Discover The 10 Best Trucking Books

The author of the book is helping the newbies in the trucking industry to see the real face of the trucking. Furthermore, the readers will learn that the OTR truck driving has gained a complete overturn over the years.

Author: Steve Viscelli

4. Bumper To Bumper: The Complete Guide To Tractor-Trailer Operations

Not everyone is prepared for operating a truck even when finished with taking trucking classes. Further, for some is tougher than it is. Moreover, it takes them time to become comfortable behind the wheel and being on the road.


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Regarding this, there are different types of vehicles to operate. The wheel operating may be the same but the vehicles and the freight transportation are different in every truck driving process.


Additionally, there is different work involved and requires possession of additional knowledge. This means that truck drivers have to be prepared for more than just standing behind the wheel and driving.

Take, for instance, the tractor trailer guide. A research has shown that it is a must read for every trucker due to the results of the truckers reading it.


The guide is bursting with useful information about the commercial truck driving as a career. More importantly, it includes info about increasing self-confidence and self-defense as well. These traits once acquired, will enable you to handle any challenge of the trucking industry.

Author: Mike Byrnes

5. On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World’s Deadliest Roads

To begin with, have you ever seen the “Ice Road Truckers”?

It is one of the 10 best reality trucking shows ever which is premiered on the History Channel. Well, the hero on the dangerous ice roads is Michael Lent and he is sharing his adventurous tales fueled with adrenaline.

Now, you get the chance to experience his world in a written form which by reading allows you to use your imagination and view of their world.

His battle with the subzero temperatures and the Arctic’s frozen roads will clear the fact why the ice road trucker salary is above average.


Transporting the freight on ice is a whole different level of trucking. Due to the treacherous way of vehicle operating, the trucking driving on ice is considered as one of the most dangerous jobs.

Additionally, if you are one of those, or you are willing to become one, the ice trucking books are a must for you. More importantly, it is always smart to learn from the experienced like Hugh Rowland is in the ice truck driving.

Authors: Hugh Rowland and Michael Lent

6. How To Become a Successful Freight Broker

If you want to become a successful freight broker then you will certainly learn from the journey of a man who from fast food manager became a freight broker.

Due to the new version of the global economy in the 21st century and the rise of e-commerce, the transport over the border has risen.

Additionally, the number of the transport has enlarged in a solid number. The companies are selling and buying everything across the border.


According to the huge popularity of the business, a large number of companies are adding the freight brokerage sector.

Generally speaking, this book is one of the most educative trucking books and you will learn lots of stuff related to the trucking industry. You will learn that the freight brokerage is the right business to get involved into, including:

  • Freight Broker – What Exactly Means
  • What The Business Involves
  • Trucking Industry – How Does It Work
  • How to Get Started
  • Job Requirements
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Setting Up the Target Market
  • How Much you Will Make
  • Building a Customer Base
  • Selling Freight to Carrier

To continue with, the story of a man working as a food manager and changed profession as a freight broker will simply amaze you. The life of the 43-year old George and his experiences will take you on the journey to success.

This book is so good that will teach you about what the top freight brokers do. Moreover, it will teach you everything about the brokerage business, even if you are hearing the term for the first time.

All you need to do is to apply for the licenses at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). With regards to this, you can look into the list of top 10 trucking brokerage companies in the USA some of them may catch your eye.

Author: George A Stewart

7. CDL Exam Secrets (CDL Practice Tests and CDL Endorsement Study Guide)

The book covers everything you need to know about the CDL driving jobs and describes it in details. Having said this, this is the main reason why the book has found its way to the list of the 10 best trucking books.

Regarding this, all of the secrets related to Commercial Driving License (CDL) are uncovered.Concerning this, it is an ideal preparation guide for the exam and the CDL requirements.


More importantly, it is comprehensive and it provides questions for the test and explanations for each of the answers which makes it perfect.The review of the Commercial Driver’s License exam involves:

  • A widespread and detailed review for the CDL exam
  • The general information about the CDL
  • CDL Air brakes test examination
  • Overall look of the combination vehicles
  • A comprehensive guide to cargo and tanker trucks

Additionally, it is pervaded with critics along with the principles and concepts in order to teach you to do it extraordinarily on the exam.


After this, you will either be ready to do the test, or you will need extra classes in truck driving schools. The General Knowledge of the exam covers information about:

Furthermore, it covers sections about the Hazardous Conditions as well. Every CDL driver needs to be well informed about the Hazardous Materials Transportation.



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