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What Are The Best Types Of Freight For A Rookie To Haul?


This article provides an overview of the different types of jobs available in the trucking industry, including dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, liquid tanker, dry bulk tanker, and doubles/triples. It explains the pay, working conditions, and other factors to consider when choosing a job.

Fighting Through The Challenges Of Life On The Road

by Rick Huffman

This article follows a truck driver on his first week of trucking. He encounters intimidating steel beams, a muddy mess, and a euphoric feeling of accomplishment. He learns that trucking is a fellowship of hardworking men and women who are willing to help each other out and why trucking is so rewarding.

Another Night Of Driving And A Very Close Call

by Rhonda

This truck driver shares their experience with night deliveries on I-540 and how they narrowly avoided an accident due to another driver's risky move. Learn about the dangers of truck driving, tips for protecting oneself, and the importance of vigilant driving.

There's Not Just A Truck, There's A Trailer, Too!

by Tumbleweed

This article provides an informative overview of the advantages and disadvantages of reefer, dry box, and flatbed trailers and the types of products they are used for. It also provides tips for truck drivers on what to look for when applying to a trucking company.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part VII: Tankers and Flatbeds


Part 7 of our series looks at the differences between driving for a dry van carrier and a tanker or flatbed carrier. Different job duties and lifestyle considerations need to be taken into account when deciding which type of trucking is best for you.

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