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 Trucking Truth


A Positive Yet Honest View Of The Trucking Industry

With Friendly Advice From Experienced Drivers


A huge informational website that includes:

  • Trucker’s Forum
  • Truck Driver’s Career Guide
  • Free CDL Practice test
  • A list of companies that hire people with a criminal history.
  • “The Road Home” podcast
  • All things CDL
  • Trucking Company Reviews
  • Trucking Wiki…where you can find out FAQ’s, physical health tests and issues, limitations and opportunities for drivers with a criminal history, driving with pets and much more.

Get Paid While Training For Your CDL?

Upon completion of your paid CDL training, you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time. This is how they recoup the time and money they’ve invested in your CDL training, which is a very fair deal for both sides.   

If you quit working for the company before your obligation is complete, you will owe the company a prorated amount of money for the schooling. At some companies, your training will be free once your obligation is complete. Others may require you to make payments from your paycheck to cover the tuition for the schooling. 

TT offers a review of the companies that offer paid CDL training.

all truckingAllTrucking.com

PO Box 26330
Overland Park, KS, 66213


“Welcome to AllTrucking.com, your source for finding information to become a truck driver and find a trucking career. Whether you are looking for your next truck driving job or want to learn how to earn your CDL, we have guides for you. We have even organized some of the more common questions that might be found on a CDL exam, and put them into a simple practice test! ”

They have a library of guidebooks – from career support and paying for school to helping veterans – “we’ve got a resource to help anybody.” Here are a few of our most frequently requested pages:

  • How to Pay for Truck Driving School
  • Truck Driving Jobs: Careers in Commercial Truck Driving
  • Company-Paid CDL Training Programs: A Comprehensive Guide

Find a Driving School: www.alltrucking.com/schools/

Find a Driving Job: www.alltrucking.com/jobs-states/

AllTrucking information flyer  

Gary’s Job Board: GJBTruck Drivers wanted!

Gary can find you a better truck driving job, with or without a CDL.


Gary can find you a better truck driving job, with or without a CDL.

Gary’s Job Board was created to help Truck Drivers find Driving Jobs, and to help Dispatchers find Drivers. Gary’s Job Board is 100% unaffiliated. We DO NOT recruit for any carriers. Our service will always be FREE to drivers because drivers’ rock. 

Here’s how garysjobboard.com works: (this is NOT a run-of-the-mill trucker job board. No one will call you, you have all the power).

  • Complete your Driver Profile, it takes 2 minutes.
  • Companies will see your first name, type of CDL, and experience level.
  • They will not see your email address.
  • You will receive a company invite by email and the email will come from our system.
  • Check out what they are offering. Answer the email or not. You’ll receive another invite down the road.

ataAmerican Trucking Associations

950 North Glebe Road, Suite 210
Arlington, VA 22203-4181


From their website: American Trucking Associations is ATA careersthe largest and most comprehensive national trade association for the trucking industry. ATA is an 86-year old federation with state trucking association affiliates in all 50 states. We represent every sector of the industry, from LTL to truckload, agriculture and livestock to auto haulers, and from large motor carriers to small mom-and-pop operations.

< Check out their “Careers In Trucking” booklet!


Trucking Guides by David J. Johnson

Get Your CDL: Commercial Drivers License Study Guide

The author shares “information that you need to pass the CDL exam the first time with exceptional results. We teach this method to all our commercial learners permit (CLP) students with great success.”

Start Your Own Trucking Company: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success
The guide contains:
* Legal business ownership
* Insurance: limits and requirements
* Doing business in the brokerage world
* Logo design and regulations
* Selecting and securing equipment
* Ways of getting your trucking company to stand out and much more!

Are Ya’ Truckin’?: Updated 2020
Truckin'From the highways of the Midwest comes this introduction to what drives America’s commerce – trucking!  Whether you’re looking to get into the industry as a driver, owner/operator, or just trying to see what the best option for you would be, it’s here! This book will also describe the things that can derail your career quicker than a wreck in the road. Along the way, you’ll hear tales of this Asphalt Cowboy’s experiences on the road. Saddle up and brave the open road!

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers AssociationOODIA

Grain Valley, MO 64029
816-229-5791     800-444-5791


The mission of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators. More than 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets. All OOIDA officers and directors are now, or have been, professional truckers, and are elected from the membership, by the membership. The 22-member board helps define OOIDA’s position on all major trucking issues.  They offer information and education in all areas of independent truck ownership and responsibility.




The list of disqualifying crimes was specifically designed to identify those most likely to endanger the nation’s transportation network and is comparable to background reviews applied to millions of airport and airline employees.

These crimes are only disqualifying if they are considered felonies in the appropriate jurisdiction, civilian or military. A driver will be disqualified from holding a hazmat endorsement if he or she was convicted* or found not guilty by reason of insanity within the last seven years, was released from prison within the last five years, or is wanted or under indictment for any of the following crimes:
Assault with intent to murder
Kidnapping or hostage taking
Rape or aggravated sexual abuse
Immigration violations
RICO violations
Distribution of, possession with intent to distribute, or importation of a controlled substance (“simple possession” of a controlled substance without an intent to distribute is not considered disqualifying)

Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud (e.g., felony-level embezzlement, tax evasion, perjury, and false statements to the Federal government)

Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or dealing in firearms or other weapons

Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of these crimes

An applicant will be permanently disqualified from holding a HME if he or she was ever convicted* or found not guilty by reason of insanity of any of the following crimes:

Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing in an explosive or explosive device

RICO violations (if the crime underlying the RICO conviction is on the list of permanently disqualifying crimes)

A crime involving a transportation security incident (i.e., security incident involving a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area)

Improper transportation of a hazardous material (minor infractions involving transportation of hazardous materials will not disqualify a driver; for instance, no driver will be disqualified for minor roadside infractions or placarding violations)

Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of these crimes

* Convicted means any plea of guilty or nolo contendere or any finding of guilt.