Become a (Successful) Truck Driver...

Without the Years-Long Learning Curve

Jim Purcell of Trucker Country Presents:

TRUCKING

Mastery

The Ultimate Guide to Professional Trucking Success

If you made it through school and got your CDL, you’ve really come a long way. Great Job! So, what now?

Trucking Mastery, of course!

If you’re thinking, isn’t that what truck driving schools are for? Well, to a degree, yes. But let me ask you this. Do you merely want to survive, with a somewhat decent paycheck, while only rarely seeing your home? That’s if you even have a normal life at all!

Or, do you want to succeed at trucking? Real success. To make great money at a job you work efficiently, and profitably? Maybe become an owner-operator, eventually even owning your own fleet of trucks.

Or, thinking outside the box, investing your profits into other profitable endeavors.

The sky’s the limit, if you master your profession! 

So, how can you succeed?

Most drivers had to learn trucking through trial and error. Yes, even me!

Some people call this the “school of hard knocks.” The reality is, most truckers take several years to graduate from this school.

Even worse, many end up quitting altogether, because trucking, and the road itself, can be tough to endure, let alone master. 

That is, until now!

Trucking Mastery was written to help you quickly get up to speed and excel as a professional trucker. You will master trucking in no time at all!

Inside Trucking Mastery...

  • You'll learn trucking success by analyzing complete trips. From leaving your home to making that final delivery, on to the next trip, and finally back home again. You'll discover how to perform ALL of trucking on the road. And I've tried not to leave out any details!
  • You'll soon be confident and relaxed as you go where others fear to go. You won't let anything or anyone bother you as you enjoy your drive down the road.
  • You'll discover the best way to plan for and conquer the big challenges truckers regularly face on the road... big cities, mountain passes, adverse weather conditions, maneuvering around unknown docks, warehouses, construction sites... you name it!
  • You'll also learn the most efficient ways to prepare for your trips. This includes important trucking equipment and personal supplies. You'll learn how to map out your trips to save yourself time, fuel, and of course, money!
  • You'll get advice on subjects you'll find nowhere else... learn the ins and outs of truck stops across the country. How to find them in the first place, planning ahead and knowing which ones are the best for your needs, which ones to avoid at all costs, how to use your time efficiently and get everything done in the minimum amount of time, and much more.
  • You'll enjoy your life on the road, full of confidence instead of apprehension at every challenge that comes your way.

Trucking Essentials to Take with You
Personal Items
Work-Related Items
Entertainment
Use To-Do Lists to Keep Organized
To-do list ideas and examples
Getting the Truck Ready for the Trip
Maintenance, repairs, and services
Becoming familiar with the tractor
Keeping the truck clean and organized
Inspecting the truck
Coupling and uncoupling: procedures, problems, and solutions
Dropping the trailer

Getting the Load Assignment
Trip information will often include:
Different types of load assignments:
Practical Map Reading for Truckers
Using maps and atlases
Map reading essentials
Determining travel times and distances
Consider All Factors When Planning the Trip
Making necessary stops on the road
Planning for expenses while on the road
Should you take the Interstate orgo off-route?
Trailer weight effect on trip planning
Weather factors
Construction and work zones along the way
Traffic: going through cities, rush hours, etc.
Mountains, hills, and curves
Hours of service
Expecting the unexpected
Customer (Shippers and Receivers) Information
What to do before calling the customer
Calling the customer, getting directions, and other pertinent information
How do you find the customer?
Arriving late to a customer

Procedures at the Shipper
Checking in
Waiting for a dock to get loaded
Backing up to the dock
Sliding the trailer tandems to the rear
Safety Procedures
Handling Delays and Other Problems
You’re told “there is no load” or “your pickup number is incorrect”
The “It’ll be just another hour” routine
Essentials When Loading
Control the loading process:
Different load accountability methods
What to Do When the Trailer’s Loaded
Pulling away from the dock
Collecting the shipping paperwork
“Sealing” the load
Before you leave the shipper

Weighing the Truck
Essential weighing information
Where to weigh the truck
Weight distribution essentials
Weigh Stations
The different types of scales
Weigh station procedures
Other types of inspections
About DOT /commercial vehicle enforcement vehicles
Hours of Service Rules
The Log Book
The ELD Mandate

The Trucker’s Usual Mindset
Slowing it Down
The Trucker’s Thought Process While Going Down the Road
Staying Calm Through Changing Conditions and Circumstances
How to Respond to the Actions (and Reactions) of Other Drivers
Handling Things Beyond Your Control
What Should You Expect Out On the Road?
The Qualities of a Professional Driver

