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SBTC Calls for FMCSA-FHWA Safe Truck Parking Task Force & Guide

Aug
17,
2014
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There has been once again a growing concern regarding the dangers of Truck Parking Shortages throughout the nation. The recent murder of Michael Boeglin, a trucker parked outside of  shipper ThyssenKrupp’s property, waiting to be loaded, has created many folks from … Continue reading

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OSHA Awards Damages for Fired Truck Driver

Aug
13,
2014
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In a decision issued August 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has found that truck owner Terry Unrein fired truck driver Rebecca Barnhard for refusing to drive a truck with a defective steer tire and for complaining … Continue reading

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Tim Taylor and NetworkFOB lead the way in support for Jason’s Law and Trucker Safety

Aug
6,
2014
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Since the June 26th murder of truck driver Michael Boeglin in Detroit, much attention has been directed towards the serious lack of truck parking crisis and its direct association with truck driver fatigue and driver safety. Not only is there … Continue reading

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What the General Public needs to know about Highway Safety, Truck Driver Fatigue, and Truck parking

Aug
2,
2014
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  Jasons Law for Improved Highway Safety: Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue caused by insufficient truck parking, not allowing drivers to comply with Hours of Service Federal Regulations, therefore preventing them to receive rest after driving 11 … Continue reading

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Trucking Solutions Group assisting in NEW life saving registry drive at GATS

Jul
27,
2014
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The Trucking Solutions Group (TSG) will once again be busy at the Great American Trucking Show this year. The show is being held on August 21-23, 2014 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center).   The  … Continue reading

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Resolving High Freight Loss Claims

Jul
24,
2014
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Operating as an independent, small broker or a carrier with 5 to 20 trucks, one high damage freight claim can make the difference between maintaining a successful trucking business to having to shut the doors completely. With the rise of … Continue reading

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Funding and Support for Family of Murdered Trucker Continues

Jul
23,
2014
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On June 26th 30 year old OTR trucker Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind. was shot and killed in his truck as he parked at an abandoned building waiting to pick up a load from the nearby ThyssenKrupp steel plant. The … Continue reading

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Respecting the Sanctity of Sleep- Introducing the “COMMUNITY-ORIENTED” APPROACH

Jul
22,
2014
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  By James Lamb As a former New York Department of Transportation (DOT) Motor Carrier Investigator who used to perform Federal Level Three Driver Inspections throughout New York State, I am astonished to hear stories of how local law enforcement … Continue reading

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Trucker shooting rekindles plea to officials for more Safe Truck Parking

Jul
14,
2014
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The infamous Truck Parking Shortage has once again risen its UGLY and Deadly head as yet another trucker is murdered because of inadequate safe truck parking. Insufficient Truck Parking has been a serious problem for decades, confirmed by numerous FMCSA … Continue reading

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Examiner.com: Murdered Trucker Story Not Newsworthy

Jul
9,
2014
3

Examiner.com, an online news network serving over 20 million monthly readers across the world, apparently considers the recent murder of truck driver, Michael Boeglin as “Not Newsworthy.” As a writer for the Examiner since May 7, 2010, my most recent … Continue reading

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