Truck Driver Tales

Milk Truck Driver Gave His Life To Save Another In I-295 Crash

Milk Truck Driver Gave His Life To Save Another In I-295 Crash

Maine State Police are calling a milk truck driver a hero after a fatal crash on I-295 in Freeport on… Read more »


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Trucker Rescued By Rope From Bridge Crash

PHOTO: Trucker Rescued By Rope From Bridge Crash

This historic photo captured in May of 1953 shows the daring rescue of a trucker who crashed off of the… Read more »


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Truck Driver Rescues Teen Sisters Trapped In Crashed Car

Truck Driver Rescues Teen Sisters Trapped In Crashed Car

A propane truck driver came to the rescue of two sisters trapped in a car that flipped upside down in… Read more »


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Police: Trucker's Dash Cam Video Not Enough To Bring Charges Against Motorist

Police: Trucker’s Dash Cam Video Not Enough To Bring Charges Against Motorist

Cedar Rapids police say that they have no plans to charge a motorist for an apparent road rage incident with… Read more »


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Young Cancer Patient Fulfills Dream Of Riding In Garbage Truck

Young Cancer Patient Fulfills Dream Of Riding In Garbage Truck

A young boy battling cancer in Kansas got to fulfill his Christmas wish of riding in a garbage truck courtesy… Read more »


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Winter Driving Advice From Veteran Truckers

Winter Driving Advice From Veteran Truckers

We asked CDLLife readers for advice on driving in challenging winter weather conditions. Out of the hundreds of responses that… Read more »


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Capitol Christmas Tree Completes 4000 Mile Journey

VIDEO: Capitol Christmas Tree Completes 4000 Mile Journey

Watch as truck driver Gary Amoth finishes the last leg of his long journey to deliver the Capitol Christmas Tree… Read more »


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CBS2 Discovers That Trucks Aren't Really "Hauling Danger"

CBS2 Discovers That Trucks Aren’t Really “Hauling Danger”

After intense backlash from the trucking community over a sensational report blaming trucking for horrendous highway accidents, a CBS2 reporter… Read more »


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Car Hauler Makes $70,000 Mistake

Car Hauler Makes $70,000 Mistake

A car hauler had a rough day in Iowa this week when he struck bridge and did serious damage to… Read more »


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This Is How A Real Trucker Does Walmart

PHOTO: This Is How A Real Trucker Does Walmart

Just..wow. When truck drivers go shopping


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"No Parking" Warning Spray Painted On Trailer

PHOTO: “No Parking” Warning Spray Painted On Trailer

Seems like there might have been a better way to let the driver know. Image Credit: ohmygodbees


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This Is Why You Should Appreciate Truck Drivers

PHOTO: This Is Why You Should Appreciate Truck Drivers

This photo says it all. Image Credit: Imgur  


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Retired Trucker Fulfilled Vow To Die Rather Than Having To Watch Presidential Debate

Retired Trucker Fulfilled Vow To Die Rather Than Having To Watch Presidential Debate

A retired OTR trucker who told his family that he’d “rather die than watch the presidential debate” did just that,… Read more »


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Headstone Honors A Life Spent Trucking

PHOTO: Headstone Honors A Life Spent Trucking

A custom headstone remembers the life of a driver at the end of his long haul. Photo Credit: i_forgot_my_sn_again


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Goodyear Highway Hero

PRESS RELEASE: Goodyear Is Accepting Nominations For Highway Heroes

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 21, 2016 — PRNewswire)  There is still time to nominate candidates for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award, which honors… Read more »


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Trucker Shares Pro Police Mud Flap Message

PHOTO: Trucker Shares Pro-Police Mud Flap Message

A flatbedder’s handwritten mud flaps say “Without Cops, Nothing Matters” — showing how a simple gesture of support can go a long… Read more »


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Son Shares Heartbreaking Photo After Putting Trucker Dad On Life Support

PHOTO: Son Shares Heartbreaking Photo After Putting Trucker Dad On Life Support

They say that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their hands — and this photo… Read more »


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Mack's Truck Driver Appreciation Video Will Give You Goosebumps

VIDEO: Mack’s Truck Driver Appreciation Video Will Give You Goosebumps

Mack Trucks has produced what might be the best Truck Driver Appreciation Week video we’ve seen so far this year…. Read more »


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Driver's Letter Shows How You Can Make Trucker's Voices Heard In Washington

Driver’s Letter Shows How You Can Make Trucker’s Voices Heard In Washington

You can complain about the DOT at the truck stop or on social media until you’re blue in the face,… Read more »


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Driver Takes To The CB To Announce The Running Of The Indianapolis Secretary 500

VIDEO: Driver Takes To The CB To Announce The Running Of The Indianapolis Secretary 500

A quick witted truck driver hops on the CB radio to deliver a little chuckle to his fellow truckers on… Read more »


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Must-Haves For The New Driver

Must-Haves For The New Driver

By RoadPro Family of Brands Everyone who drives for a living has had the experience of needing a certain something… Read more »


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Hero Trucker Saves Dump Truck Driver From Fiery Crash

Hero Trucker Saves Dump Truck Driver From Fiery Crash

A trucker is being recognized as a hero after he risked his own life to rescue a dump truck driver… Read more »


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Want To Show Your Support For Police? Try This

Want To Show Your Support For Police? Try This.

