Updated: May 5
As a society, it has become less common to have conversations with others face-to-face. This is true for almost everybody, including truckers. Because of this, online forums have become a great place for truck drivers to converse with others in the industry. These forums are commonly used to ask questions, look for answers, discuss industry topics or news, talk about personal interests, etc. If you are looking for a place where you are able to communicate with other truck drivers, here are six trucking forums that you should follow.
Team Run Smart
The Team Run Smart online community currently has over 60,000 members. This website is a type of forum that is broken down into four main categories: Truck Smart, Business Smart, Live Smart, and Career Smart. Within each category are subcategories that dive into more specific topics and discussions. The website allows you to easily search topics that you are interested in. Most of the blog posts and videos are produced by the Team Run Smart Pros, who are real drivers with years of experience in the industry. Team Run Smart members are encouraged to discuss blog topics in the comments of the website, or on Team Run Smart social media channels, such as Facebook and YouTube. A Team Run Smart membership is free and includes a weekly newsletter with valuable tips and news for truckers.
The Truckers Report forum currently has over 243,000 members, 321,000 discussions, and 6,700,000 messages. There are many categories including Good & Bad Trucking Companies, Owner Operators, Trucking Industry, Trucking Tools, etc. The forum allows you to see the title of the most recent post, who made the most recent post, and how long ago the post was made in each category. Many of the categories have new posts made every hour and the forum seems to remain very active.
TruckingTruth was founded in January 2007 by 15-year trucking veteran, Brett Aquila. Brett created the forum to help people better understand the industry and make the best choices for their career. The forum is neatly organized with straight-forward categories. There is a general forum, a CDL training forum, and a Ladies of Trucking forum. You can also search for discussions based on a certain topic, and look back at some of the most helpful comments made on the forum over the years. Lastly, the forum has help videos where you can learn about the different categories and how to use the different features available when leaving a comment.
The Truckers Forum
The Truckers Forum currently has over 13,000 members, 35,000 threads, and 530,000 messages. Within each forum, there are sub-forums that discuss topics that are even more specific to what you are looking for. The home page also allows you to see the latest posts across all of the many categories and the latest resources where members discuss different products or services that they are using to help them on the road.
Class A Drivers
The Class A Drivers forum currently has over 39,000 members, 26,000 threads, and 370,000 posts. The forum’s website lets you know how many users are currently active on the forum and what sub-category they are viewing. This way, you are able to go to an active thread with your comments and receive responses quickly. The sub-categories are given short and concise descriptions so you are easily able to tell what each discussion is about.
ExpeditersOnline.com is the leading expedite trucking website. They have a forum on their website that was established all the way back in 1999. The forum has over 22,000 members, 56,000 threads, and 730,000 messages. The forum allows you to see what's new, what members are on the website, and how long ago a message has been added to a specific thread or topic. If you are looking to get into expediting or are already an expediter, this is the perfect place for you to learn and stay up to date with all things expediting.
Trucking Forums: What Should I Look For?
These are just a few of the many different trucking forums out there. It’s easy to find other forums online with a quick search. When looking through the different forums, make sure they have active users, are easy to navigate, and that discussion topics are relevant to what you’re looking for. If you keep these things in mind, you will be able to find a forum that is best for you.