I announced the coming of my second book, How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job when I released Trucking Life: An Entertaining, Yet Informative Guide To Becoming And Being A Truck Driver back in April 2016. At the time I swore it would be out within a month or two. Well, I was kinda close. It’s only been 13 months! That’s close to two months, right? Ugh. Guess that’ll teach me to be optimistic about future releases.
But hey, enough about my procrastination. What about this new book? How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job was conceived because I felt there was a need for a book that helped truckers find good jobs.
Now I’m certainly not saying I’ve found the perfect job. If you were to listen to the podcast version, you’d hear me expound on my frustration with my current employer in the beginning of the show. And I feel extra sorry for the poor saps who have joined the Trucker Dump Slack group. I’ve been whining for the past couple of weeks like an introvert 5-year-old on his first day of kindergarten.
My point is that there have always been things I didn’t like about the companies I worked for. And every single time it was because I didn’t bother to ask about it ahead of time. So I decided what was needed was a complete list of questions.
Sad thing is, I’m only one man so there’s no way I could make a complete list. In fact, it’s my belief that there’s no such thing as a complete list of questions to ask a trucking company. Every company is different and every driver’s needs are slightly different. And since there is no possible way for me to work for every trucking company out there, there’s no way for me to ask every question.
But instead of going into great detail here, I’m just going to send you to the sales page for How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job to you. Follow the link and come back when you’re done for some follow-up.
*Whistles while waiting patiently…
Glad to see you made it back. So as you read, I really need your help to expand the book with more questions. Therefore, if you plan on buying the book or the Trucking Company Questionnaire alone, then please pass your knowledge on when you think of questions that I forgot (or didn’t know to) include in the first version. With your help, this could be an even better resource for new drivers in the future. Let me thank you in advance from all the future truckers out there.
If nearly forgot to mention that there WILL NOT be an audiobook version of How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job. I made this decision based on two things. First, the question/answer format of the book doesn’t lend itself to audio. It’s more of a reference guide where when you need more information about a question you can just click a link and jump to the topic you’re interested in.
But perhaps even more important, an audiobook was going to be a huge pain-in-the-butt. Not only in the initial recording, but also since I’m planning on updating this book periodically with reader submitted questions, I didn’t want to constantly be recording new sections and cutting them in all the time. I know me and the slightest bit of sound quality difference between clips would drive me nutso.
Yes, I realize truckers prefer audio, but there you have it. The only thing that would change my mind is about 500 emails telling me they’ll hate my guts if I don’t do an audio version. So with those stipulations, I think I’m safe.
Podcast Show Notes:
BeSpecular app for sighted people to help the blind see.
@RiverRatWA57 pointed me to this article from CDLLife.com about the legality of using hazard flashers.
Nero pointed me to an article that he wrote called, How a Mom Overcame the Odds and Pursued a Job as a Trucker.
How to Find a Great Truck Driving Job sales page.
Download the Trucking Company Questionnaire for a measly $1.99.
Questions about the ebook formats available? Check out the FAQ page.
Links in the feedback section:
FastDude72 left an iTunes review. Thanks dude!
Greg @RiverRatWA57 shares a beloved gadget he uses to help slide trailer tandems.
Daniel S. Bridger enjoyed TD120: Winter Driving Tips From An Alaskan Trucker and linked to it on his blog.
Renae listened to TD75: Who’s A Trucker? and has thoughts about being called a steering wheel holder, while I defend our European brothers.
Anonymous driver #1 listened to TD95: 4 Reasons That Trucker Might Be Tailgating You and shares a tip to help pass other truckers.
Anonymous driver #2 also learned a few things from TD119: Winter Truck Driving Tips From An Alaskan Trucker and he also shares my pain of pooping in a bag. See now why he wanted to be anonymous? He also has a question about his malfunctioning CB. I’m stupid about this stuff, but maybe you have a suggestion for him? Let me know at TruckerDump@gmail.com.
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