Articles by Philosopher Paul

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The Science of Truck Driving

Truck driving is a complicated science, similar to Thermodynamics and Chaos Theory. This article follows the author's journey from truck driving school to working solo and the lessons he learned. From close calls to learning to stay calm and go with the flow, the author shares his experiences and how truck driving has made him a better person.

My First Ever Solo Run!

This article follows the journey of a new truck driver as they embark on their first solo run. They face challenges such as learning to back up their truck, understanding the loading process, and navigating unfamiliar roads. Despite the challenges, the driver is able to complete their first solo run successfully.

The Showdown With "The Colonel" - Handling My Trainer's Tirades

Colonel Kurtz is a truck driver with 10 years of experience and 400 students. He has a dark side and a vendetta against four-wheelers. Read about his story and how a showdown between him and his student resulted in a newfound understanding.

Dealing With Some Crazy Personalities During Training

A truck driver shares their experience with their finisher on their first day. They discuss the finisher's attitude, tips on how to handle the situation, and the finisher's good qualities.

One New Driver Sent Home, The Rest Of Us To The Skid Pad

This article follows a student driver's journey through truck driving orientation and the harsh reality of the trucking industry. The trainer sent one student home due to safety concerns and the importance of safety was highlighted. The student driver also got to practice on a skid pad and learned the importance of feeling a skid and recovering quickly.

The Completion Of CDL Training (After A Lot Of Stress!)

This article is about one truck driver's experience with truck driver training and how to apply for the best companies. The author encountered some bad apples at the school but was ultimately successful in getting his CDL and a job with a great company. He offers advice on how to think for yourself when applying for jobs and how to handle difficult situations.

A Teacher, A Writer, A Philosopher, Now A Truck Driver!

This 44-year-old is finally living out his dream of becoming a truck driver. Learn the truth about truck driving from his story, and find out why he decided to pursue this career despite the risks and challenges.

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