Sometimes we make life difficult on ourselves. Here are some common mistakes that rookie truck drivers should avoid.
Going on the road with a trainer can be a very trying time for a CDL student. Here is our advice for surviving that tough time in your career.
Female truck drivers will occasionally get rude, unwelcome comments from men. Here are some hilarious examples of how I've dealt with it over the years.
Many people think drop and hooks are the answer to getting more miles, but that's not always the case. Here are some things to ponder.
Truck drivers can be vulnerable to attackers after their money, their freight, or their truck. Here are some great ways to keep yourself safe on the road.
Starting a new career is difficult. You face so many unknowns. Here is the story of how I handled my fears and overcame some very tough situations early in my career.
Before you begin CDL training there are a lot of requirements and things to consider. Here are some of the most important.
Every driver gets stuck in tiny parking lots or on narrow rural roads with seemingly no place to go. Here are my stories of tough times in tight spaces.
Team driving sounds like a good idea to many new drivers, but the reality is often far different.
Some drivers get special favors, extra home time, more miles, and better loads than others. Why is that? We'll explain what it takes to get the best treatment.
Trucking involves long days with erratic sleep schedules. Here are some of the realities of life on the road when it comes to getting enough sleep.
Getting through truck driving school and your initial training period can be tough financially. I had huge debts and was in a mess. Here is what I did to get through.
You might think student drivers are the most dangerous on the highway, but they're not. Drivers with some experience are, and here's why.
Everyone is super nervous when it's time to go solo. Here is some great advice and some crazy stories to help you stay calm and be prepared.
Distracted driving can be deadly. Rookie truck drivers have more distractions than most, often because of anxiety. This is how you avoid distraction and stay safe.
Is it possible for truck drivers to have good long distance relationships? You bet! But it's tough, and there's a lot to think about.
Many drivers get one year of experience and their self-importance causes their attitude and performance to go South. Here's the trap and how to avoid it.
Most people feel a lot of pressure before the CDL driving exam. We're here to tell you that failing is not a big deal. It happened to me. Here's my story.
Many new drivers shy away from a company that makes new drivers run team with their mentor during training. There's no reason for concern. Here is how it works...
Getting in a hurry can cost you money, cause you to make mistakes, and possibly much worse. Here are some big benefits to slowing down a little bit.
Trucking is radically different than your average lifestyle. Everything is constantly changing and the challenges are huge. Here are some great examples.
I've faced sexual harassment in trucking. I handled it well and made it through unharmed. Here is my story and some advice for women drivers.
Trucking requires a much higher level of responsibility and self-reliance than most professions out there. You have to make smart decisions and handle things yourself.
Burnout or homesickness can kill a truck driver's motivation. Here are some helpful ways to manage your time and keep yourself motivated out there.
One of the most critical skills a truck driver must have is the ability to evaluate information and make good decisions. Some will even mean life or death.
Everyone thinks you'll just be a faceless number at the mega trucking carriers. I'm proof this isn't true. Here is why they know me at my mega carrier.
I am often asked about what it is like to be a woman trucker. It takes a special woman to handle it, but I love it. Here is my experience as a woman truck driver.
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