However you feel about the police, you have to admit that right now is a hard time to be a… Read more »


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Trucker's Eerie Photo Goes Viral

Trucker’s Eerie Photo Goes Viral

This unsettling image captured by a trucker after a fatal motorcycle crash has gone viral after many claim that they… Read more »


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Tony The Truck Stop Tiger

Podcast Worth Listening To: Criminal’s “Tony The Truck Stop Tiger”

Many truck drivers are familiar with Tony, the 550 pound Siberian-Bengal at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana…. Read more »


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Driver's Pre Trip Inspection Reveals Something Startling

Driver’s Pre Trip Inspection Reveals Something Startling

This morning did not go as planned for one CDLLife reader after he found something surprising during his pre trip… Read more »


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Inspectors Revive Trucker After He Has A Heart Attack Following Level III Inspection

Inspectors Revive Trucker After He Has A Heart Attack Following Level III Inspection

A truck driver who suffered from a heart attack following a Level III inspection owes his life to the team… Read more »


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UPS Freight Driver Saves Family From Fire

UPS Freight Truck Driver Saves Family From Fire

A UPS Freight truck driver has been credited with saving a mother and her two sons from a potentially deadly… Read more »


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Trucker Dad Takes Daughter's Doll Out On The Road

Trucker Dad Takes His Daughter’s Doll On The Road

When a trucker’s nine year old daughter asked him to babysit her doll, he did what any good dad would… Read more »


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Spacecraft Orion Rides A Flatbed Into Downtown Houston

PHOTO: Orion Spacecraft Hitches A Ride On A Flatbed

Take a look at NASA’s replica of the Orion spacecraft loaded on the back of a flatbed truck enroute to… Read more »


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Trucker's Random Act of Kindness Goes Viral

Trucker’s Random Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

The simple act of kindness that a nameless trucker performed for some hungry kids at a Taco Bell has gone… Read more »


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Mini Doc On Late 70's Diesel Racing

VIDEO: Mini Doc Captures Late 70’s Diesel Truck Racing

They really don’t make them like they used to! This amazing piece of American trucking history is your peek into… Read more »


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Trucker Wins $10 Million Jackpot

Trucker And Army Vet Wins $10 Million Jackpot

A North Carolina truck driver and Army veteran hit a $10 million jackpot off of a scratchers game and claimed… Read more »


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Truckers Jamboree 2016

Dates And Acts Announced For 2016 Truckers Jamboree

Dates have been announced for the 37th annual Truckers Jamboree at the I-80 Truck Stop in Walcott, Iowa. The event… Read more »


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Make-A-Wish World's Biggest Convoy

American Truckers Break World Record For Biggest Convoy

This year’s annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Mother’s Day convoy featured a record-breaking number of trucks and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars… Read more »


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Wired Says Trucking Is About To Become Even Less Fun

Wired: Truck Driving Is About To Become Even Less Fun

A new article in Wired magazine explores how self-driving trucks probably won’t put truckers out of a job — but… Read more »


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Trucker Waiting For Transport Gets Into Argument WIth Cop

VIDEO: Trucker Waiting For Transport Gets Into Argument With Cop

Watch as a trucker who is waiting for a shuttle films an altercation between himself and a police officer because… Read more »


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Trucker And Waitress Win Multi-Million Dollar Lottery Jackpot

Truck Driver And Waitress Wife Win Multi-Million Dollar Jackpot

A truck driver and his wife who works as a waitress won a $4 million jackpot on a scratch-off lottery… Read more »


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Behind The Wheel Documentary

VIDEO: Progressive’s “Behind The Wheel” Long Haul Trucker Documentary

Take a look at the first installment of Progressive Insurance documentary series “Behind the Wheel”, which explores how over the… Read more »


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Trucker Rescues Cat Left For Dead

Trucker Rescues Cat Left For Dead On Highway

A cat left for dead on the highway owes his life to a trucker who cared enough to stop and… Read more »


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Trucker Fights Off Knife-Weilding Intruder

Trucker Fights For His Life Against Knife-Wielding Intruder

A trucker sleeping on company property was awakened by an knife-wielding intruder and forced to fight off the attacker to… Read more »


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Mysterious Object On Flatbed Truck

PHOTO: Flatbed Hauling Mysterious Object

This picture snapped on Arizona State Route 77 near Holbrook on March 4th has gone viral as viewers try to… Read more »


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Naked Woman Dancing On Truck

A Song To Commemorate “The Crazy Naked Lady On A Semi Truck”

Just in case the image of the naked lady dancing on top of a truck in Houston yesterday has not… Read more »


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Alice Isn't Dead

Podcast Worth Listening To: Alice Isn’t Dead

If you’re in search of a new podcast, we have just the thing — the newly released and already mega-hit… Read more »


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Coast To Coast Features Scary Trucking Tales

LISTEN: Coast To Coast A.M. Features “Weird Road Tales”

The guest on this episode of the long-lived radio show Coast to Coast A.M. is author and law enforcement expert R.S…. Read more »


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Garbage Truck Drivers Make Six Figures

Garbage Truck Drivers Bring In Six Figure Salaries

“I make more money than someone who went to college,” says New York City garbage truck driver Tony Sankar. Garbage… Read more »


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TalkCDL

Radio Show To Check Out: TalkCDL

We’ve recently discovered an excellent new radio show that takes a straight-shooting view on all of the biggest topics in… Read more »


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Trucker Saves Child

Virginia Trucker Saves Child Wandering In The Cold

A Virginia-based trucker is being called a hero for rescuing a child he found wandering in the streets in freezing… Read more »


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Truck Stop Grand Reopening

Landmark Truck Stop To Celebrate Grand Reopening

The historic TA truck stop in Hudson, Wisconsin, is celebrating it’s grand reopening this week. Originally opened in July 1969 as… Read more »


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American Trucking Simulator

“American Truck Simulator” Releases Exciting Launch Trailer

In anticipation of the game’s February 3rd launch, American Truck Simulator has released a launch trailer to promote the PC… Read more »


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