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Truckers to Shape Up or Ship Out

Aug
11,
2009
11

Next time you stop after a hard day’s run at your favorite diner, you may want to think again before ordering that chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy!  The trucking industry just keeps on changing, and now . … Continue reading

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CDL Training – How Students Can End their Career, Before it Begins

Jul
8,
2009
5

Over the road trucking is a tough vocation.  It’s even tougher now with the economy struggling as it is.  Many CDL schools are still reporting an 85% – 90% placement rate for recent CDL graduates.  On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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How a Truck Driving School Can Ruin Your Driving Career

May
15,
2009
19

There are those truck driving training schools that will use one technique that will insure a new drivers’ failure at a driving career every time: Another email from a CDL graduate with the same story: “Just because my teacher at … Continue reading

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Truckers State of Mind

Feb
13,
2009
0

Trucker.  One simple word, yet it creates a multitude of images in our minds: The outlaw, the loner, the renegade … one individual who won’t take anything from anybody.  Truckers have a rough lifestyle.  A life that very few people … Continue reading

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Truck Driving Jobs – Here’s Where to Find Them

Feb
2,
2009
15

Who says that there are no trucking companies hiring drivers?  There are still thousands of companies looking for truck drivers all over the United States.  Company drivers, Owner Operators, Students, Recent Graduates, Local, Regional, OTR … trucking companies still have … Continue reading

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Tanker Truck

Jan
20,
2009
3

Truck driving jobs offer a large array of possiblities for employment.  Even with the downward turn we are noticing from the economic situation, truck driving jobs are still available.  With several large trucking companies cutting down on their offers to provide … Continue reading

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The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State by State Guide

Nov
20,
2008
10

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

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7 Ways to Combat Trucking Negativity

Sep
25,
2008
2

At first glance, it would seem that positive thinking and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) have nothing to do with one another. But many people with ADD develop negative thinking patterns because they become frustrated by their challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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Trucking Job Brings Me Face to Face With Vietnam Vet

Jun
13,
2008
8

     It’s amazing what an over the road truck driver can encounter on a daily basis. All of the sights and sounds they experience become so vast that they soon forget and accept them as simply a part of their … Continue reading

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Blowing the “Bang” out of the Big Bang Theory

Feb
22,
2008
3

As an over the road truck driver, one has endless hours to spend just thinking. I don’t know about you, but I think about weird, sometimes complicated things. For instance, is a horse really a horse? Anyway, I would like to … Continue reading

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