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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers? Dr. Michael Belzer, an economist, recently told me that if Drivers wages increased 20%, the price of goods on the shelf would only increase about one half of 1%. That’s .50 cents … Continue reading

What It Really Costs to Own a Commercial Truck

May
25,
2016
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What It Really Costs to Own a Commercial Truck   Truckers often dream of the day when they can purchase their own Class 8 and become independent contractors or better, owner-operators. However, commercial vehicles are not cheap, which is why … Continue reading

Is the ATA the voice for truck drivers?

Feb
24,
2016
5

There has recently been a strong divide going on within the trucking industry, one that could forever change the future for professional CDL truck driver wages. The ATA insists they are looking out for truckers as they attempt to convince … Continue reading

ATA urges TIC to include provision in AIRR Act keeping trucker wages low

Feb
10,
2016
9

There they go again! It seems large motor carriers will do just about anything not to be accountable for paying significantly low truck driver wages,  then taking measures to assure these low wages can not be overruled! All this, while … Continue reading

Truckers have questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jan
31,
2016
1

“If you could ask one question to the 2016 Presidential Candidates concerning the future of the trucking industry and your career as a professional driver what would it be? Continue reading

Lowering Trucking’s CDL Training Standards

Jan
27,
2016
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For 20 years, one of the major concerns for veteran drivers and truck driver advocates has been the lack of clearly defined CDL (Commercial Driver License) training standards stated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  The FMCSA mission … Continue reading

XypperApp- Freight and Shipping Solution Increases Owner Operator profits

Dec
13,
2015
1

Better than a Load Board, an app that is leveling the playing field for owner operators, offering fair, ethical and trustworthy Loads directly to their smart phones and email. XYPPER APP–  Is a Freight Shipping Transportation Management Solution for Carriers, … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Driver Shortage, Trucker Wages, and Safety

Oct
25,
2015
3

Truck Driver Shortage: Addressing Safety,  Driver Wages, Retention, Driver Job Hopping and Turnover rates. The time has come for everyone within the trucking industry to address the facts about the infamous truck driver shortage. The driver shortage is not really … Continue reading

Recruiting New Truck Drivers 101

Oct
23,
2015
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When someone mentions the term “Recruiting,” most folks wouldn’t associate marketing with it. Moreover, most people see the world of marketing and advertising as an annoying practice lacking any sense of boundaries. In the end though, marketing plays a vital … Continue reading

Defining the Truck Driver Shortage and the “Qualified Driver”

Oct
13,
2015
9

The Truck Driver Shortage- Part 1 Defining the Qualified Truck Driver In the recent ATA press release, addressing the continuous “driver shortage” plaguing the trucking industry, their analysis states that the shortage has grown to nearly 48,00 and could increase … Continue reading

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