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Category Archives: Truck Driving Jobs

Governed by the Clock- Paid by the Clock

Aug
14,
2016
1

Governed by the Clock- Paid by the Clock If Employee Drivers wages go up, the rest of us will benefit with a higher labor rate. Trucker Wages- A misleading fact is that since company truckers are only paid when producing … Continue reading

Driver Productivity Increases as Wages Plummet

May
11,
2016
5

Driver Productivity Increases as Wages Plummet INSULT TO INJURY REGARDING PRODUCTIVITY!   The contemporary economic theory that “enhancing ones’ productivity, enhances ones’ value”, is the path to ones’ enhanced prosperity. Evidently, todays’ truckload driver is the exception to the rule. … Continue reading

Truth behind trucker wage theft and FAA bill Section 611

Feb
18,
2016
4

Trucking management/American Trucking Assoc., an organization that claims to speak for the American Trucking Industry that does not have one truck driver member and furthermore claims a membership of about 36,000 members. Many of these members are manufacturing OEMs, distributors, … Continue reading

Recruiting New Truck Drivers 101

Oct
23,
2015
0

When someone mentions the term “Recruiting,” most folks wouldn’t associate marketing with it. Moreover, most people see the world of marketing and advertising as an annoying practice lacking any sense of boundaries. In the end though, marketing plays a vital … Continue reading

Defining the Truck Driver Shortage and the “Qualified Driver”

Oct
13,
2015
9

The Truck Driver Shortage- Part 1 Defining the Qualified Truck Driver In the recent ATA press release, addressing the continuous “driver shortage” plaguing the trucking industry, their analysis states that the shortage has grown to nearly 48,00 and could increase … Continue reading

The Keys to Maximize Owner Operator Success and Profits

Jul
25,
2015
1

In an ideal world, carriers, shippers and freight brokers would all be working well together making sure that all are fairly compensated for the roles they play in moving freight across the country. Unfortunately that’s not what happens, and there … Continue reading

Trucker victory for Obstruction of Justice “Right to Sleep” court case

Feb
25,
2015
5

Yesterday was a victorious day for fellow truck driver and friend Kenny Capell when he found out that his “Obstruction of Justice” case was dismissed.  Kenny immediately called to share the good news with us here at AskTheTrucker and  also … Continue reading

Truck driver retention and the generation gap

Feb
22,
2015
13

Although nobody will dispute the role that the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 had on the truck driver retention problem, the fact remains that the industry itself remains as a major player in its continuance. As far back … Continue reading

Common Sense Trucking: Avoiding Predatory Lending

Feb
9,
2015
1

The trucking industry certainly has its share of problematic issues which most often are aimed at the drivers’ ability to succeed or fail in their chosen career. On average, the beginning trucker will last only six months before calling it … Continue reading

Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
5

In years past, professional truck drivers were known as the “Knights of the Road”, looked upon as highway heroes crisscrossing the country in their donation toward the greatness of America. In the fifties and sixties, their pride in the profession … Continue reading

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