Trucking life is not for everyone,
find out if it is for you!
Types of Truck Driving Jobs
Truck Driving Schools
Trucking Jobs and Info
Some of the things you will learn at this website...
A truckers life
can only be completely appreciated and understood by becoming a driver
. The catch is, you don't want to spend money on trucking schools
or commit to a company as a driver not knowing if you are compatible for the trucking lifestyle.
We will fill you in on what to expect as a truck driver and how to create a successful career in trucking answering questions and addressing topics such as these and more...
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 video, audio and text with answers and commentary from experience drivers about the good, the bad and the ugly about trucking.
Browse around the site as I take you with me through pictures and stories for a journey of life as a big truck driver, while revealing some of the things I have learned from trucking professionally 1.2 million miles and counting. The good, the bad, and the ugly! Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Changing the Face of the Trucking Industry.
Casting Call For Trucker About Trucking Life
Truckers Life - Free Class About Trucking
Advice for truckers and wives on relationships and parenting
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!
Ok I will show you what I mean. . .
TIP You can stop being afraid to pass the white trucks with the word Swift on it, the only reason its going 62 or 65mph is because the trucks are governed (computer regulated) not to exceed that speed! It's not because they got word of a smokey (police) up ahead on the CB! Keep it moving!
Purpose of Life as a Trucker
My purpose of Life-as-a-trucker.com is to. . .
1. Create a place for truckers and 4wheelers to mingle and interact leading to better understanding each other's highway habits and life as a trucker. Which will make driving safer for us all by increasing efficiency and decreasing road rage and middle finger hand waving!
2. 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
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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- Becoming a Trucker
- Becoming a truck driver means getting your CDL drivers license. Class A are required for big trucks. Find out if you should become a driver here..
- Disadvantages of Becoming a Truck Driver
- disadvantages of becoming a truck driver
- 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.
- 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. Are they ready for a truckers life?
- Ask A Trucker
- ask a trucker question you have alway wondered
- Company Drivers
- New truckers usually start of as company drivers. Here is the real low down on what to expect as a new company driver. Plus some tips.
- Owner Operators
- what you need to know about owner operators and what does an owner operator make
- Trucking And The D.O.T./Highway Patrol
- Trucking any length of time will bring you in contact with the DOT or Highway Patrol, here is some important information to consider to prepare for those encounters.
- DAC Report Information
- Your DAC report can have all types of information about your work commercial driving history. It can also have incorrect information. Here's how to get a free DAC report.
- Life As A Trucker Comments
- Life as a trucker comments page. What people have to say about the website.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Freight Brokering
- Freight brokering is arrangement by a 3rd party to transport the products of a shipper. Can be a work at home opportunity for truckers wives. Can also be a way for owner operators to make more money.
- Motivation to change bad habits
- Motivation to change bad habits
- Trucker Interviews
- Trucker Interviews with interesting truckers and other peope while out on the road
- 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.
- CSA 2010
- Information and videos explaining the CSA 2010 regulations and the impact it could have on the trucking industry including drivers and tips about how to prepare.
- The Economy And Trucking
- The economy and trucking as I see it, past, present and future and how it effects the trucking industry and more.
- Inside A Big Rig
- See inside a big rig. Each manufacturer is a little different but share a lot of similar concepts.
- Contact Us
- Contact Us
- Qualify For CDLs
- This page will list resources to help you determine if you qualify for cdls.
- 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.
- CDL Training Videos and General Knowledge Test
- There are many online cdl training courses. Here are some cdl training videos and general knowledge to help you study for the truck driving school or online cdl training.
- CDL Training
- CDL training options so you can get trucking,
- 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
- Trucker Terms and CB Talk
- Trucker terms and CB talk was made popular by Hollywood movies. Now there is more CB Slang and Lingo than ever. Do you have to know it is the question.
- Truck Driving Jobs
- Best truck driving jobs by the drivers themselves
- Find Teen Advice and Forums
- Find teen advice and forums online about drugs, relationships, sex, teen camp advice, career advice and more. Plus important video message to teens. For trucker's youth needing good teen advice.
- Trucking Resources for Trucker
- These are trucking resources to help make truckers lives easier out here on the road. More will be added as time goes on.
