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Truckers and their trucks – Instruments for suicide

Aug
21,
2015
1

One of the dark secrets that you may not hear about very often are the stories about the truckers and their trucks who have been the unfortunate chosen targets used as the means to end another ones life. As suicide … Continue reading

Truckers’ call for higher wages gains momentum

Jul
19,
2015
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On Saturday July 18th, the AskTheTrucker “Live” broadcast took on a display of unity and passion from trucking industry professional drivers which had not been sensed in a long time. The topic was truck drivers wages. The call was for … Continue reading

Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?

Jun
29,
2015
1

On May 4th the FMCSA  posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Under the current regulation, a driver with insulin treated diabetes may not operate a CMV … Continue reading

FMCSA proposes to do away with driver Diabetes Exemption Program

Jun
27,
2015
4

The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that … Continue reading

Fighting CDL driver harassment, retaliation, and false DAC reporting

Jun
12,
2015
4

Many drivers have experienced, or are at the very least familiar with, employer retaliation via wrongful and often harmful false information reported to authorized agencies. It’s not an exaggeration to say that many a career has been ruined by these … Continue reading

Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

Telemedicine offers truckers access to medical care 24/7

May
26,
2015
1

For many, the trucking lifestyle is difficult enough, but when a driver is faced with an illness or sickness on the road, the difficulties can become much more serious. I remember years back when I became extremely ill while miles … Continue reading

Freedom Drivers Project Impacts Human Trafficking Crisis

Apr
23,
2015
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With yesterday’s passing of bill S. 178, known as The Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act of 2015, American society has taken one step closer to fighting such atrocities against humanity. Unanimously passing in the Senate by a vote … Continue reading

Trucking and the real truth about Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Mar
18,
2015
3

  On Saturday March 21st at 6PM ET AskTheTrucker “Live’ will have one of the most informational shows for one of the most controversial and concerning topics within the trucking industry. Sleep Apnea. Our guests will include certified DOT medical … Continue reading

Cooking in the Truck Summit debuting at MATS 2015

Mar
11,
2015
1

For Immediate Release. Louisville, KY Linda Caffee, Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro and Tom Kyrk founder and chief blogger for Road Tested Living, will be hosting the first Cooking in the Truck Summit. This event will be held March 26th … Continue reading

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