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Truck Driver Retention Rate is Industry Controlled

May
1,
2012
5

By:  Allen Smith The American Trucking Association provides updated reports as the truck driver turnover rate rises, explaining that it is a good sign for the industry.  The reason most often given is that it is due to higher freight … Continue reading

Without Truck Drivers America Stops

Apr
25,
2012
2

Should you ever find the time to sit down with an “old timer” truck driver and listen to the tales of “the good ole’ days” in trucking, you just may be surprised at how the industry has changed. You will … Continue reading

The Profitability of Wellness

Apr
19,
2012
0

Contributed by:  Jeff Clark –Trucking Solutions Group Getting freight moved takes a chain.  We all know that it takes a shipper, a consignee, and a trucking company to get freight where it needs to be. The trucking company needs drivers, … Continue reading

Truck Driver Stands Firm on OSHA Rights, Awarded $190,000

Mar
7,
2012
0

Professional truck drivers are finally beginning to do something that they have not done for a very long time . . . exercising their rights under employment law.  I have often written about and discussed the rights that truckers have, if … Continue reading

Deaf Message to FMCSA: “Let Us Drive”

Jan
19,
2012
11

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) recently announced that  more than twenty deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers who submitted applications for an exemption from the DOT hearing requirements through the NAD in July 2011 are now being considered … Continue reading

Trucker Voices Heard at First Annual Convention

Oct
26,
2011
4

  Attendees traveled from twenty eight U.S. states and two countries to participate in the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention. Drivers and industry professionals from Canada and Norway took part in the first-of-its-kind event, visiting with attendees from … Continue reading

Industry Philosophy: Blame the Truck Driver

Oct
5,
2011
5

The trucking industry is a weak commerce when it comes to standing up and accepting responsibility for their actions.  During a conversation with another driver last night who works for an area company, he was telling me about an incident … Continue reading

Uniting to Raise the Standards of the Trucking Industry

Sep
18,
2011
3

  Five years ago we began by guiding students and new cdl drivers through the obstacles within the trucking industry. . Why? Simply, we saw injustice and wanted to address it. What started out as a small website aiding students … Continue reading

Breaking Truckers’ Resistance

Sep
14,
2011
6

In what was called the “Good Old Days”, truckers were known for their strong-willed, tough-as-nails persona, never to back down from a regulatory fight. Running the road was their way of life, just give them the load, step back and … Continue reading

Violence Against Driver Trainers by Trainees

Sep
8,
2011
1

We have often written about and discussed the lack of poor CDL training requirements within the trucking industry.  Due to the constant turning over of drivers, a never-ending revolving door exists between the CDL truck driving schools and the motor … Continue reading

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