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Truck Driving Schools and Trucking Companies: Post Your Comments about Them Here

Feb
22,
2008
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First, I want to thank you for your trust and support in helping to make  Truth About Trucking the best selling  CDL Trucking Book for Students and New Drivers.   Allen Smith Many of you have been writing me and voicing … Continue reading

Truck Drivers and the “Recession”

Feb
8,
2008
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I want to start out by saying that this whole so called recession thing is getting slightly on my nerves. Do you think, that just possibly, it could be a little bit of election propaganda set up by our trusted media? You know, the people we … Continue reading

Truck Driver Salaries

Sep
1,
2007
11

The United States trucking industry hauls more than nine billion tons of the country’s freight every year. That works out to be over 64 percent of the nation’s cargo. How important is trucking to American consumers? The number of communities … 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
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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

Florida Petroleum Carriers Ready for Hurricane Season

Apr
8,
2007
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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. As the previous years have shown, this can be a treacherous and even deadly time for those affected regions. Hopefully, we will have a repeat of 2006 where none … Continue reading

Truck Driving in Iraq : You Think It’s Tough Here?

Mar
4,
2007
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Truck driving undoubtedly has its challenges here in the United States. Crowded highways, not enough parking areas and long hours are just a few of the problems drivers face on a daily basis. I was enjoying a meal at a … Continue reading

Those Wonderful Women Truckers

Feb
5,
2007
9

Presently, there are about 8 million licensed CDL drivers in the United States. Approximately 4.5 million of these are active truck drivers. Professional truck driving, specifically over the road trucking, has always been noted as a field dominated by men. … 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

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