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The Keys to Maximize Owner Operator Success and Profits

Jul
25,
2015
1

In an ideal world, carriers, shippers and freight brokers would all be working well together making sure that all are fairly compensated for the roles they play in moving freight across the country. Unfortunately that’s not what happens, and there … Continue reading

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Truckers’ call for higher wages gains momentum

Jul
19,
2015
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On Saturday July 18th, the AskTheTrucker “Live” broadcast took on a display of unity and passion from trucking industry professional drivers which had not been sensed in a long time. The topic was truck drivers wages. The call was for … Continue reading

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Attorney for Blacklisted Trucker wins case versus Mega Carrier

Jul
15,
2015
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  “A win for the good guys.” says attorney Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center, as he shares his enthusiasm after winning yet another case for a professional driver, this time it was  trucker Brian Ford V. New Prime, Inc. … Continue reading

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Trucking Solutions Group provides free health screenings at GATS Health Pavilion

Jul
6,
2015
1

  As the trucking industry becomes more aware of the need for improved truck driver health, professional drivers themselves are taking it upon themselves to become more aware and accountable of their health and the inevitable consequences that can result … Continue reading

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Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?

Jun
29,
2015
1

On May 4th the FMCSA  posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Under the current regulation, a driver with insulin treated diabetes may not operate a CMV … Continue reading

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FMCSA proposes to do away with driver Diabetes Exemption Program

Jun
27,
2015
4

The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that … Continue reading

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FMCSA NPR to amend certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best

Jun
4,
2015
3

  The FMCSA NPR to amend the certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best Originally posted By Randolph Rosarion M.D. on May 25, 2015 • ( 1 Comment ) There is a reason why the PDR (Physician Desk Reference) … Continue reading

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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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Telemedicine offers truckers access to medical care 24/7

May
26,
2015
1

For many, the trucking lifestyle is difficult enough, but when a driver is faced with an illness or sickness on the road, the difficulties can become much more serious. I remember years back when I became extremely ill while miles … Continue reading

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Information and Resource Hub now available for Trucking

May
17,
2015
1

We are at an age of information overload, we’ve been there for awhile, and it’s getting even greater.  With that said, is it really overload or is it information disorder, leading to confusion? Let’s face it, we can pretty much … Continue reading

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