- Trucker gear
- We have trucker gear for the home or the road. For the truck or the body. Choose from T-Shirts, caps, hats, or other items with logos, saying or trucking pictures.
- Truckers Wives
- Truckers wives play an important role in the trucking lifestyle. The wife of a trucker must be strong, compasionate and understanding to support her trucker husband.
- 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
- Member Profiles
- Life as a trucker profiles are people who share the passion to improve the image of the trucking industry. Profiles allow us to create a warmer environment to share with and learn from each other.
- Used Trucks For Sale
- Used trucks for sale by owners. These big trucks
- Crazy Trucker Stories
- Crazy Trucker Stories
- Show Trucks
- pics and video of pics of show trucks
- Trucking Information: Words of Wisdom from Jimmy
- Trucking information and words of wisdom from jimmy about the trucking industry, starting a trucking company, life as a trucker and more. A retired trucker with 32 yrs 3 million miles experience.
- Trucking Jobs for Felons
- Trucking jobs for felons may be a little harder to come by especially is you have more than one charge but don't throw in the towel with out calling a lot of trucking companies first
- Drivers Lounge
- The drivers lounge is the place where truckers come to relax watch video play game and meet people and share secrets of the road
- Truckers Videos
- truckers videos
- Trucking CDs
- Trucking cds from lifeasatrucker.com for learning about trucking or getting motivation as a trucker over the big road.
- Driver Recommended Truck Wash
- driver recommended truck wash for those who want to get their money's worth without the doubt
- Trucking News
- Trucking news about topics related to the trucking industry as reported by you or our moderators.
- Privacy Statement
- Privacy Statement
- Trucking Job Listing
- These are trucking jobs and trucking industry jobs pulled from a database of jobsites across the internet. You can all types of truck driving jobs from heavy hauling jobs to cattle to grain hauling, local and regional trucking jobs and more. You can also post your jobs to show here and on job boards on other sites.
- Local Trucking Information
- The local trucking information distributors listed on this page is authorized to sell you copies of lifeasatrucker or the crazy trucker CDs and DVDs. This is quicker for you and saves you money.
- Truckers Legal Plan
- TVC is a truckers legal plan to help protect you and your CDLs should you need help with any tickets they cover. Carmello explains it better. Watch the video
- Investigate - Report a Trucking Company
- Truckers report shady companies. Find out how to investigate and/or file a legitimate complaint when your rights have been violated as a driver. Also check find out information on trucking company
- About Us
- Well I don't know how much you guys really want to know. But here is the medium version. I will come and do a short version when I get a chance.
- Truck Stop Games
- Truck stop games that take your mind off the same old stressful routine
- Reality of Trucking
- The realities of trucking are sometimes taken for granted. These are disadvantages of becoming a trucker that can't be ignored.
- Cost of Driving Over The Road
- The cost of driving over the road can sneak up on a driver. Let's take a look at them now so that you can prepare for or avoid the money sucking traps.
- 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.
- Drop And Hook Video
- drop-and-hook video that illustrates the trucker slang drop and hook
- Advantages Of Becoming A Truck Driver
- There are a lot of benefits of becoming a truck driver. Here are a few good ones.
- 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 Loneliness
- Things to consider when coping with loneliness
- A lot of society feels truckers have anti-social-behavior which is far from true about most truckers. It is possible to display some of the systems though from not interacting with people consistantl
- Get Paid To Travel
- Where else can you get paid to travel. Eating is your only expense and you can cut corners on that too.
- Recommended Diesel Mechanics
- Recommended diesel mechanics that care about driver satisfaction, quality of work and good reputation.
- Freedom At Work
- Freedom at the workplace for me means that the boss is not hoovering over your every move micro-managing your tasks. As a trucker you escape the shackled life. Work with freedom.
- Dallas truckstops
- Dallas truckstop seems to add conveinence to a truckers life. In a 2 mile radius 5 truckstops
- Knoxville Truckstop and CB Shop
- This Knoxville trucksop and cb shop gets my approval. This is one of the cleanest T/A you will find. The CB Shop is run by whiplash an ex-driver.
- Galaxy Truck Wash
- Galaxy Truck Wash Dallas Texas know for hand washing trucks at good prices. Good location too. Prices listed
- Used Freightliner Trucks
- Used freightliner trucks sold by the owners themselves. Cutting out the middle man should be a better deal for the owner and the buyer of used freightliner trucks.
