28 Most Proud Trucking Moments

Truck driving is one of the most challenging jobs out there. It requires sacrifice from home and comfort and a level of independence and problem solving that most people can not handle. This is why it can be the most rewarding career for the right person. We asked our community of over 300,000 truck drivers... Read more »

42 Tips for Rookie OTR Drivers

The hardest time on the road is your first six months.   If you make it through this window, you might just have a real trucker in you. This period is known well by rookie OTR drivers. OTR drivers are far away from company headquarters, out of on the road without a trainer or family... Read more »

What’s the best truck driving specialization?

The first big step most drivers make when they decide to take their job to the next level is a specialization. We asked our community of over 300,000 drivers what the best driving specialization is for truckers today. We highlight 16 of the best answers here.    Overall, the best specializations according to our drivers... Read more »

The Most Dangerous Places for Truckers

It doesn’t take an episode of Ice Road Truckers to know that truck drivers across the country are facing tricky situations. In you have been a driver on the road for over 5 years, you’re likely to have seen every terrain in the United States. We asked our community of truck drivers what type of... Read more »

6 Tips To Nail Your Trucking Job Interview

You’ve worked hard for your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and now it’s time to start applying for trucking jobs. Trucking companies will be looking for hard-working and reliable folk to join their team, so you need to do yourself proud in the job interview.   Working as a trucker requires you to act responsibly and... Read more »

How to Become an Owner Operator

Become an owner operator and get a little piece of the American dream. Being a truck driver is one of the best career choices for people who want big paychecks and a sense of independence in their work. Professional drivers can choose to own and run an owner operator trucking business. By running your own... Read more »

8 Solid Pieces of Advice from Truck Driver Trainers

We asked our trucker fans to share the best advice they have learned from a trainer and we heard over 400 responses! Here are the top 8 pieces of advice, chosen according to most likes and editor’s picks. ​1. Wreck = Fired! ​ You wreck the truck you’re fired! -David Franceschi ​2. Aim high. ​ ​​Aim... Read more »

How do I get a high paying truck driver job?

If you’re one out of 3.5 million commercial drivers, how do you score one of the top high paying truck driver jobs? The short answer is by gaining experience and working hard, but there are clear tips to know if you’re looking for high-paying truck driver jobs. Your pay is influenced by a number of... Read more »

Every Trucking Job Is Different

The trucking industry is experiencing a period of change and growth. There are things to watch out for, like tricky and unfair terms in lease agreements, as pointed out by a USA Today investigation. In the past couple years, some news media have shared concerns of a driver shortage damaging the industry. Yet, when you... Read more »

Truckers and Pets. Should you bring a pet on the road?

We’ve been asked over and over about trucking and pets. Drivers want to know if it’s worth the hassle and how to get their company on board. We talked to experienced truckers and researched company pet rider policies​ to find answers. Here’s what we found: ​1. Dogs are amazing copilots. Four legged partners are one of... Read more »