Everything You Will Ever Need to Know to Start Driving a Big Truck Or How I Became a Professional Tourist

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Steve Richards, 2006 - Study Aids - 228 pages
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Have you ever thought about driving a big truck? Have you ever even just wondered what really goes on in the world of eighteen wheelers? Can you be a trucker? It looks interesting, but it must be complicated. How could anyone even begin to maneuver one of those huge monstrosities? Trust me, you can do this! Not only is it possible for almost anyone to successfully navigate into the world of transportation, but you will be helping out a necessary part of the economy and one that is constantly and even desperately in search of drivers. There is no unemployment for a big rig driver. Let me show you how to do it all! Everything you will ever need to know is right here in these pages including how to find some of the most incredible jobs, and many things that you are not supposed to know about. And there are MANY things you are not supposed to know about. So jump on it and learn what it takes to get paid to do what others are willing to pay for the privilege of doing. With me as your tour guide you will be able to get out & see the sights, be on a permanent vacation, & you will learn just what it takes to become happily involved as a "Professional Tourist."
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Started
9
2 Company Selection Proper Driver Training
18
3 Learning How To Drive Or I Want To Kill My Trainer
32
Photos
46
On The Road Again
48
Photos
52
2 More Miles More Money So keep On Rollin
54
4 DAC Reports Protecting Your CDL
131
5 The Big Blowout
135
6 Dont Let Them Cheat You They Will Try
146
Seeing The Sights
149
2 Time Management to Get the Most Out of Your Driving Experience
154
3 How Do You Know What To See?
157
Photos
160
The Best Driving Job of All
165

3 Log Books Weigh Stations
64
Photos
76
4 CBs Cell Phones Qualcoms Communications
77
5 Directions Or Do They Seriously Expect You To Get There?
86
Off The Road
95
2 Getting Loaded Unloaded Wasting Time
101
3 Hanging Out At The Truck Stop or How To Spend Your Money Fast
106
Odds And Ends
117
Photos
120
2 Chains Snow Ice Aggressive Avoidance
121
3 Hot Brakes
128
2 My Favorite Year or So
171
Photos
182
3 More Tours? Yeah And It Gets Even Better
186
Photos
191
4 And More Touring
194
Photos
205
5 Even More Touring the Worlds Scariest Road To Drive a Truck
209
Photos
215
Make Up Your Mind and Jump
217
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About the author (2006)

Steve Richards is a licensed real estate broker, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), former Denver radio announcer, guitarist & composer of many years, private investigator, published author, and even a professional tourist (truck driver). "Everything You Will Ever Need To Know To Start Driving A Big Truck Or How I Became A Professional Tourist" is a definitive compendium of survival and success over evidential adversity in the world of big trucks.

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