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How Can Truckers Protect Themselves From Being Attacked On The Road?

by Rainy

This article provides safety tips for truck drivers to protect themselves on the road. Learn how to be aware of your surroundings, stay visible, and use everyday items as weapons for self-defense. Understand the risks and how to stay safe in any situation.

Why Some Drivers Are Treated Better Than Others

by Rainy

This article provides an overview of the different experiences of truck driver training and how your performance will determine your success in the trucking industry. It gives an example of two drivers who started on the same day, but had different experiences in training. It also discusses the importance of being professional, conscientious, and communicating issues effectively to be rewarded.

Over The Road Relationships: Are They Possible?

by Rainy

Truck drivers and their partners face unique challenges when it comes to long distance relationships. Learn how to maintain a relationship while on the road, understand the challenges of being away from home, and how to overcome them.

The First Year Trap

by Rainy

TruckingTruth provides advice for first year drivers on how to make the most of their first year in the trucking industry. Learn how to avoid the First Year Trap by having the right attitude, communicating effectively, and performing well.

Top Tier Truck Drivers Operate Like Great Business Owners

by Old School

This article explains how truck drivers can be successful by applying the same principles of success that small business owners must embrace. It also explains how truck drivers can increase their income by developing a track record of consistent performance.

Show Me The Money!

by Old School

Trucking can be a great way to make money, but it's important to understand how performance based pay works. Learn how to create trust with your driver manager and measure out your own salary to make the most money possible.

Scared of that Perverted, Creepy Trainer?

by Rainy

This article provides tips for women truckers on how to handle sexual harassment, male trainers, and other issues they may face. It also provides advice on how to protect yourself and your career, and how to accurately and immediately report any problems.

Why I'm More Than Just A Number At My Mega-Carrier

by Rainy

This article provides tips for truck drivers on how to build relationships with their dispatcher, other departments, and customers to perform at a high level. Get advice on being early, safe, and communicating issues to ensure success.

Sexism In Trucking From A Woman's Perspective

by Rainy

This article provides an insider's perspective on what it's like to be a woman trucker. It discusses sexism, loneliness, personal protection, and how to gain the respect of fellow drivers. It also explains how some companies cater to women and how productivity, not gender, is the main focus.

Should Drivers Refuse To Work For Companies With Forced Dispatch?

by Old School

Force dispatch is when a truck driver is not allowed to refuse a load assignment. Understand why companies may force dispatch and the consequences of refusing a load. Learn why it is important to accept load assignments and how it can help you succeed in trucking.

What It Takes To Be A Top Tier Driver

by Old School

This article provides insight into why a truck driver may be eligible for a pay increase from a dispatcher's perspective. Being on time, no complaints, taking loads no one else wants, and being easy to work with are all necessary for a pay raise.

The Right Strategy For Earning More Miles And Better Pay


Truck drivers can get more miles and earn more money by following safety protocols, being on time for appointments, pushing appointment times forward, and communicating well with dispatch. Be friendly and professional to gain an advantage in the competitive trucking industry.

How To Get Yourself Dispatched 5,000 Miles In One Week

by Old School

Old School, a top-tier truck driver, shares his experience of how he increased his pay by taking initiative and planning ahead. He was able to get dispatched on loads totaling over 5,000 miles in one week. Learn how to become a successful truck driver by understanding the log book rules, managing time efficiently, and being willing to make sacrifices.

One Critical Piece To The Puzzle Of Success In Trucking

by Old School

Discover the secret to success in the trucking industry: having a great relationship with your dispatcher. Learn the key ingredients to having a great relationship with your dispatcher and be successful in the trucking industry.

Items To Pack And Other Considerations For Husband And Wife Teams

by Becky Prestwich

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.

You Won't Get Anywhere In Trucking If You Can't Get Along With Your Support Personnel


At TruckingTruth, learn how to control your own destiny in the trucking industry by understanding the importance of the people who support your efforts. It all starts in the offices and drivers need people skills to get the right people on their side. Good people skills will take you a long way in trucking.

The Need For Communication

by Dave Ashelman

This article examines the effects of social isolation on communication in the trucking industry. It looks at how truckers often have communication problems due to their social isolation and how they can bridge the gap between themselves and the rest of the world. It also explores how language is cultural and how truckers can better communicate with dispatchers and other people in the industry.

Keeping The Family Close: Saying Sorry

by TruckersWife09

The power of sorry is an important tool in any relationship, but especially in the trucking industry. Understand the importance of action to make the word meaningful and how to use it to heal hurt and build relationships.

It Takes Two

by TruckersWife09

Truck driving can be a long distance relationship. Learn how to make it work with tips from a trucker's wife. Communicate your feelings, avoid telling them to come home, and remember why you fell in love in the first place.

Stereotypes and Trucking: A Match Made in the Cab

by Dave Ashelman

Trucking stereotypes have been around since 1940, but it's possible to rise above them. Learn how to present yourself as a professional, how to make a positive impact on the industry, and how to improve your career.

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