Trucking Life And Career Coaching
Trucking life is challenging but can be financially rewarding. Becoming a trucker is a serious decision that affects the entire family. Find out if you are compatible for the trucking lifestyle and how to choose the right trucking job for a successful career.
New Truck Driver Tips
Becoming an Owner Operator
Types of Truck Driving Jobs Choosing a Company
Some Topics Covered
We will fill you in on
what to expect as a truck driver and also answer your questions...
More trucking related info you will learn...
Other than hitching a ride with a driver, what you are doing right now, researching trucking life on the web is the best way to
experience life as a trucker. I commend you for being so smart!
Here you will find
videos, audios and text with answers from and interviews with experienced truckers about the good, the bad and the ugly of trucking jobs, trucking companies and the trucking industry.
Browse around the site as I take you with me through pictures and
stories for a journey of life as a trucker, while revealing
some of the things I have learned from driving professionally 13 plus years and over a million miles.
The good, the bad, and the ugly!
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Life as a Trucker will entertain, educate, inform, motivate, and inspire
You will get
answers to questions you've always had and
thoughts you've always wondered.
AND . . .
insight to help you be make better driving decisions around trucks.
With these tips you will be able to
show off to your friends in the car by throwing out information they don't have!
Changing the Face of the Trucking Industry
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Purpose of Life as a Trucker
My purpose of Life-as-a-trucker.com is to. . .
1. Educate the person who is thinking about
becoming a truck driver
so that he or she will know what to expect. This will bring better
quality drivers to the industry because they will have the information
about transportation logistics and life on the road to make informed
decision before getting on the road
2. Create a place for truckers and 4wheelers to mingle and
interact leading to better understanding each other's highway habits.
Making it easier to share the roads, increasing efficiency and improving
3. To provide a place for professional drivers to unite with
each other. Sharing information in the truckers forum and other places
on the site.
(Information such as
good trucking companies, and truck stops to visit to get value service, best brokers to use, etc)
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Company Sponsored CDL Training Company sponsored CDL Training is great for the right person in the right situation. Here you learn what to be aware of, what to expect to determine if so called "free CDL training" right for you.
CDL Training At Community Colleges CDL Training at community colleges or public training has advantages and disadvantages
Private Truck Driving Schools Private trucking school to get your class a drivers license to become a commercial drivers is a good choice for the right person.
Local Truck Driving Schools Local truck driving schools that meets acceptable standards of teaching will be the most cost effect for you. Search here to find the closest school in your area.
Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Schools come in all shapes and sizes. They are like restaurants...
Types of Truck Driving Jobs There are many types of truck driving jobs. The type of CDL job will determine pay, time out OTR, amount of physical work, and even level of danger in some cases.
Truck Driving Jobs Find out if a truck driving job is compaitible with who you are and you're situation. You will learn what skills are required and what to expect.
How Much Money Do Truckers Make How much money do truckers make in 2013? For new drivers from $20,000 to $40,000. I'll explain why the spread.
Advantages Of Becoming A Truck Driver There are a lot of benefits of becoming a truck driver. Here are a few good ones.
How to Get Trucking Experience as New CDL School Graduates Learn how to get trucking experience need to start their career. Don't let the all the failed attempts get you discouraged.
Reality of Trucking The realities of trucking are sometimes taken for granted. These are disadvantages of becoming a trucker that can't be ignored.
Qualify For CDLs This page will list resources to help you determine if you qualify for cdls.
Life of a Trucker This poem will summarize the life of a trucker for you in 2 words. Very Colorful. I will explain why if you really want to know about the life of a trucker before you decide to become one.
High Paying Local Truck Driving Jobs There are some high paying local truck driving jobs. In many cases the hours might not be as favorable as you might think, you will be home nightly.
Trucking Tips For New Drivers Trucking tips for new drivers to help make life as a trucker a little less painful and a lot more productive. This will be your shortcut to success as you gain from my mistakes or the ones I've seen.
Company Drivers Learn about company driver pay, responsibilites and realities that comes with OTR trucking jobs.
