Articles By Farmer Bob

Now Where Did I Put My Red Shoes?

After getting my CDL and going on the road with a trainer, my training time is up and there are no job openings right now. I'm going home.

The Tough Part of Life While on the Road

Even though I enjoy what I'm doing there is a down side to trucking. Keeping a relationship going while driving truck is very hard, and often lonely

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

Just when I thought it was spring time and there would be no more truckin in the snow, man was I wrong! Tire chains, tow trucks, and more adventures!

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

I live in the desert. Blowing sand is common, and we have days when roads are closed due to blowing sand, but not snow! Oh man, here comes a blizzard!

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

I am amazed at how different the life of a truck driver is compared to 'other' people. The lifestyle is amazing, but it's an incredible change.

Some Random Thoughts About Life On The Road

Life on the road is totally different than anything I've ever done, and there's a few things that take some getting used to.

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

Personal hygiene for truckers on the road is much different than for those of us living at home, and here's what I've found to be true so far.

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

The learning curve is steep your first few weeks on the road. Here I cover a bunch of things you will need, and some things you will need to know.

My First Two Weeks of OTR Training

As I said previously, you have to have patience. A sense of humor helps too! There's a lot to know, and a lot of lessons learned already.

That Truckin' Orientation - What I Went Through

Well, I finished my CDL school and received my diploma! Hot darn! I am somebody! Here I'll tell you about how it went.

CDL School's Out! Choosing a Trucking Company

Don't wait until CDL school is over to begin applying to trucking companies. Here is some advice to help you land that first trucking job.

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

CDL schools will not be your only training when becoming a truck driver, and they won't make you a truck driver. Their purpose is more specific.

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

When you're considering becoming a truck driver, there is a lot of research that goes into it, starting with the CDL school you choose.

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