Shifting Gears Like a Pro
Factors which affect shifting
Practical methods of shifting
Downshifting: finding the right gear
Downshifting when exiting the Interstate
Backing Tips
Different types of backing maneuvers for common situations
Additional backing information and advice
Braking Essentials
The Anti-Lock Braking System(ABS)
Using the Jake brakeFactors which affect shifting
Practical methods of shifting
Downshifting: finding the right gear
Downshifting when exiting the Interstate
Backing Tips
Different types of backing maneuvers for common situations
Additional backing information and advice
Braking Essentials
The Anti-Lock Braking System(ABS)
Using the Jake brake

Winter Driving Conditions
Be prepared: Essential supplies for winter driving
What to do if you get stuck and/or stranded in the snow
Effects of cold weather on the truck
Driving in slippery or icy conditions
Extreme snow conditions
Other Adverse Conditions
Rain
Wind
Fog
Summer driving
Night driving Essentials

Big Cities
Key precautions and proper attitude to maintain
Making Turns
Low clearances
Choosing to take a bypass to get around a big city
Driving on the East Coast
The Mountains
Winter driving in the mountains: What to expect
Practical Mountain Driving
Tire Chain Essentials
Using the Jake brake in the mountains, and on slippery pavement
Steep grades
Caution… More Dangerous Conditions Ahead!
Holidays and weekends
Construction zones
Driving on roads in poorcondition
Maneuvering through customer locations
Railroad crossings
Handling emergency situations

Common Interstate Experiences
Rubberneckers
Watching for abrupt lane changing
Vehicles driving in the truck’s blind spots (i.e. the “No-Zones”)
Vehicles driving inattentively
Four-wheelers that speed up when a truck attempts to pass
Drivers changing lanes with or without using turn signals
Hazards on the shoulder
Slow vehicles
Merging Scenarios
Vehicles merging from on-ramp
Merging onto the Interstate on different types ofon-ramps
Passing Scenarios
The “peel off” from behind
Sometimes it’s best to stay out in the left lane
Drivers that LOVE the left lane
Vehicles slowly approaching in the passing lane
Getting out in the left lane soon enough (before you miss your chance)
When you need to move over to pass, but there’sheavy traffic
Tough decisions when considering passing
Truckers “hanging out” in the left lane: appearances are often deceiving
Four-wheelers afraid to pass trucks
Truckers not using their mirrors effectively
Trucker Problem Areas to Watch For
Trucker tailgating
Turtle racing: trucks slowly passing other trucks
Driving exclusively in the middle lanes (where there are 3 or more lanes)
Trucks that block the lane which is about to end
Spacing Issues
Using the engine brake to create space
Trucks traveling together
Separate yourself from other groups of vehicles
Other Important Issues on the Big Road
Commentary on Governed truck speeds
Wouldn’t it help if 4-wheelers understood truckers?!

Driving Through Smaller Cities and Towns
Avoid racing to traffic signals
Driving courteously
Using your engine brake
Sounding the air horn
Stopping in towns
Parking your truck
Places to Stop Along Secondary Highways
Truck stops
Rest areas
Common Situations Encountered on Secondary Highways
Handling narrower and fewer lanes
Passing slower vehicles on a two-lane highway
Hazards on two-lane highways
Making U-turns
Creating space in preparation of entering customer locations (or turning onto narrow roads)
Entering city limits
Staying on route and making route changes
Business routes
Truck routes
Traveling with other trucks
Things to watch for while driving on smaller roads

Truck Stops
Finding truck stops
Different types of truck stops
Illegal activities, common practices, and driver safety
Safety
Truck stop procedures and protocol
Combining tasks and savingtime
Fueling the truck
Truck stop services and amenities
Rest Areas
Good times to stop at a rest area instead of a truck stop:
Is truck parking allowed?
Safety
Facilities
Other Places to Stop
Picnic, scenic, parking areas
Weigh station parking
Customer locations
Walmarts, malls, and other large private businesses
Parking on ramps and shoulders
Staying Safe While You’re Stopped
Personal Safety or Self-Defense Equipment
Safety advice for women drivers
Safety and privacy inside the truck
Emergencies and Breakdowns
Running out of fuel… It even happens to truckers!
Inspecting the Truck and the Load
Periodic safety and cargo checks
Hazardous materials safety checks
Exercise and Stretching Breaks

Solo Drivers. How to Drive Effectively
Don’t count the miles
Do some exercise and stretching
Eating healthier
How to Be Effective Team Drivers
Recognizing partner differences, similarities
Don’t forget your partner!
The qualities of a successful team operation
Shifts: How long to drive?
Things to Do While Driving Down the Road
Listening to the radio
Audiobooks
Or…just turn the radio off!
Talking (and listening to) the CB radio:
Keeping the Shiny Side Up
Driving safely: Practical tools and advice
Key information about driver fatigue
Bobtailing
Personal conveyance

Dry or Reefer Van Haulers Procedures
Procedures on arrival at the receiver
Unloading or dropping the trailer
What if you’re delayed in getting unloaded?
Handling problems with receivers and loading dock personnel
OSD (over, short, and damaged) freight
Handling the paperwork
Delivery Information for Other Types of Trucking
Flatbed, Oversize, Specialty Haulers Unloading Information
Tanker Haulers Unloading Information
Other Types of Unloading
After the Trailer Is Unloaded and the Paperwork Is Signed…

Don’t settle for average results. Achieve outstanding, lasting trucking success with the help of Trucking Mastery!

