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Overtime Pay for Truck Drivers

Mar
8,
2010
20

By: Aubrey “Allen” Smith Professional truck drivers are no strangers to 70 hour workweeks.  It is a part of the job that is accepted by all truckers and eventually, one becomes accustomed to receiving only 3-5 hours of actual sleep … Continue reading

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Truckers HOS Rule Should Provide Safety, but Also a Livable Wage

Feb
4,
2010
0

With the average number of miles driven per year by professional truck drivers, the dangers of living life on the road increases far beyond what the average motorist experiences.  Averaging ten times more miles driven per year than the general … Continue reading

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Women in Trucking Roll Down the Social Media Highway

Jan
28,
2010
2

There have been a few industries which have always reigned on the side of secrecy.  The inside look into these few sectors have always remained to those within the industry itself, leaving “outsiders” to wonder  as to what these certain … Continue reading

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CSA2010 Severity and Point System Safety Rating for Truck Drivers

Jan
22,
2010
40

The purpose of the CSA2010 initiative (Comprehensive Safety Analysis) is to “develop more effective and efficient methods for FMCSA, together with industry and state partners, to achieve its mission of reducing commercial motor vehicle crashes, fatalities, and injuries.” Basically, a … Continue reading

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes by CDL Students and New Truck Drivers

Dec
18,
2009
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For thousands of new CDL students and truck drivers, entering into an industry that they know nothing about can be devastating financially.   The ever present scams of the over the road trucking industry and truck driving schools continue to ruin … Continue reading

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The Dac Report – The Horrible Stories Continue

Dec
9,
2009
0

By Donna Smith So, you don’t think we have a REAL problem with the DAC Report?   If you haven’t received  a copy of yours yet,  I recommend that you do so.  People’s lives are being ruined by a system that … Continue reading

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Retaining Truck Drivers Should be No Problem for Trucking Companies

Dec
9,
2009
6

Recently, concerning the problem for trucking companies to retain drivers within their employment, an industry leader commented that no trucking company wants a “revolving door.”   That statement is actually both true and false.  The many decent and well respected trucking … Continue reading

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