Owner Operators Jobs Information about becoming and owner operator and different types of jobs with that title. Important to note: Owner Operator is not a Job, it is a business.
What Truck Should I Buy What truck should I buy for my first time becoming an owner operator or lease program
What Is The Meaning of Lease in Trucking The reference to leasing a truck and leasing on to a company can be confusing to somenone new to the industry. We will cover the many meanings of leasing
Getting Your Own Authority getting your own authority
Loadboards Loadboards are used often to find a load. When you get a load from a load board, check them out because the sharks are swimming. Here are a few tips.
Ask A Trucker ask a trucker question you have alway wondered
Trucking Life Blog Life on the road and the trucking lifestyle. Ask questions and get answers about trucking jobs, trucking schools, relationships and over the road driving.
A Truckers Life Trucker life is a slightly different adventure every day. These videos and pictures my account of a day will help to you experience trucking life over the road.
Taking a Pet on the Road Here is how you can take a pet whether it's a dog or cat over the road with you. Check the company pet policy.
Trucking And The D.O.T./Highway Patrol What you need to know about the D.O.T., highway patrol and smokey bears while over the road
Trucker Interviews Trucker Interviews with interesting truckers and other peope while out on the road
Truckers Videos truckers videos
Motivation to change bad habits Motivation to change bad habits
Truckstop Tips Here are some truckstop tips to give you a little insight while your trucking across the country
Advice For Truckers And Truckers Wives Life as a trucker presents Jennifer and Julie the perfect combination of education and experience to give advise for truckers and truckers wives about relationships, family, and more.
Peace Of Mind Peace of mind for you and your loved ones are important when you leave home for weeks at a time. Here are some tips to get it.
When Is It Time To Let Go When is it time to let go? When it leads to destruction, counter productive results, depression. But it varies from person to person. You have to evaluate your situation from the big picture. video
Dating Truckers Advice Dating truckers can be fun or disaster. This relationship advice will help you not just in trucking relationships but in all relationships for a happy life of love and compansionship.
Advice For Marriage Problems Advice for marriage problems and marriage sex advice and book to bring your marriage life to newly web status.
Should I Date a Trucker Should I date a trucker is a question that ladies coming to the site ask often. Here is how to figure it out. Drivers, this video is also important for you. A smart women will ask this question and assure her what you bring to the table and what she can expect from you.
Dealing With Dispatchers Dealing with dispatchers can be a little tricky at times. It requires skills that doesn't come naturally for most of us. Here are some tips.
Tips For A Worrying Trucker's Wife Tips for a trucker's wife to help her cope with the worrying, the stress and the unknown
Got Stopped By DOT for a Level 1 Inspection Today Getting stopped by the DOT doesn't mean that it's time for crisis control unless of course your truck or log book is a disaster. Then again, I better not talk too fast!
Sharing the Road With Trucks Tips for sharing the road with big trucks for new drivers and holiday travelers. I want to help you make traveling safer for you and other highway users.
Increase Your Monthly Income Here is how to increase your monthly income as a new driver
Personal Development These Personal Development and self improvement videos will help you with awareness, mindfulness, social skills around relationships, work, parenting, health and life in general.
Be A Better Man For Your Woman Be a better man and it will help in keeping your woman loyal as an OTR
The Attitude The attitude of a person will greatly contribute to how they interact with other, make decisions and react to challenges. Having a positive mindset is an invaluable asset for life as a trucker
Professional Truck Driver Professional Truck Driver is a good big truck driver. Not a drivers are professionals. Here is what it takes
Good Parenting Skills Good parenting skills is necessary for truckers and their spouses who are partime single parenting. Parenting tips and advice for young or new parents too. Be proactive, armour your child for success
Avoid Running Illegal Or Driving Tired Some new driver worry about being forced to run illegal or drive tired. Here are some tips for helping you avoid and cope with that situation
Achieving Better Health As A Trucker Making better choices can help you achieve better health as a trucker. The lifestyle at most trucking companies is pretty sedentary as a driver. Here is some advice for better health. Trucking does not destroy our health. Our choices does that.
