Category: Truck Driver Tips

Heavy Equipment Picture

Apr 28 2022

It’s Crazy How Much Money They Give Your for Training

As I was teaching a class the other day the topic switched to training and finding jobs. One student said, “It’s crazy how much money they give you for training!” His program allotted him $24,000 for his heavy equipment course and said they allow up to $28,000 within The Second Careers Program. “I was amazed […]

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Truck World

Apr 18 2022

Learn Your Pre-Trip Inspections One Piece at a Time

One of my favourite Johnny Cash Songs is One Piece at a Time. If you know the song you know that the character in the song steals parts from his employer to build a custom Cadillac. Now I am not suggesting you steal anything but this could be a great way learning how to do […]

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Job Fair Image

Apr 13 2022

Do You Have a Strategy for Attending Events as a New Truck Driver

I was amazed as I attended another job fair in our local area. Working and talking with vendors it was apparent that many drivers in the room were as we say, “Kicking tires” as they walked around looking at tables asking if they had jobs available. It is very easy to find a job in […]

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Driver-in-truck

Apr 4 2022

Choosing the Right Company for You!

We see it time and time again, students asking who should I go drive for once I pass my license test? Many instructors could rattle off names of trucking companies and what they do and just give it to them to choose from. Instructors are smarter than that however and know that choosing a company […]

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People-on-computers

Mar 29 2022

Jobs are About Choices; Are your choices hurting your options?

There are many choices in the trucking industry for jobs. I was recently at the largest truck show in North America called the Mid America Truck Show. During the show I had the opportunity to interview many carriers that all had amazing options available to those seriously looking for new opportunities. So why are people […]

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Pipe Truck

Mar 16 2022

We Say We’re the Safest; But Are We?

I had an interesting conversation with a driver who has been on the road for ten years driving from Ontario to British Columbia on my radio show the other day. He echoed sentiments about the trucking industry that I have been hearing for a few years now regarding safety on the road that veteran drivers […]

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