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.
Going through paid CDL training is stressful and challenging. Here is what it's like and what you can do to help your chances of success.
Many people want to get into trucking as local drivers, but a rookie driver isn't ready for the demands of local trucking jobs. Here's why you should start OTR.
Is shifting gears an essential part of being a real trucker? Aren't you a little less of a trucker if you're driving an automatic? Is this important in today's industry?
I went through a lot of difficulties at the start of my trucking career. I hope to show you can still succeed and enjoy this career even after a rough start.
Top level truck drivers handle their job like great business owners. They apply the same principles while making big efforts and sacrifices in order to succeed.
Truck driving is one of the best paying blue collar jobs out there, but you have to know what it takes to make great money out there. Let me explain...
Truck drivers must learn to read every sign on the highway. This article will help you understand how many ways signs are critical to truck drivers.
Getting through your first year in trucking is a real challenge for everyone. Here are some of the toughest obstacles you'll face as a rookie driver.
There are four common traps that new drivers fall into, and it often means the end of their career before it really got started. Don't fall for these.
Demand for drivers is at an all time high, so what can you do to take advantage of this trend and earn the big money? This is what you should do.
Choosing the right trucking company is not the key to success. Being a great driver is. You'll be happy anywhere. Here's what it takes to make it in trucking.
Old School wrote an article dispelling the free agency myth in trucking and received an irate response. Here is Old School's reply to the criticism.
Forced dispatch means a driver can not refuse a load assignment. Is this fair? Should a driver have that right?
Do you know what it takes to be successful in trucking? Are you willing to compete? Are you capable of performing at a high level? Here is what it takes.
It's not a huge stretch to compare the trucking industry, a completely performance based enterprise, to the business of professional sports.
New drivers think they'll be free agents after graduating from school but there's more to the story they don't understand.
A really good trucker is a Superhero in my estimation. They do things that most people are completely incapable of.
A Top Tier Driver is an elite professional who is in high demand and makes great money. What makes them the elite? Find out here.
Most owner operators famously exaggerate their profitability numbers, but a few gave us the real scoop, and here's what they had to say...
Driving the truck isn't the hardest part about getting your career started in trucking. The bad information out there is the biggest problem for most new drivers.
Prudence is critical when it comes to surviving your first year as a truck driver, but it's something many people seem to be lacking. Here's a good example.
Is becoming an owner operator really a step up in your trucking career or are you walking off a cliff? What is the pinnacle of success in trucking?
Trucking is so much more than a job. It's a career and an adventure that demands so much and yet gives back even more.
At TruckingTruth we recommend against becoming an owner operator or leasing a truck. The risks are high and the rewards are few, if any. Here's our thinking on the matter.
Getting as many miles as you can handle as a truck driver means learning how to manage your clock and take initiative.
How do truck drivers deal with homesickness? Advice for truck drivers on coping with being away from friends and family on the road.
Being successful in trucking takes a good understanding of how the industry works. Here is one critical piece of that puzzle.
As a rookie truck driver you're going to face enormous challenges and be tested continuously. I learned a great lesson about how tough CDL training can be.
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