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5 More Great New Truck Driver Tips

At United Truck Driving, our goal is to send prepared new truck drivers out on the road towards a rewarding and lasting career. We have posted new truck driver tips in the past and now we are offering additional advice for those just entering the world of professional trucking. If you are interested in becoming […]

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Hard on the Eyes: How to Best Manage Night Driving

A truck driving job will require you to do a lot of driving at night in order to make a delivery on time. In fact, some drivers even prefer it because the roads are more open. Even so, night driving comes with a lot of setbacks and risks you need to be aware of. With the vision […]

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Resisting Road Rage as a Professional Truck Driver

Road rage. we’ve all experienced it at some point in our lives…   As a truck driver, you’re at a greater risk of dealing with or giving in to road rage solely based on the fact that you spend the majority of your time on the road. As a professional, though, you will need to keep your emotions […]

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The Importance of Regular Maintenance in the Truck Driving Industry

When your career takes place on the road, so does a large chunk of your life. As a truck driver, your semi truck becomes a temporary home on wheels. It’s important that your vehicle is reliable so you can fulfill your job without getting stuck somewhere unexpectedly. Although bumps along the journey are inevitable, regular […]

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Determining If Truck Driving Is Right for You

It’s hard to determine whether anything is or isn’t right for you before you’ve given it a try. But this is what many people entering the truck driving industry have to do, and the stakes for them are much higher (18 days of training plus the time getting started). Considering the amount of time that […]

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Learn the Penalties and Risks of Distracted Driving

Most drivers know they aren’t supposed to text and drive. But did you know that distracted driving is just as dangerous as texting? Unfortunately, texting isn’t illegal in all the states yet. In order to save people from accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided to prohibit all truck drivers not only […]

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Manage Mileage and Expectations: First-Year Trucking Tips

As a first-year truck driver, you would think that as long as you know how to operate a truck, you can achieve the same mileage as veteran truck drivers. So why are they hitting around 3,000 miles week, while you are only hitting around 2,600? Experience plays a big part in how many miles you […]

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Survival Guide to a Truck Driver’s First Year

Starting out as a truck driver is going to be tough. Already expect that going in. There are lots of blogs out there covering tips for new drivers. Obviously, not one can cover it all. Trucking isn’t that simple. So here are just a few things out of many to expect and prepare for. Getting […]

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Truck Driving: Why People Want Age Requirements Changed

Truck driving is a solid occupation for people to pursue, especially if they know they want to take a more untraditional route after graduating from high school. Rather than enrolling in the military or attending college, people can get their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in an industry with a huge amount of job opportunity. There […]

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Highest Paying Truck Driving Jobs

If you’re into truck driving for the money or just have no sense of fear, there are several types of truck driving jobs that pay very well. These particular jobs pay as high as they do, because they are so dangerous that very few want them. Also, most don’t have the skill to do these […]

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