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Top Tips for Falling Asleep Near Busy Roads

Sep
26,
2012
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By: Sam Fisher Getting a good night’s sleep is a priority for many people, but most people tend to sleep in familiar surroundings where getting to sleep is little trouble. The opposite can be said of truckers. Pulling in at … Continue reading

Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
17

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

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

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

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

Real Solutions to the Truck Driver Shortage

Jul
5,
2012
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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

CDL Training and the 800 pound Gorilla

Jun
12,
2012
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  Contributed by: Pierro Hirsch – Virage Simulation Everyone who works for a long time in driver training and licensing learns to live with the 800-pound gorilla. Scientists who visit the jungle only briefly, to study driver training and licensing, … Continue reading

Listening to the American Trucker

May
23,
2012
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By:  Allen Smith Trucking companies continually advise that they are interested in hearing what truck drivers have to say. They want to know their thoughts, ideas, opinions and solutions as they relate to the state of the industry. Motor carriers … Continue reading

Truck Drivers not considered in Emergency Management Planning

May
9,
2012
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Contributed by:  Rhianna Weir Truck drivers are facing increasing difficulties as states and cities continue to place restrictions on their activities. Many ordinances are in effect regarding hours of service and idling laws. Drivers, by law, are required to get … Continue reading

James McCormack returns for the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention

May
6,
2012
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  The Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention is for the professional truck driver and for those industry professionals who support them. Truck Drivers keep America moving but they are often overlooked and left unrecognized by the mainstream industry. Social … Continue reading

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