Welcome to the Truckers Wiki community!

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in contributing to our growing repository of trucking knowledge. Below, you’ll find detailed guidelines for each type of article we accept: Wiki Articles, Notable Category Articles, and Blog/News Posts.
Following these guidelines will ensure that your contributions are in the aligned format.

General Guidelines for All Articles

  1. Originality: All articles must be original and not plagiarized. Content taken from other sources should be properly quoted and cited.
  2. Accuracy: Ensure all information is accurate, up-to-date, and relevant to the trucking industry. Fact-checking is paramount.
  3. Neutrality: Maintain a neutral tone. Avoid promotional content or subjective language.
  4. Clarity and Readability: Write in clear, concise English. Break down complex ideas into digestible segments. Learn about Flesch–Kincaid readability score here.
  5. Formatting: Use headers, bullet points, and paragraphs to structure your article. No more than one H1 tag per 750 words.
  6. Sources: Cite sources where necessary. Feel free to insert dofollow links. Target link to open in a new window.
  7. Images: Include relevant images. Ensure you have the right to use them or utilize royalty-free images. Include copyright caption if necessary.

Specific Guidelines

Wiki Article

A mix of Wiki-style and explainer articles. Define the topic and go into further detail. When possible, try to answer any potential questions the reader could have [what is, etc].
Check this article as an example.

    1. Definition: Start with a clear, concise definition of the topic.
    2. Depth: Explore the topic in detail, including historical context, industry significance, and current applications.
    3. Structure: Organize content logically, using headings and subheadings to guide the reader.
    4. References: Link to additional Truckers Wiki articles or external article sources.

Notable Category Articles (Companies, People, Software, Podcasts)

Classic Wiki-style article covering the specific topic. Example.

  1. Introduction: Provide a brief overview of the subject.
  2. History: Detail the origins, founders, and key historical milestones.
  3. Present: Describe the current state of the subject, including recent developments, achievements, and challenges.
  4. Future: Discuss known plans, upcoming projects, or expected industry impacts.
  5. Influence: Explain the subject’s significance or impact on the trucking industry.
  6. References: Include citations from reliable sources to support factual statements.

Blog/News Articles

The usual blog or news articles. Example.

  1. Relevance: For news articles ensure the topic is timely and relevant to the trucking community.
  2. Perspective: Feel free to express your stance, thoughts or ideas.
  3. Sources: Clearly cite sources of information, especially for direct quotes and statistics.
  4. Updates: If applicable, update the post to reflect new developments or corrections.

Author Box

Please provide the following for your author box:

  1. Name: Your full name or preferred pseudonym.
  2. Bio: A short biography, highlighting your connection to the trucking industry or expertise in your topic.
  3. Picture: A clear, professional headshot or relevant image.
  4. Social Media: Links to your professional social media profiles or website.

Let us know if you prefer to contribute content anonymously.

Submission Process

  1. Submit your article by email – office@truckers.wiki
  2. Your article will undergo a review for adherence to these guidelines.
  3. You may be asked to make revisions based on feedback.
  4. Once approved, your article will be published with your author box.

Corrections and Improvements

We strive for accuracy and reliability in all our content. However, we acknowledge that errors or outdated information may occasionally appear.
If you come across any incorrect information or believe an article could be improved, be our hero.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Identify Error: Clearly identify the article and the specific information that is incorrect or outdated.
  2. Include Corrections: Provide the corrected information with sources.
  3. Submitting Changes: Submit your content by email – office@truckers.wiki Please include “Correction” or “Improvement” along with the article title in the subject line.
  4. Review Process: Our editorial team will review your suggestions and publish them accordingly.
  5. Acknowledgment: Contributors who provide significant corrections or improvements will be acknowledged in the article’s revision history or author box.
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