Many professional truck drivers are avid readers but in recent times, books written by truckers are becoming increasingly popular. From the trucking lifestyle to "how to" books, more drivers are writing and publishing their own works of literature:
- Sandy Long entered trucking as a career in 1982 and has accumulated over three million safe miles. She is author of Street Smarts: A Guide for a Truck Driver's Personal Safety and Arriving Alive which explains how to avoid becoming a victim of crime on the highways, how to share the road with semi trucks and general driving tips.
- Jeff Head is author of Running Legal Blues, a book that takes the reader into the real world of long-haul trucking, written by a truck driver on his own terms.
- Marc Mayfield ran the road for ten years and racked up 1.2 million miles. Never intending to be an author, he eventually penned In The Driver's Seat: Interstate Trucking-A Journey. A straight-forward insight into OTR trucking, his goal is to provide the public and main stream media with a true picture of the over-the-road trucker and the sacrifices they make to keep America moving.
- Toby Bogard has driven over one million miles and is author of two books: Semi Aware and On the Big Road. The latter, received a letter of appreciation and commendation from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
- Jeff Clark has been in trucking for over 30 years. An avid runner, he has competed in eight marathons and has a B.A. degree in Business Administration. Known for his wit and humor, he is author of the book: Hey We're Dying Out Here: The Truth Behind the Trucker Shortage.
As books by truckers become more prevalent, those who are considering truck driving as a career or just starting out, will find that one of the best learning tool is to read what the professional, veteran truckers are teaching; if one thing is for certain: truck drivers always have something to say.