Trucking Articles

New to Truck Driving

Becoming a Driver - The decision to become an over-the-road truck driver will impact you and your faimly more than most other career paths. The demanding schedule requires enormous adjustments for all involved...

How to get Training - Layover can take the guess work out and let you in to what you really need to know about truck driver training.

Financial Considerations - Pay and benefits are just some of the things to look at when determining your future.

Regulations and Requirements - as a new driver you will need to know the regulations that govern you...

Starting as a Company Driver - Although you will be working for a carrier, there are many things to know and understand before you climb into the cab of your employer's truck...

Company Driver to Owner Operator - Moving out of your employer's truck into your truck is a major decision, and should not be taken lightly. Some good experience as a company driver is necessary...

Owner Operator to Small Fleet Owner - From Florida to California to Canada, there are things to know about driving in the different regions of North America...


Truck Driver's Corner

Caring in Action - Trucking Industry Articles/Columns.

Truck Talk

DAC Stop - You'll have to make many decisions during your career and this section will help you gather useful truck driving information.


Owner Operators

Ask Safety - There are no set criteria for guaranteeing continued employment. However, there are actions that you may take to enhance your prospects of continued employment...

The Grapevine - The FMSCA has finally come up with the best idea to create a more professional driver. Mark my words: a professional driver with a good Driver Measurement Summary is going to be able to ask and get more money...

Tax Tips - Bookkeeping is a key element to running a successful trucking operation.

The Dock: Tips for the Owner Operator - Trucking owner-operators need special business skills and knowledge to be successful in the trucking industry...


Trucking Families

A Trucker's Wife - I worry incessantly. That is just me in a nutshell: a nervous Nelly. I found myself adding "Worrier" to my list of occupations when I last updated my resume...

Family Center E-List - The E-list is a way to form a community of support, ease the distances in our lives, and improve communication.


Women In Trucking

A Woman Driver's Guide - Layover.com provides the resources you need as a woman truck driver to succeed in the trucking industry.

A Woman's Perspective - The trucking industry is a demanding one and women need to work harder to prove themselves!