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Category Archives: Jobs and Careers

Empty Seats: A Trucker Strike of a Different Kind

Oct
21,
2014
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The infamous truck driver shortage has been a continual news story for at least the past two to three decades as noted in this article from February of 1990: Driver Shortage Spurs Company Incentive Plans. This particular article from nearly … Continue reading

The Power of CDL Drivers Credentials

Oct
2,
2014
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There are many topics of discussion open within the trucking industry, and depending on who you are, the tone for the discussion will be set according to how you view the issue. Whether you’re the FMCSA, shipper, driver, carrier, safety … Continue reading

NMTA: Helping Truckers Succeed

Sep
24,
2014
2

In the ever-changing atmosphere of the trucking industry, education is the key to not only surviving, but in achieving any level of personal or business success. Many professional truck drivers become “trapped” within the idea that the only skill they … Continue reading

Veteran driver Hal Kiah’s insight of the trucking industry

Sep
8,
2014
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Our friend and fellow truck driver advocate, Hal Kiah, shares his thoughts about the trucking industry and explains why he believes truckers are leaving their driving careers. As a veteran driver, Hal has been instrumental in the last few years, … Continue reading

Many sides of truckings’ mandatory detention pay dispute

Jun
2,
2014
4

  Lack of Detention Time Pay is nothing new, it’s been happening for years, so why all the talk now? Drivers are becoming fed up with a lot of things going on; Too many regulations and proposed rules, high fuel … Continue reading

A Vietnam Vet’s Reflections for Memorial Day

May
26,
2014
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This is kinda long and lengthy, but take a moment to read it for Memorial Day! This is a very personal time of the year for me, I celebrate Memorial day, I don’t say “have a happy Memorial Day” To … Continue reading

AIPBA president calls for more transparency among small brokers

Apr
8,
2014
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            AIPBA president James Lamb is calling for more transparency among small freight brokers as they deal with truckers.  His plan includes raising  standards, increasing driver pay, and to improve safety by encouraging compliance. Mr … Continue reading

Lone Mountain Truck Leasing to Lease Trucks Right off the Assembly Line

Apr
1,
2014
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  Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Lone Mountain Truck Leasing announced that they recently began purchasing new trucks to put into their lease purchase program. Historically, Lone Mountain has focused on leasing used trucks coming out of the larger … Continue reading

Founder of SBTC aims to raise truck driver wages and profits

Mar
30,
2014
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Since the latest March 13th News Release from FMCSA,  DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries; The controversy has picked up once again for professional drivers. Although the Latest HOS regulations … Continue reading

Professional Truck Drivers benefit from Health Care Law

Mar
11,
2014
5

America has now had a chance to see the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in action over the last few months. There is no doubt, we are staring at mixed results, and strong emotions, and opinions.  We would like to review … Continue reading

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