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Trucking Careers and the Economy

Nov
24,
2008
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by Allen Smith As the Nation continues to become more fearful about the present day economy, more than ever there are those investigating trucking as “the career of choice”. The number 1 question that arises is: ” Is Truck Driving a Stable … Continue reading

Driving Record – Understanding the Point System

Nov
23,
2008
96

by Allen Smith A major concern for truck drivers is ( or at least it should be) their driving record and how the point system will effect their employment status. The point system for each state varies, but there is … Continue reading

The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State by State Guide

Nov
20,
2008
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by Allen Smith Many who have subscribed to the Truth About Trucking  newsletter are waiting for the release of my latest book, “The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State By State Guide“. With the economy hurting as it is, I believe this is … Continue reading

Trucking Movie “Drive and Deliver” on DVD

Nov
19,
2008
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I recently read a post on another trucking blog about the increasingly popular Trucking Movie, “Drive and Deliver”. This documentary movie represents  life on the road through the eyes, perception and reality of 3 truck drivers. Many truckers will relate to this movie, and although I haven’t watched … Continue reading

The Truth About Trucking- Revised 4th Edition Released Today

Oct
14,
2008
7

Today we released the 4th edition of “The Truth About Trucking” book for trucking students, truckdrivers and trucking career seekers. Most people who know me ( Allen) as telling the truth…no matter how unpleasant that may be. I don’t candy coat things … Continue reading

The Importance of Nutrients

Aug
23,
2008
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Healthy eating requires us to eat a number of nutrients every day. In fact, there are 40 different nutrients we need in order to keep our bodies healthy. That’s a lot of nutrient we need to know about! Luckily, we … Continue reading

Hours of Service to Change Again?

Jan
20,
2008
5

After a long, hard battle advocates finally accomplished their goal in having the hours of service for truck drivers changed to the current 14/10 rule with the 34-hour restart thrown in for support. Remember all the news this was making … Continue reading

Winter Driving Tips

Nov
4,
2007
3

On December 21st at precisely 7:42 A.M. EST, the sun’s rays will strike one of the two tropical latitude lines, and thus winter will officially begin for the Northern Hemisphere. This will also be the official beginning of “winter driving” … Continue reading

Independent Truck Drivers Have It Tough

Aug
19,
2007
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By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=L._Winslow]L. Winslow  It has never been easy to be an independent truck driver and with the high fuel prices, high cost of insurance and over regulations and bureaucracy; including out of control taxes it is a wonder that there … Continue reading

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

Mar
4,
2007
0

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

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