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FMCSA Must Focus on Trucking Industry Reality

Mar
5,
2014
2

In the era of CSA, more regulations continue to be placed upon the professional truck driver. Safety groups and industry decision-makers continue to believe that in order to increase safety, additional regulations are needed.  It has become an industry which … Continue reading

Trucking Industry- Know your driver

Jan
27,
2014
0

  I remember roll call one evening when I was a young police officer in 1980.  We were discussing truckers and the threat those big rigs posed, not only from a highway safety perspective, but how they can be deadly … Continue reading

Telemedicine: Medical Help for Over the Road Truckers

Jan
9,
2014
0

Becoming ill while driving, it’s happened to all of us who have driven any length of time over the road. What do you do?  Many drivers say they just “tough it out” and keep driving.  But there are many times … Continue reading

OSHA FINDS NEW PRIME, INC. PLACED FALSE INFORMATION ON DRIVER’S DAC REPORT

Dec
21,
2013
2

In a decision issued December 17, 2013 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has found New Prime, Inc. (“Prime”) “willfully and maliciously put negative and false information” on truck driver Brian Ford’s DAC report. Prime originally noted that Mr. … Continue reading

Is the Driver Shortage creating negligent hiring among carriers?

Dec
20,
2013
6

Being active in Social Media is time consuming, but the ability to share information with one another creates great benefits for all of us. While reading a thread on LinkedIn, I was going through a lot of the comments in … Continue reading

Lone Mountain Truck Leasing Signs Over 1000th Title to Independent Owner-Operator

Nov
30,
2013
0

Lone Mountain Truck Leasing recently signed over the title for a Freightliner Columbia to Lance Hairrell, a Landstar BCO. This is the 1000th title signed over to an owner-operator completing Lone Mountain’s lease-purchase program. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 … Continue reading

Top Four Reasons Qualified Truck Drivers Call It Quits

Mar
20,
2013
13

For the past thirty years, the turnover rate among truck drivers and the problems associated with motor carriers retaining drivers have been studied by the industry. Over a span of at least three decades, the second largest industry in the … Continue reading

Truck Driver Recruiter Wages Surpass Driver Pay

Mar
6,
2013
1

Today, the average annual income for a commercial truck driver is roughly $34,000 and that is on a good year. Various other truck driver jobs such as a local delivery driver averages $29,000 per year which is less than most … Continue reading

Veteran Truckers Share Views on Truck Driver Pay via Facebook

Feb
6,
2013
0

During a time of economic woes for millions of Americans, many have turned to the lure of professional truck driving as a new career. With continual media coverage spreading the news of a truck driver shortage and a vocation that … Continue reading

Freight Broker Training

Jan
31,
2013
1

The trucking industry is seeing more veteran drivers leaving the profession largely due to the over-regulation of the business. Coupled with 100,000 baby boomers approaching retirement age, along with a younger generation that sees the trucking lifestyle as unacceptable, many … Continue reading

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