Trucking companies, truck driving schools, websites for or about truckers ... DON'T all have your best interests at heart. But TRUCKING MADE EASY will help you succeed. I guarantee it.
Jim Purcell
Your Guide to Trucking Success

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Trucking Mastery Today And...

Here's What You Get Inside!

  • Pro Guide: Trucking Mastery
  • Bonus Guide #1: Trucking Lifestyles
  • Bonus Guide #2: The Trucking Supply Guide

Pay What You Want: No sales pitch. No BS. You can pay the minimum or you can pay what TME is worth to YOU. But, I guarantee you, if you follow the advice in TME, you'll save thousands of dollars and take years off your learning curve.

Bonus Guide #1

TRUCKING LIFESTYLES

Inside this guide you’ll find subjects essential to job success and enjoyment, but very rarely discussed.

Whether you’re still deciding on a career in trucking, or you’re a trucker who wants to get more out of the trucking life, you’ll find invaluable information and resources inside to help you in your trucking life.

Inside, you’ll find…

The Trucker’s Guide to Layovers discusses layover activities and resources, including plenty of layover activities truckers can do while on the road.

The Trucker’s Life at Home  goes into more personal areas of an over-the-road driver’s life. How the job effects a driver’s relationships with his family, how to deal with the time away, and financial issues are a few of the subjects covered.

In Truckers Can Be Healthy, you’ll get a real-world view of the typical trucker’s diet and nutrition, and alternatives to their usual truck stop restaurant routine.

There’s also a section on self-contained trucking, in which you’ll learn how to save money, time, and your health.

Finally, Truckers Can Also Be Fit! discusses a driver’s usual routine, and offers many great ideas for getting and keeping in shape while still maintaining a high level of trucking productivity.

Bonus Guide #2

THE TRUCKING SUPPLY GUIDE

You name it, if a resource will help you in your trucking job or life, it’s included  in The Trucking Supply Guide! This guide will help you in many ways:

  • Determining what to take with you on the road.
  • How to get organized and stay that way.
  • Exploring the many options you have in the trucking job and life.
  • Resources you can use while you’re on the road, for job efficiency or personal enjoyment.

Some of the major categories include: tools, load securement & protection, household mover’s supplies, truck & personal supplies, food & beverage supplies, computers, trip planning, organizational supplies, and electronic appliances & accessories!

In addition, you’ll find many money and time saving links. This is a very useful resource for all truck drivers!

Top FAQs About Trucking Made Easy

Sorry, no ships are used in delivering any of the Trucking Made Easy guides to you.

Seriously though, it’ll take no time at all! It’s an instantly downloadable digital eSeries so you can have it on your computer, phone, or tablet just minutes after entering your payment details, so you can get started today! No waiting required!

OK, good question. First I have to mention my experience. Over 20 years in trucking, I ran up over 2 million miles without an accident. 

That’s quite a bit, right? However, there are more than a few truckers out there with similar qualifications and experiences. So more importantly, it’s how I got started in trucking, along with the many challenges I experienced and problems I had to overcome, that qualifies me to write these guides and offer advice about “all things trucking.”

Truth is, if I would’ve stumbled upon a high-quality truck driving school in the beginning, and maybe started driving for a stable and honest trucking company, I might have never had first hand knowledge of the struggles new drivers were having. And I might have never created any of the Trucking Made Easy guides!

Trucking Mastery is available as a separate product for current truckers who want to experience greater enjoyment and success in the trucking industry… the kind of success seen in far too few drivers out there.

Even when you’re just getting started in trucking, or even if you haven’t yet made the decision to become a trucker, one thing that can be the most helpful is seeing what it takes not only to become a trucker, but what it takes to become the BEST truck driver, one who experiences success at every level of trucking. The job and the life, making the most money you can, getting home as much as possible, enjoying your life while you’re out there driving, whether you’re a local driver or an over-the-road warrior who rarely sees home!

You’ll be better able to envision yourself as a professional truck driver, and more easily determine whether or not you could successfully see yourself living the trucking life.

If you’d still prefer to get started with just the Becoming a Trucker eSeries for beginners without Trucking Mastery, click here.

Seriously, I don’t think this will be the case. But if for some reason you feel that Trucking Mastery is not what you expected, or somehow it’s just not worth the investment, no worries. Let me know and I’ll immediately issue you a complete refund.

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