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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

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

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

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

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

Examiner.com: Murdered Trucker Story Not Newsworthy

Jul
9,
2014
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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

The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

Industry at Sea Event To Promote Trucking Partnerships

Jul
2,
2014
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Hosted by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, (“SBTC”), 2014 will mark the 2nd year for the Industry at Sea event which works to bring together trucking professionals from all areas of the industry including truck drivers, property brokers, freight … Continue reading

How to Submit Comments to FMCSA

Jul
1,
2014
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Many times drivers want to be a part of the Rule Making Process of the FMCSA or be a part of the public comments of the FMCSA ‘s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) however, they are intimidated by the … Continue reading

AIPBA Heeds FMCSA’s Call to Help USDOT Crack Down on Illegally Operating Brokers

Jun
30,
2014
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How to File a Complaint Against an Illegal Broker In his continuous effort to help “clean up” the actions and reputation within the freight broker segment of the transportation industry, James Lamb of the AIPBA (Association of Independent Property Brokers … Continue reading

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