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Pilot Flying J Steps Down as Trucking Social Media Presenting Sponsor

Apr
25,
2013
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Due to the recent allegations brought against the Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, the organization has agreed with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention (TDSMC) hosts to step down as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Convention. The decision by … Continue reading

Drivers Urged to File DAC Complaints with FTC

Mar
28,
2013
1

The on-going false DAC reporting by motor carriers against the professional truck driver continues as we hear from drivers on a near daily basis. As awareness of this issue has become greater in the past few years, further steps have … Continue reading

Drivers Are True Collateral Damage of CSA

Mar
26,
2013
3

The premise of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program was to finally hold both motor carriers and truck drivers accountable in adhering to the established safety regulations in place for the trucking industry. It was in fact, described … Continue reading

Top Four Reasons Qualified Truck Drivers Call It Quits

Mar
20,
2013
13

For the past thirty years, the turnover rate among truck drivers and the problems associated with motor carriers retaining drivers have been studied by the industry. Over a span of at least three decades, the second largest industry in the … Continue reading

Freight Broker Training

Jan
31,
2013
1

The trucking industry is seeing more veteran drivers leaving the profession largely due to the over-regulation of the business. Coupled with 100,000 baby boomers approaching retirement age, along with a younger generation that sees the trucking lifestyle as unacceptable, many … Continue reading

Overhauling the CDL Training Standards

Jan
17,
2013
4

As the FMCSA begins to take a look at the CDL training standards for entry-level truck drivers, the problems are too many to list in one post. Problems with proper truck driver training have been going on for years and … Continue reading

Truck Stop Electrification Survey Analysis

Dec
12,
2012
1

A recently conducted survey through Trucking Social Media was performed of driver attitudes in regard to truck stop electrification. The survey was a result from a previous Truth About Trucking “LIVE” broadcast, Idling Alternatives for the Trucking Industry. The program … 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, β€œIt is definitely on the way.” Professional truck drivers who oppose any such … Continue reading

Truck Driver Training – Automatic or Manual?

Oct
11,
2012
12

By: Allen Smith Original Post: 10/08/2008 Updated: 10/11/2012 Many of those who are considering a career in professional truck driving are investigating the possibilities of obtaining their CDL training in a commercial motor vehicle with automatic transmission, rather than the … Continue reading

Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
18

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

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