Getting Exercise Over The Road Getting exercise is important for all people but getting exercise over the road is especially important. We sit for hours at a time! Exercise for health, happiness and prosperity
A Good Diet Plan A good diet for truckers is very important. We are already at a great disadvantage because we are so sendentary. But whats a good diet. Here are healtheir choices you should make.
My Good Diet Plan Menu A good diet menu is how I lost 50lbs, lowered my cholesterol and blood pressure, and got more energy. These are good diet foods that work. This is how to loose belly fat and drop pants size.
Depression In Trucking How could there not be depression in trucking. Relax it won't last, that is if you follow my suggestions.
Coping With Stress Coping with stress is easier when you learn how to do stress. Relief for stress comes in various ways here are several flexible, free effective stress relief techniques
Driver Rest Driver rest is important for safe trucking. Here are some benefits and tips for drivers to get the proper rest.
Mind Excercises for Unleashing Creativity Mind excercises that excercises your mind to unleash creativity and thinking on another level.
Can You Take Someone With You On The Road Can you take someone with you on the road?
Is Trucking a Recession Proof Career Is trucking a recession proof career? Well do you mean literally or figuritively speaking? Trucking is the last to scale down and the first to recover in a recession so there you have it.
Local Trucking vs Over The Road Local trucking vs over the road points out some of the things that can makes them different other than the obvious
Answer to trucking questions about comments on rip off report Websites like ripoff report is a tremendous value but the reader may still have questions about the comments and complaints. Here is some insight about the information you see at such websites.
Time Away From Home Many want to know how long are truckers away from home. The answers vary so much, new drivers don't know what to believe. Here is the scoop.
How Truckers Get Paid Want to know how truckers get paid? There are several ways pay is determined and payed out.
Lot Lizards In Truck Stops There are some lot lizards in truck stops. Usually the same truck stops across the country in high traffic or high drug areas. This is not happening at all truck stops like many people believe.
Parking For Trucks Parking for trucks is getting scarce. You might have to get creative to find authorized or safe truck parking. Here are some tips.
Free Time OTR People have asked me a lot about how what do I do in my free time. How do I keep from getting bored? This video answers those questions.
How To Loose Belly Fat This is how to loose belly fat. Its a simple process the problem is the discipline that is required. Here's how I did it.
Women In Trucking The number of women in trucking is steadily increasing. Some companies now makes extra efforts to recruit women to be truck drivers. Here is what lady drivers can expect
Truckers Forums Truckers forums is where you vent, discuss, ask questions or just mingle. Get it of your chest at life-as-a-trucker.com
Used Trucking Equipment For Sale used trucking equipment for sale by drivers themselves. This is where you will find deals. Feel free to post your equipment.
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I Don't Trust My Trucker Husband I don't trust my trucker husband. Is this you? Is there a reason that you shouldn't trust him. Just because he is trucking doesn't mean he will elope with a lot lizard.
Changing The Face Of The Trucking Industry Changing trucking industry perceptions is not easy to do. We all must put forth an effort if there is any hope for truckers to be seen in a more positive light.
Ex Truckers Getting Back Into Trucking Need Experience Many ex truckers trying to get back into trucking find themselves either facing low starting salaries or trouble getting hired without recent driving experience. Let's cut through that red tape here.
Lady Truckers Trucking It Up Lady truckers give advice about trucking life and sharing the road with four wheelers.
Chaining Up For Winter Driving In some places you are required to chain up, put snow chains on tires when the D.O.T. gives the word. After a certain time of year you must carry them in the truck.
Willing To Train Other People to Get a CDL Willing ot train other people to get a CDL? List yourself here. Helping people to get their permit and CDL with training or renting a truck is in big demand.
Backing Up Backing up is something that gives trouble to many drivers. Here is a word of advice to help you develop your skills quicker.
Learning to Shift Learning to shift is not hard to do. Don't worry, you will be taught this is trucking school. Most want to learn shifting without a clutch.
Easy Driver Health Tip Driver health is important to all. Here is an easy tip that is also cheap to practice.
Becoming a Trucker Becoming a trucker a trucker is not hard to do. Here are some things that you should consider first. Then you will learn how to proceed.