TruckingTruth's podcast "The Road Home" will help new truck drivers prepare for life on the road. We will talk about issues including dealing with dispatch, choosing the right company, items to pack for the road, how to pass the CDL exams, and so much more!
This Driver Let One Tiny Problem Spiral Into A Career Changing Ordeal
This is a story about a driver who let one tiny little problem in an ordinary day spiral out of control into a major ordeal that changed his career forever.
Don't Be Fooled By Owner Operator Math
Owner operators like to talk about how much money they're making. The trick is they're trying to fool you (and themselves) by talking about revenues, not profits. You'll rarely hear the truth about the actual profits an owner operator is making, and for good reason; they're rather pitiful. Don't be fooled by what we call Owner Operator Math here at Trucking Truth. Learn the realities of owning a big rig and why you shouldn't waste your time considering buying your own truck.
You're Getting Career Advice From The Wrong People
You hear a ton of horror stories from Youtube and Facebook about how awful truck driving is or how awful a particular company is. As a new driver it's terrifying to hear so many people giving ominous warnings about life in the trucking industry. I'm here to tell you it's safe to ignore these people, and here's why.
Stop The Fear And Doubt, Focus On Your Own Success
For 25 years I've watched people sabotage their careers by worrying about all the wrong things instead of focusing on what it's going to take to make themselves more successful in this industry. It's time people stop worrying about whether their company is good enough for them, and start focusing on making themselves more productive drivers and better human beings. Your success or failure depends on you and you alone. It's time to own that fact, stop making excuses, and step up your game. In this podcast I'll talk about the mistakes people make and where your focus should lie if you want to be happy and successful in this industry.
12 Tips For Surviving Your Time On The Road With A Trainer
Your time on the road with a trainer is always a very challenging time in your career because you're out on the road for the first time doing your job as a professional, and you're forced to share the truck with a complete stranger for an extended period of time.
But it's also a very important and necessary stage of your training. Believe me, you would not want to come out of school with your CDL and run solo immediately.
So here are twelve tips for surviving your time on the road with your trainer.
A College Education Versus Truck Driving: Not As Simple As You May Think
It's a common question we get, "Should I go to college or become a truck driver?" To some that seems like a rather naive and obvious choice. Who would choose trucking over college? Well it turns out I did, and so did a lot of incredibly happy truck drivers. But the road is far more difficult than you might imagine, and it does mean giving up a lot of great opportunities. Here I will share my personal life experiences and explain how I feel you should make that decision for yourself.