Articles by Adrian Nunenkamp

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Oh Where, Oh Where Did the Wolfie Go?

This article is about the author's experience of finishing CDL School and the tips for staying safe as a truck driver. They explain the difficulty of driving through tight turns, using the Jake brake, and passing the State test. The article finishes with the author starting a new job with a different company.

Week 3, Day 1: Double the Trouble, Double the Fun.

Follow along with a truck driver's journey as they enter week three. This week they experienced coupling/uncoupling, 45-degree blind side backing, and pulling doubles through city streets. Despite some near misses, the driver was able to improve scores and feels more confident.

Truck Driving School - Week 2, day 4 - The Truck demands a sacrifice!

Day four of the journey towards becoming an Over the Road driver revealed new skills to learn, like pushing the box and angle backing, as well as tips for navigating different terrain. Plus, the author was approved by their second major carrier and will be on the waiting list soon.

On The Road Again: Week 2, Day 3 of CDL Training

A truck driver's 4th day is full of practices and job interviews. Follow the journey through pre-trip inspection, straight backing, 45-degree angle backing, quick shifting, skip shifting, downshifting while rolling, and the local freeway.

Beginning Week Two Of CDL Training: What Do You Mean, 'Don't Hit That Car'?

A rookie in truck driving school shares his experience from his second day of training, which includes five hours in the yard, running a Pre-Trip Inspection, and practicing backing a rig. He also explains the process of double clutching, which he finds difficult and frustrating.

The First Week Of My CDL Training

This article provides an in-depth look at what to expect in truck driver school including a review of logbooks, shifts, and pre-trip inspections. It also provides interesting insight on double clutching and 5th wheel tandems.

The Shift From Computers To A Trucking Career Begins

Adrian, known as 'Old Wolf', is a 30-something Navy veteran who found himself out of a job due to the economy. In search of a way to get back into the job market, he decided to take the plunge and enroll in trucking school. He shares his experiences in the process of becoming an over the road (OTR) driver.

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