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Getting Past Your Fear Of The Unknown

by Rainy

Trucking can be a daunting experience for new drivers. Fear of the unknown can be a major obstacle. Learn how to tackle change, create a support network, and prepare yourself to become a successful truck driver.

What You Need To Know Before Beginning CDL Training

by Rainy

This article provides essential tips for potential truck drivers on how to prepare for a CDL and land a job. Learn about the requirements for a clean driving record, criminal record, drug/alcohol history, medical record, and employment history.

Stuck In A Bind: How I've Gotten Into And Out Of Some Terrible Circumstances

by Rainy

This article provides truck drivers with tips and advice on how to handle tricky situations while driving and how to stay calm and safe on the road. Learn how to analyze the situation, think calmly, and harness your emotions to get out of sticky situations.

Think Only Newbies Have Accidents? Think Again!

by Rainy

This article provides truck drivers with safety tips, including the correlation between experience and accidents, backing accidents, and more. It also explains why experienced drivers are more likely to have an accident and how to prevent them.

Distractions Can Kill Your Career, or Worse

by Rainy

Truck drivers must be aware of both external and internal distractions while driving. This article provides tips to reduce distractions and stay safe on the road. It also discusses a study from the 1990s that looked at the effects of listening to music or having a conversation while driving.

Team Training: The Fear And Misunderstanding

by Rainy

Team training for truck driving can be an intimidating experience. Learn what to expect during the process, including orientation, solo driving, and team driving. Understand the importance of attitude and how to make the most of your training.

What Should I Expect To Learn From My Trainer?

by Old School

This article provides insight into the truck driver training process. It explains the importance of having a steely resolve and the need to stick it out during training, even if the trainer is not the best example. It also emphasizes the need to set a goal of sticking with the first truck driving job for one year.

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.

The Web Of Lies And Misinformation

by G-Town

This article provides an informative guide for truck drivers and anyone in the trucking industry on how to navigate information overload and find reliable information on the internet. It discusses the dangers of trusting information found on the internet, surveys, and the importance of integrity.

How To Maximize Your Pay During A Time Of High Driver Demand

by Old School

The trucking industry is changing and driver demand is on the rise. Learn what trucking companies are looking for in a driver, the effects of autonomous vehicles, and how driver turnover affects the industry.

Old School Responds To Criticisms After Busting The Free Agency Myth

by Old School

This article provides an in-depth look at a teaching moment in the trucking industry. Learn the realities of trucking, how to succeed in the industry, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Understand the importance of honest advice and how to become a professional driver.

The Employment Market For Truck Drivers Is Hyper Competitive


The employment market for truck drivers is hyper-competitive and wages have been on the rise in recent years. Learn what it takes to become a top tier driver and get your trucking career off to a great start. Study hard, have a great attitude, and stick with your first company for one full year.

Important Tips When Going On The Road With A Trainer Or Going Solo

by G-Town

This article provides truck drivers and those in the trucking industry with tips on preparing for life on the road. Advice includes getting an understanding with your mentor, planning ahead for trips, and performing pre-trip inspections. Experienced drivers also provide advice on Jake-brake use, backing, and G.O.A.L.

What Is This Thing We Call Trucking?

by Old School

Trucking is not a career for the casual observer. It takes considerable effort to make it in this industry. Learn the truth about trucking from a veteran truck driver and discover the rewards, challenges, and lifestyle of this career.

Are Self-Driving Vehicles Really Going To Take Truckers' Jobs?

by Patrick Netzel

Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic in the trucking industry, with many speculating that they will take away jobs from truck drivers. However, a recent analysis from the Brookings Institution suggests that these predictions may be unfounded. Learn more about the technology, safety, and cultural hurdles of self-driving vehicles.

CDL Training During The Winter: Good Idea Or Impending Doom?


Starting a career in trucking during the winter can be a great idea. Learn the advantages and disadvantages, what to expect, and how to stay safe while driving in the snow.

Distracted Driving For Truck Drivers: The Penalties And Risks


Truck drivers must be aware of FMCSA regulations prohibiting texting and hand-held mobile phone use while driving. Understand the risks, penalties, and how to use dispatching devices safely.

Bureaucracy And Unfair Expectations Plague Today's Truck Drivers

by Becky Prestwich

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.

The Story Of Why So Many Rookie Drivers Fail And How To Avoid It


The trucking industry has a bad reputation, but it doesn't have to be that way. Learn the truth about the industry and how to avoid the pitfalls of bad information and bad attitudes. Get the facts and prepare for success!

A Look In The Mirror


This article discusses how truck drivers can restore the integrity of the American Trucker by being a true professional. It encourages truck drivers to dress well, work with pride, and talk kindly in order to gain respect from the public.

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