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The Best Laid Plans Usually Fall To Pieces

Dee and his partner set out on a three-day journey from Ohio to New Jersey, but their plans are quickly derailed by unexpected delays and obstacles. Read on to find out how they manage to make it to their destination despite the odds.

Bureaucracy And Unfair Expectations Plague Today's Truck Drivers

From its beginnings in the early 20th century to its current regulations, learn the history of the trucking industry and how it affects truck drivers today. Understand the regulations, the culture, and the impact of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980.

Some Days Are Better Than Others. Some Are Best Forgotten.

Dee and the author share their week on the road, from a head cold to a snow storm. They experienced delays, rules, and a DOT clock flashing a red warning light. Read their story of survival and camaraderie.

Living And Working Together On The Road

Dee and his navigator extraordinaire have been on the road for a month and have settled into a routine. Learn how they navigate the trucking industry, the importance of GPS systems, and the daily grind of life on the road.

The Ups And Downs Of Life On The Road

Dee and I have been on the road for a little more than a week and have learned many tips and tricks for trucking success. Learn about where to park, what to do when you run out of hours, and how to prepare simple meals in your truck. Plus, read about a funny story of being pulled over and an experience at a truck stop.

Over The Road Challenges

Truck drivers must contend with a variety of challenges on the road, including DOT rules, shippers and receivers, and more. This article provides an overview of the common challenges truck drivers face.

Items To Pack And Other Considerations For Husband And Wife Teams

Considering joining your husband in trucking? Learn what to pack, how to stay organized, and how to maintain hygiene in the sleeper berth of a semi. Eating out is costly, so eat in the truck as much as possible. Hygiene is important, so invest in hand sanitizer and moist wipes. Truck stops offer free showers with a fill up, and driver lounges with TVs and couches.

Getting Started - and Schooled

A wife of a truck driver shares her experience of learning the ins and outs of the trucking industry. She chronicles her trip to provide insight to others like her. She learns about the living conditions, the truck, and the truck stops. She also discovers the importance of truckers in the commerce industry.

The Big Decision

After twenty-six years of being apart, Dee and the author reconnected and decided to get married. They moved to Arkansas and Dee sought a local truck driving job. When a recruiter offered a regional job, Dee and the author decided to take the opportunity and go over-the-road for twelve weeks at a time. Read their story and learn how they made the transition.

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