Trucking Success
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Trucking Success

Insight and advice to make trucking a successful career
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Created by Hervy Christmas
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Find out if you are compatible for the trucking lifestyle
  • Learn what to expect as a new truck driver
  • Learn how to choose the right options for getting a CDL based on your situation
  • Learn how to make the most money in trucking
  • Learn how the pitfalls of relationships and how to avoid them as a driver
  • Learn how to be a driver who the best companies want to hire
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Becoming a trucker means a change of lifestyle.  This course covers what a person should know about truck driving jobs in order to make an informed decision about whether trucking suitable for you.  Many people go to school to get their CDL and get a truck driving job only to find out that they hate it because it is not what they expected.  Others pay $1,000's to get a CDL and can't get a job.  This course is for anyone thinking of becoming a trucker or researching trucking life.  To keep you from wasting your money and help you to make trucking more than a job if you decide you are compatible for the lifestyle.

This course will help you 

  • determine if you are compatible for a trucking job.
  • make a good choice about the right type of trucking job
  • make a good choice about the right type of trucking company
  • How to be a good trucker that better companies want to hire
  • How to keep more of the money that you make
  • How to have a successful relationship as a driver

You should take this course because the information comes from decades of experience from not just me but from 100's of drivers who contribute to my website answering questions and giving advice to other drivers and people who want to become drivers.

If you pay attention, you will avoid pain and pitfalls that have caused other truckers stress and disappointment from money troubles, destroyed relationship, poor health and other problems from poor decisions.

Who is the target audience?
  • People interested in becoming a trucker
  • People unsure if they are suitable to become a trucker
  • People who want to know what it is like being a trucker
  • Spouse, wife, family member of a truck driver who wants to know what the driver is going through
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Should You Become a Trucker
2 Lectures 17:20

Everyone shouldn't become a trucker, just because they can.  Here are some qualities that you should possess in order to become a good truck driver.

In addition to these, you also need a good criminal record and good driving record.  You can have charges on your record but just not certain ones and they need to be a certain age.  I talk more about these later in the course.

Preview 13:13

Can Your Spouse Handle You Being a Trucker?

What are the important qualities should a trucker have?

What Qualities Should a Trucker Have
2 questions
Orientation to a Career in Trucking
10 Lectures 33:14

Introduction to let you know who I am and how I have acquired the information that I will be sharing.

Preview 04:29

Overview of the information that we will cover and why I feel it is important for you to be exposed to.

Topix of Discussion - Overview

Time Out On The Road

Amount of Pay You Can Expect and How to Get More

Ways to get your CDL.  There are 5 common ways.  Three of those methods has serious implications that should be considered.  However, there is no right and wrong way.  You just needed to determine the right way for you.  You will be able to figure that out with this lecture.

  • Less Pay
  • Hard to get a job
  • Higher pay
Ways To Get Your CDL

There are many types of truck driving jobs.  As a new driver you are limited as to what you can drive.  However, you should consider what is a goal for you.  Because what you drive will help to determine

  • your pay
  • time at home
  • amount of work
  • amount of exercise

The Types of Truck Driving Jobs Available

I give you some insight on what to look for in trucking companies so that you are able to chose the trucking company that is more suitable for your situation.  You will learn what questions to ask to help you make a decision about what company to drive for.

Difference in Trucking Companies

I cover a scale of probability for getting hired when you have a less that perfect past.  From likely to waste of time.  It is important because a lot of people get their CDL and can not get a job.  That's $1,000's of dollars wasted.

What Keeps You From Getting Hired

This lecture talks about how trucking impacts the family.  There are common issues that are expressed to me frequently.  I talk about these issues and how to prevent them and cope with others.  Some of the main issues are dealing with...

  • Relationships
  • Money
  • Health
Impact of the Trucking Lifestyle on the Family

I do a recap of what was covered in the course and some of the key points.

Summary of Material in This Section
How to Choose the Right Trucking Company
1 Lecture 14:53
Questions to Ask Trucking Companies
Relationships in Trucking
3 Lectures 41:00
Advices To Couples

Advice To Single People

Ways to Improve and protect the relationship.
About the Instructor
Hervy Christmas
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Driver Career and Life Coach

I drove for 13 years and loved it.  I was company driver for half of that time and owner operator for the rest.  Learned a lot of lessons.  Found out there was a lot of unhappy drivers.  Meanwhile, I had won several driving awards. I interviewed many drivers and found out that the reason for their unhappiness was likely that they were incompatible for the trucking lifestyle or had made some terrible mistakes that affected their money, health, relationships or a combination of all three.  

I sought out to address the issue.  I wrote a few books, recorded a CD, DVD and eventually developed a website to share what I learned about life as a trucker.  The idea was to help people determine if they were compatible for trucking prior to spending the money for getting their CDL and then educating them on how to make trucking a successful career.

As part of my mission to make this world and the trucking industry a better place I spent most of my downtime on the road either writing or studying personal development to work on becoming a better version of myself.  

So now I am using the Udemy platform to live my passion for sharing the lessons that I have learned on the wonderful journey.