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Wanted: Unskilled, Professional Truck Drivers

Jan
23,
2013
8

With millions of people out of work and no future signs for economic growth, many are looking toward truck driving as a possible career. Truck driving schools and trucking companies continually advertise for the need in drivers and the promise … Continue reading

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Overhauling the CDL Training Standards

Jan
17,
2013
4

As the FMCSA begins to take a look at the CDL training standards for entry-level truck drivers, the problems are too many to list in one post. Problems with proper truck driver training have been going on for years and … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Training – Automatic or Manual?

Oct
11,
2012
12

By: Allen Smith Original Post: 10/08/2008 Updated: 10/11/2012 Many of those who are considering a career in professional truck driving are investigating the possibilities of obtaining their CDL training in a commercial motor vehicle with automatic transmission, rather than the … Continue reading

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Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
18

As social media becomes more prevalent within the trucking community, professional truck drivers are learning that like all employees or contractors, they do have legal rights. For years, drivers have taken the brunt of the responsibilities imposed on them by … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
2

By:  Allen Smith The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) states that the United States is headed for a truck driver shortage of 200,000 to 400,000 drivers within the next couple of years. Yet as of August 31, 2006, the Commercial Driver’s … Continue reading

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CDL Training Owner Operator Lease Agreement

Jul
24,
2012
0

CDL training standards is one of the many major problems in the trucking industry today, which leads to a new driver leaving a truck driving career within six months. Recent CDL school graduates face many obstacles and all too often, … Continue reading

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Trucking Group Teaches Faith without Works is Dead

Jul
18,
2012
0

Truck drivers throughout the country are feeling the ever increasing pressures and obstacles of driving professionally. CSA and the point system, EOBR’s included in the Transportation Bill, HOS, possible sleep apnea testing mandates, lack of truck parking, anti- idling laws, … Continue reading

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Locating, Hiring and Retaining Quality CDL Drivers

Jul
10,
2012
1

  by Mike Reardon As any veteran professional driver will tell you, trucking has its challenges. Similarly to a professional pilot career, it begins with passion.  Professional pilots, way back when, pursued their career goal within an industry that fought … Continue reading

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Real Solutions to the Truck Driver Shortage

Jul
5,
2012
1

For the first quarter of 2012, the truck driver turnover rate has climbed to 90% which reflects a 51% increase since the same time period from 2010.  Motor carriers are once again being reported as “scrambling” for qualified CDL truck … Continue reading

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Healthy Living while Trucking

Jun
19,
2012
1

The combination of various career related health issues and possible DOT regulations ( including BMI) has created an increased awareness for professional drivers regarding their health.  The need expands far greater than our jobs, it is becoming a matter of  … Continue reading

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