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Depression and the Long Haul Trucker

Oct
22,
2007
1

A long haul trucker is no stranger to sleep deprivation. Even local truck drivers deal with the problem of little rest, many working 70 hour weeks. Sleep deprivation is the leading cause of serious truck related accidents, resulting in as … Continue reading

Closing the Mexico Border

Aug
21,
2007
4

What would happen to the trucking industry if we closed the Mexico border?   What would be the impact to American drivers?   How would our economy change?   Though it will always be open, what financial effects would it have on the … Continue reading

Over the Road Trucking: Is it Worth it?

Aug
12,
2007
5

As someone who may be considering over the road truck driving as a career, there are many questions you should ask yourself before jumping in head first. Thousands of new, inexperienced drivers tackle the obstacle of long haul trucking each … Continue reading

CDL Truck Drivers Carrying Guns

Jul
29,
2007
30

Professional over the road CDL truck drivers are a unique breed of men and women. Strong, determined and masters of stamina, they keep the life blood of our country moving. Truck driving isn’t for everyone . . . in fact, … Continue reading

Trucking: Is it For You?

Jul
3,
2007
0

Lets just pretend for a moment, the trucking industry is perfect, all companies treat their employees wonderfully, all truck driving schools are reasonably priced and give top notch education, and everyone gets sick time and Holiday pay.(You will really have … Continue reading

New Drivers : Beware and Prepare

Jan
30,
2007
2

(A guide to trucking in the Northeast) As someone who is investigating the opportunities in truck driving careers, you undoubtedly have heard the horror stories about trucking in the Northeast. The stories of overcrowded roadways, lack of parking spaces and … Continue reading

Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents

Jan
21,
2007
5

As the interstates and highways continue to become more populated, we can expect a rise in motor vehicle accidents. Even though trucking companies have improved their safety training, new statistics show an alarming rate of truck crashes. For years, news … Continue reading

Conquering Snoqualmie Pass

Jan
15,
2007
3

e Pass during the winter months? After several hair-raising crossings, I figured out the answer:…… Continue reading

Demanding Description of the American Trucker

Jan
3,
2007
1

Hundreds of thousands of delivery trucks traffic the roads of America at all times, and millions cover the roads of the world. Without them, the world’s economy would come to a screeching halt and the standard of living for most … Continue reading

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