- Used Peterbuilts For Sale
- used peterbuilts for sale by owner
- Used Volvo Trucks For Sale
- used volvo trucks without the hassle of the middle man. Giving the buyer and seller a better deal.
- Jobs good for creating wealth
- Jobs in these ares are good for creating wealth. They should endure any challenges from the economy.
- Big Truck Sleepers
- Big truck sleepers are equipped to bring comfort to a truckers life. Take a look inside to see the possibilites of these bedrooms on 18-wheels. Big truck sleepers come standard or fully customized.
- Impact On The Marriage
- The impact of trucking on the marriage can be devastating but it doesn't have to be. Several factors will determine how much a marriage will be affected by the trucking lifestyle. Here's some insight
- After the storm in Texas
- After the storm in Texas the night ended as beautiful as the day began.
- How Do You Start Creating Wealth
- How do you start creating wealth ?You feed your mind to unleash creative thinking. Save money you make and build your credit. Meanwhile you learn where to invest to make you money grow exponentially
- American Truck Historical Society
- American Truck Historical Society
- Jim Hubler
- Jim Hubler is a singer, songwriter, author who is an ex-truck driver. Heshares valuable information about how to be successful in trucking.
- Don't Panic Just Prepare For a Weak Economy
- Panic in these times won't help your situation do what you can to prepare for a weak economy
- Making It trucking In Today's Economy
- Choosing a trucking company in today's economy is not far from should be done during any other time. Almost.
- How is The Economy Affecting The Trucking Industry
- It affects everything but trucking will never screech to a halt.
- The Future Looking Back On 2008
- How I see the future as we look back on 2008
- How To Keep A Recession From Happening Again
- this is my opinion on how to keep a recession from happening again.
- Marriage Advice For Truckers or Truckers Wives
- Marriage advice for truckers or truckers wives from a males perspective
- Modern Day Racism
- Modern day racism is not as obvious or prevelant in today's society as in the past. It is probably less oppressive than the hypersensitive mindset and attitude that is displayed far too often.
- Answer to Changing Professions to Truck Driving
- Changing professions to truck driving is a group of anwers to a person thing of changing careers from nursing to trucking
- Jennifer's Blog
- Jennifer's blog on lifeasatrucker.com
- Abuse of authority happens every now and then, we must remember that the officer has the leverage. Best to act like you have some sense and be tactful in your response. Report incidents here.
- Winter Driving Safety Tips
- Winter driving safety tips to help you make it through the snow and ice with the hopes of avoiding skids and sliding off into the ditch. Get mentally prepared for winter driving read these safety tips
- Oilfield Trucking Jobs
- Oilfields provides all types of trucking opportunities. They tend to pay more than a regular dry van trucking job just as most specialty trucking jobs. Take a look at life as an oilfield trucker..
- Heavy Equipment Hauling
- Heavy hauling trucking jobs are for the true professional trucker. It requires a highly responsible person who pays attention to details to get the big bucks these jobs pay.
- 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.
- 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.
- Parenting Tips For A Truckers Wife
- Here are some parenting tips for a truckers wife. These are not just trucking families parenting tips though, you may also want to pass them on to your loved one as food for thought from Jennifer S.
- 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.
- Newbie Truckers Profiles
- Newbie truckers profiles on life as a trucker.com is for drivers with less than one year experience.
- 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.
- Understanding Your Trucker
- What is a relationship? Understanding the difference between the way a man and a woman thinks might help you in understanding your trucker.
- Drive My Truck Part Time
- Looking for someone to drive my truck part time so we both can spend more time at home with the family or doing other things. Thats the mindset. Drivers wanting part time trucking jobs and owner ops
- 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.
- 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.
- Lady Truckers Trucking It Up
- Lady truckers give advice about trucking life and sharing the road with four wheelers.
- Big Truck Driver
- Break down of the good big truck driver and bad big truck driver and the ugly in the industry.
- 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.
- 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
- Casting Call For Lady Truckers
- Casting lady truckers for "Mother Truckers" a docu-series shown on Major Network. A Wonder Productions Project
- Small to Medium Sized Local Trucking Companies Hiring
- The best trucking jobs are usually small to medium size trucking companies. Some local smaller trucking companies don't aggressively advertise for drivers. You have to seek them out to find them.
