Welcome to my world! This is a website about a long haul trucker’s life on the road and anything else I feel like talking about.
My name is Todd McCann and I’ve been driving since 1997. My wife, Lorinda (lovingly referred to as The Evil Overlord) has been my co-driver and antagonist most of that time, so I’ve got experience with both solo and team driving. We have always been company drivers and have never owned our own truck, so if you’re interested in becoming an O/O (owner/operator), you’re in the wrong place. I could tell you a little bit about it if you asked me outright, but when it comes to details, I’d be as clueless as a hillbilly on a golf course.
I have written two e-books dealing with trucking, neither of which is available quite yet. I’ll keep you posted on that. The first is tentatively titled, “Is A Trucking Job Right For You?” and it provides you with unbiased facts about driving a truck for a living. It’s written for anyone with an interest in the trucking life, whether it be for sheer curiousity or for someone who is considering truck driving as a career. Now I don’t tell you whether you will like trucking or not. I simply tell you what it’s like. Ultimately, it’s your decision and I won’t be trying to sway you in either direction. And THAT’S what is different about this book. Most truckers and authors about trucking give you their opinion of the trucking lifestyle, not the facts. I give you the truth about trucking, not what you want to hear. It’s written in a conversational tone and it’s filled with real life examples through stories and un-funny stuff that I consider humor. I think you’ll like it, but then again, I might be just a taaaad biased.
The second book is tentatively titled, “A Guide To Finding A Great Trucking Job” and it’s designed for both newbies and current drivers. I have to say that it’s a bit more of a nuts-and-bolts type of book. It basically tells you the kinds of questions you need to be asking when you are looking for a truck driving job. One thing that I have discovered over the years is that the question you don’t ask that prospective employer is usually the very thing you wind up hating the most about the job. I know this from experience, and that’s why this book explains not only the questions you need to ask, but also the reasons why you need to be asking them. To make your job search easier, this entire list of questions will be included in the back of the book and you will be able to print as many copies as you need.
You will be able to print out a copy of each e-book or read it on your computer. Future plans include bound copies of both books and an audiobook version of “Is A Trucking Job Right For You” read by yours truly (if I don’t suck too bad).
Feel free to leave comments or opinions if you so desire. Just keep it clean so we can all partake. Thanks for visiting!