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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

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EEOC Ignores Motor Carrier Retaliation

Sep
29,
2011
1

Established on July 2nd, 1965, The EEOC is an independent federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination, including retaliation against employees by their employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states: “The law forbids retaliation when it comes … Continue reading

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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

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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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Survey Results for Company Owner Operator Lease Purchase Plan

Jul
14,
2011
0

The long-haul trucking industry is notorious for taking advantage of those in desperate situations.  From the CDL schools and the motor carriers who operate in such a manner, thousands are pulled in by the promises of big money by the … Continue reading

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Trucking with 97,000 Pounds – Sit Down, Shut Up and Hold On!

Apr
13,
2011
6

Having hauled household goods for most of my life, the maximum weight I averaged carrying was around 28,000 pounds, giving me a total gross weight of about 55,000 pounds.  When my body could no longer handle the physical aspects of … Continue reading

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Problem Trucking Students Fall Prey to CDL School Greed

Apr
8,
2011
32

By: Allen Smith Many CDL truck driving schools continue to lure prospective students into class through the promises of big money and guaranteed employment.  The fact is, many trucking companies are hiring new CDL school graduates and getting those unemployed … Continue reading

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Qualifed Driver Shortage Linked to CDL Training Standards

Mar
30,
2011
1

What has always been termed as a truck driver shortage, is now being referred to as a shortage of qualified drivers.  It is a manipulation of words in order to achieve the success of a particular agenda.  A shortage of … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers Homeless in America

Dec
15,
2010
5

“I’ve been a truck driver for 9 years off and on, presently driving for XXXXX, all 48.  I am more in tune with homelessness as I am still homeless myself. Except for my truck, I have nowhere else to stay.” … Continue reading

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Military Vets Could be Answer to Truck Driver Shortage

Dec
9,
2010
5

With much of the industry talking about a truck driver shortage due to the impending CSA release, any such shortage is the direct result of former and past practices by the industry itself.   Practices that we have pointed out … Continue reading

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