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Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents

Sep
4,
2015
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Posted on August 27, 2015 by Rod Rehm   Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents The U.S. Department of Labor Blog recently released a resource that encourages the continued discussion of workers’ compensation and safety in the workplace. … Continue reading

NATA brings trucking issues to forefront in 2015

Dec
30,
2014
2

Like any other industry, trucking has many issues. There are those who speak about them, write about them, give advice about them and analyzes them. The list of trucking issues is a long one, but depending on who and what … Continue reading

Trucking Industry Saves Millions in Driver Detention Pay

Oct
16,
2013
2

The Federal Government currently has approximately 4.1 million employees with an average annual salary of $78,500.  This figure would work out to be about $37.74 per hour. If each employee would work one hour a day for free, this would … Continue reading

Pilot Flying J shares results for National Driver Appreciation Week

Sep
24,
2013
0

Pilot Flying J Recognized Professional Truck Drivers During National Driver Appreciation Week KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Sept. 24, 2013 — Pilot Flying J, along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, honored the 3.1 million professional truck drivers that … Continue reading

EOBRs mandate still has issues

Nov
14,
2012
1

By: Allen Smith Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has made the agency’s commitment to the EOBR rulemaking very clear by stating, “It is definitely on the way.” Professional truck drivers who oppose any such … Continue reading

Truth About Trucking “TV” Launches on Spreecast

Oct
20,
2012
1

10/19/2012 Truth About Trucking “TV” made its debut today on Spreecast ,the most recently advanced “live” streaming video social media platform to date. Truth About Trucking “TV” is recorded “live” and later added to the archives and allows up to … Continue reading

Taking the Reconditioned Utility Truck Business to New Heights

Aug
18,
2012
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I-80 Equipment is one of the top names when it comes to buying utility trucks on the secondary market. They’ve been in business since 1992. While they do well in the traditional areas of business, they excel at one thing … 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 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

Regulatory Safety Violations Catching Up with Trucking Firms

Feb
8,
2012
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For years, trucking companies have been pushing their drivers beyond the federally mandated hours of service rule, not to mention other various violations such as poorly maintained equipment and running over the maximum weight allowed. These types of infractions have … Continue reading

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