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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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Tips to Stay Healthy as a Truck Driver

When you’re living a sedentary lifestyle driving for 11 hours a day and eating whatever is convenient, it’s no surprise if you aren’t as in shape as you once were before starting your career as a truck driver. If you aren’t already a truck driver and are considering becoming one, don’t let your health stop […]

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What to Expect During Your First Year as a Truck Driver

Becoming a truck driver is more than a career choice. It’s a lifestyle choice you shouldn’t take lightly. Rather than home-cooked meals, you’ll be eating fast food. You’ll be showering at truck stops and sleeping in a small bed. The best way to make a decision on whether or not to become a truck driver […]

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4 Ways to Pass the Time as a Truck Driver

What can you do as a truck driver? If you’ve been doing this for a while, you’ve probably got this figured out. But just in case you need some tips, here you go: Learn a New Language With all this time on your hands, you have an advantage over most people. Those who work in […]

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Ways to Be a More Fuel Efficient Truck Driver

Look Ahead As a truck driver, this is something that you’re probably already doing (at least, you should be). While obviously important, did you know that monitoring traffic that’s up ahead can lead to being a more fuel efficient driver? Paying attention to breaking patterns and traffic speeds can allow you to avoid making unnecessary […]

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