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A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers: Tips From the Trenches / Edition 1

A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers: Tips From the Trenches / Edition 1

by Alice Adams, Andrew Ryder


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An employer's cost to replace a driver ranges from $5,000 to $8,000. Turnover can be prevented and retention increased by developing a driver with the life skills necessary to be successful in their daily working lives. A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers is the only book written for students or experienced drivers that offers, in a straightforward and nonpatronizing style, the practical tips for making life on the road more stress-free and comfortable - both for the driver and his or her family. Until now, drivers usually entered the transportation industry armed with a Commercial Drivers License and perhaps stories and information from friends and family. This new guide not only provides valuable information and invaluable insights into the life of a professional driver, but also offers resources and encouragement for those who keep North America's commerce moving down the highway. Topics range from Money Management and Professional Improvement to Staying Healthy and Dealing With Stress - presenting advice to make the driver's life better and happier. This lifestyle guide has a universal application that will appeal to student drivers, company drivers, owner-operators, and also the drivers' families. A driving school graduate's chance of landing a good job partly depends on his or her possession of life skills. Good retention tools are needed for the experienced but problem driver. A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers is the one solution for successful drivers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401810627
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/02/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Alice Adams is an educator and a veteran transportation writer for various national trade publications, as well as for the Houston Chronicle. After serving in academic positions at Odessa College (TX), Houston Community College, and the University of St. Thomas, she has authored several transportation industry books, including texts used in public, private, and proprietary professional driving schools.

Table of Contents

Making the Transition. Being an Effective Communicator. Customer Service: It's Part of the Job. Sharing the Road. Training on the Move. Eating Right: The Key to Your Health. Getting the Exercise You Need. Medical Care and Wellness on the Road. Trucker Skills. Road Rage: A Deadly Game. Resolving Conflicts at Work and at Home. Reassurance: It's a Two-Way Street. Stress and How to Deal With It. Keeping the Faith: Religion on the Road. Staying Close to Your Most Important People. Managing Your Money.

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A Survival Guide for Truck Drivers: Tips From the Trenches 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. offers great opportunities to those looking for interesting career options. But this book is "must" reading for anybody wanting to go over-the-road to make a living. It spells out what to expect, how to handle a variety of situations and how to stay healthy. Whether you are 21 or 51, this book is an excellent guide, written to be interesting for any reader.