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Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

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Significant increase in truck crashes post July 1, 2013 HOS rule change

Apr
29,
2015
1

Recent study results from ATRI has confirmed what many professional drivers have been adamantly saying, ” 2013 HOS restart provisions have compromised truck safety” Although there are many issues that drivers and carriers may not agree upon, the Hours-of-Service (HOS) … Continue reading

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44 year trucking industry veteran makes his case to Congress regarding unfair CSA scores

Apr
8,
2015
2

Recently 44 year trucking veteran and 4 million safe miles owner operator “Tom” Byerley, had enough regarding the “unfair and faulty” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. After decades of driving, Tom elected to become a … Continue reading

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FMCSA Denies AIPBA’s Request for Property Broker Bond Exemption

Mar
31,
2015
1

  FMCSA Denies AIPBA’s Request for Property Broker Bond Exemption in Wake of Nearly 10,000 Businesses Being Forced Out-of-Business; Two Federal Lawsuits Now Move Forward The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents (“AIPBA”) announced today that the Federal Motor … Continue reading

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Trucking and the real truth about Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Mar
18,
2015
3

  On Saturday March 21st at 6PM ET AskTheTrucker “Live’ will have one of the most informational shows for one of the most controversial and concerning topics within the trucking industry. Sleep Apnea. Our guests will include certified DOT medical … Continue reading

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Trucker victory for Obstruction of Justice “Right to Sleep” court case

Feb
25,
2015
5

Yesterday was a victorious day for fellow truck driver and friend Kenny Capell when he found out that his “Obstruction of Justice” case was dismissed.  Kenny immediately called to share the good news with us here at AskTheTrucker and  also … Continue reading

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Oversize load regulations need an overhaul

Feb
19,
2015
0

by Hal Kiah Most truckers already can tell you that the trucking industry is the most over-regulated industry in the world, a well known fact to anyone in the industry. With Federal regulations being in constant flux and change, any … Continue reading

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Costs of ELD mandate addressed by Pivot Technology Resources

Jan
20,
2015
3

It is no longer a question as to “if” the mandatory use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) is coming to the trucking industry, but a matter of “when.” The exact final rule date for the FMCSA Electronic On-Board Recorders rule … Continue reading

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Hope Rivenburg to speak on Jason’s Law at ITEA Conference

Jan
3,
2015
0

Hope Rivenburg, crusader of Jason’s Law, will be one of the guest speakers at the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association (ITEA) Conference in Glen Ellyn, Illinois on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015. The conference will be held at the College of DuPage, … Continue reading

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Is Truck Driver Pay the Answer to all Issues?

Nov
22,
2014
9

Professional CDL truck drivers have seen many changes over the past several years which have had a direct effect on their job abilities. From seemingly small changes such as the abolished use of cell phones ruling in 2011 to the … Continue reading

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