing a trucking school and company, such as the school's qualifications and accreditation, cost, and placement program. Do research and make an informed choice!

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