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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.

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.

The Ego Becomes The Downfall Of Many CDL Students

by G-Town

Discover how to be coachable and humble in trucking school. Learn how to adjust to the instructor's teaching style and focus on learning. Find out how to make the most of your time in trucking school and how to succeed in the trucking industry.

Dispelling The Myths Of Team Driving

by Rainy

This article explores the pros and cons of team driving for new drivers. Learn the myths and realities of team driving, the lack of privacy, and the potential for increased income.

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.

Trucker's Sleep: A Rare Commodity

by Rainy

This article provides an in-depth look at the demands of trucking, sleep patterns, and mental health. It explains the importance of understanding one's own body clock and how to fit in sleep when possible. It also discusses the 14 hour clock and how it can be a lie, and how to communicate with dispatch to ensure safety.

Budgeting Tips For CDL School & Training

by Rainy

This article provides financial tips for truck drivers and those in the trucking industry. It covers budgeting, paying off debt, saving money, and more.

Nervous About Going Solo? You're Not Alone.

by Rainy

Going solo in the trucking industry can be intimidating. Learn what to expect and how to handle the challenges of being a new truck driver. Understand the fear and anxiety that comes with the job, how to navigate, and how to handle tight spaces. Get tips on how to stay calm and ask for help when needed.

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 Benefits Of Staying With Your Starter Company Beyond One Year

by G-Town

Staying with your starter company beyond the first year can lead to better pay, becoming a favored driver, and more opportunities. Understand why it's important to give your current company a chance to show you what it's like to beat the odds and conquer the deck that was stacked against you.

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.

Riding The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Paid CDL Training

by Old School

Truck driving can be an emotional roller coaster, with the fatigue of long hours and the steep learning curve. This article discusses the challenges of truck driving and how to prepare for them.

Failed The CDL Exam? Don't Sweat It.

by Rainy

Many truck drivers go into the CDL exam with a do or die attitude, but failing does not make you a loser. Learn how to stay calm, ask for help, and stay safe when taking the CDL exam.

Why You Should Not Start Your Trucking Career As A Local Driver

by Old School

Starting a trucking career is difficult, and understanding what it takes to succeed is key. Learn why starting your career as an over the road driver with a large trucking company is the best way to get your career off to a great start and reduce risk.

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.

The Need for Speed Can Hurt You

by Rainy

This article provides tips for truck drivers on how to drive safely and efficiently. Learn how to slow down, pay attention to detail, and use Google Earth to plan routes. Additionally, learn how to navigate truck stops and customer parking lots safely and how to maximize fuel efficiency.

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.

Trucking Is A Total Culture Shock

by Rainy

Trucking is a lifestyle that requires drivers to be flexible and adjust to different environments. This article explores the weather, schedule, and conveniences truckers must adjust to for success in the industry.

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