New to Truck Driving

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Layover.com can help educate you on what it's really like to drive a truck and how to prepare yourself for getting out on the road.

Everyone has to start somewhere! So start right here in our New to Truck Driving section to learn more about the trucking industry. Prepare yourself and your family to take the plunge when you go to truck driving school or get truck driver training from a carrier.

Tips From the Trainer

Fozzy

    Got a question? Fozzy answers your questions from driving tips to employment issues.

    A Work Day in the Life of a Trucker
    I'm afraid that you are in for a huge let down, my friend. There is a huge problem in the industry; this same problem has existed for a long time and is not going away any time soon. There are some words and terms like work, day and weekend which only apply to people who work outside of the transportation industry. There are no such things as "day" to a driver...

Trucking Industry Articles/Columns

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Trucking Industry Essentials

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  • Trucking Schools
    Try our new trucking school application or view our school directory.
  • CDL Prep Test
    Be prepared for your CDL test by trying out our practice tests.
  • Job Finder
    Can't afford school? Apply to carriers that offer free training.
  • Community Center
    Chat live in one of our chat rooms or join in the discussion in one of our forums.
  • Arcade
    Gopher, Hangman, Marbles, 4 in a Row, Numbers Puzzle... and more!