- Essential Oil Use
- Essential oil use is becoming a common alternative treatment for medical issues. People are using essential oils in many ways, here are just a few.
- Alabama Trucking
- alabama trucking, alabama trucking companies, alabama trucking jobs
- Class A Drivers License
- Private trucking school to get your class a drivers license to become a commercial drivers is a good choice for the right person.
- How To Handle Life When It Throws You a Curve Ball
- Life is all about learning and helping others building meaningful relationships along the way. But what do you do when life throw you a curve ball. Well, you duck or swing but which and then what...
- Idaho Trucking
- Idaho trucking companies advertising for locat and OTR truck drivers. You will also find trucking resources such as Idaho Trucking Assoication link. See if you are compatible for the lifestyle here
- 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
- New Drivers Road Tips
- New drivers road tips for sharing the road with big trucks. I want to help you make traveling safer for you and other highway users.
- Driver Rest
- Driver rest is important for safe trucking. There are many benefits of truckers getting adequate sleep and downtime. Here are some benefits and tips for drivers to get the proper rest.
- Getting Exercise For Truckers
- Getting exercise is important for all people but exercise for truck drivers should be self imposed mandatory action. We sit for hours at a time! Exercise for health, happiness and prosperity
- Trucking Software
- Trucking software can range from simple bookeeping to complete transportation management systems. Company drivers and Trucking companies owners use software to increase productivity and streamline op
- Defensive Driving Tips
- defensive driving tips for winter driving, driving safety, holiday travel and driving test preparation
- 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
- Changing Bad Habits
- Changing bad habits will help keep you from developing new ones.
- 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.
- Healthy Trucking Vitality Program
- Healthy trucking vitality program has the potential to change the lives of truckers if they participate.
- Compounding has been around for centuries. Pharmacist that does compounding however are not easy to find. Compounded topical pain medications can have less side efftect making if good for drivers
- How To Quit Your Job
- Here is some advise for how to quit your job. The very first thing to figure out is should you quit your job? Here are some thougts you may have overlooked.
- 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.
- 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.
- Truckstop Tips
- Here are some truckstop tips to give you a little insight while your trucking across the country
- Choosing A Trucking Company
- Choosing a trucking company out of the tens of thousands out here may seem overwhelming. Here are some thoughts, ideas and tips to help you make a decision.
- 2008 Iowa 80 Jamboree Truck Show
- The 20 Iowa 80 Jamboree Truck Show is a great place to discover new products for trucks and meet truckers. You will also find many vendors of familiar new products and trucking companies and network.
- Big Truck Burnouts
- big trucks burnouts
- Power of the Mind
- The power of the mind is an incredible thing. It is as underated as the professional trucker.
- Truck Driving Schools
- The 3 main types of truck driving schools that provide CDL A training (company spons, private, comm. college) all have advantages and disadvantages. Get the info. Also local truck driving schools
- Becoming A Trucker DVD Feedback
- Becoming a Trucker dvd feedback should give you the information you need to determine if the Becoming a Trucker DVD is worth the $29.
- Truckstop Theatre
- Looking for the truckstop you will find it here plus the drivers lounge with truckstop theatre room with the best shows
- Trucking with Collin
- Trucking with collin is a close up of his adventures as he transitions from a career in printing into a truck driving job.
- Tips for Being Away From Family
- Tips for being away from family in a long distance relationships. Like being proactive in improving communication and maintaining each other's interest.
- Can You Take Someone With You On The Road
- Can you take someone with you on the road?
- How Much Money Do Truckers Make
- How much money do truckers make is good question. With no simple answer.
- Truck Stop
- The truck stop is a drivers home away from home. There you will find showers, restaraunts, games, theatre, and sometimes a barbershop. Oh yeah and fuel.
- Truck Stop Store
- The truck stop store has truckers gear and supplies but for truckers discounts you need to plan ahead or shop online.
- 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.
- Trucking Tools, Equipment and Gear for Life on The Road
- Here are some tips about the trucking tools, trucking equipment, and stuff to take on the road trucking
- 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.
- Protect Your Home
- Protect your home while you are over the road. Home security measures does not have to be expensive, but recovery from a burglary is.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.