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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

Trucker Issue Awareness and Mainstream Media

Sep
23,
2014
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There’s a mounting trend in the media regarding the Trucking industry, I‘d like to call it TIA or Trucker Issue Awareness. For years, drivers have attempted to put their issues in front of mainstream media, and it appears that some … Continue reading

Trucker tells all about Safety in Trucking on ABC’s 20/20

Sep
9,
2014
7

  Mark down the date and time Friday September 19th 10pm ET ABC’s 20/20 Replay of show     Professional CDL truck driver Abe Attallah was interviewed by ABC’s 20/20 regarding the topic of Safety in the Trucking Industry. Also … 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

OSHA Awards Damages for Fired Truck Driver

Aug
13,
2014
2

In a decision issued August 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has found that truck owner Terry Unrein fired truck driver Rebecca Barnhard for refusing to drive a truck with a defective steer tire and for complaining … Continue reading

Tim Taylor and NetworkFOB lead the way in support for Jason’s Law and Trucker Safety

Aug
6,
2014
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Since the June 26th murder of truck driver Michael Boeglin in Detroit, much attention has been directed towards the serious lack of truck parking crisis and its direct association with truck driver fatigue and driver safety. Not only is there … Continue reading

What the General Public needs to know about Highway Safety, Truck Driver Fatigue, and Truck parking

Aug
2,
2014
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  Jasons Law for Improved Highway Safety: Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue caused by insufficient truck parking, not allowing drivers to comply with Hours of Service Federal Regulations, therefore preventing them to receive rest after driving 11 … Continue reading

Resolving High Freight Loss Claims

Jul
24,
2014
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Operating as an independent, small broker or a carrier with 5 to 20 trucks, one high damage freight claim can make the difference between maintaining a successful trucking business to having to shut the doors completely. With the rise of … Continue reading

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