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Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
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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

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CDL Training Owner Operator Lease Agreement

Jul
24,
2012
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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

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Real Solutions to the Truck Driver Shortage

Jul
5,
2012
1

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

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FMCSA Hours of Service Compared to Other Countries

Jun
8,
2012
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By:  Allen Smith Within the last three and a half years, the U. S. trucking industry has seen the most expensive regulatory action in decades, imposing $46 billion in annual costs.  Current discussion on mandating EOBR’s on all trucks would … Continue reading

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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

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Paul Taylor returns by popular demand to present at 2012 Trucking Social Media Convention

May
10,
2012
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Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center Trucking employment law attorney Paul Taylor of the Truckers Justice Center returns by popular demand to speak at the 2nd annual truck driver social media convention. Paul comes from a trucking family, he is … Continue reading

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CDL graduates seeking trucking employment

May
9,
2012
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A serious issue that exists is the problem of CDL graduates not being able to obtain employment. I receive a number of emails from recent graduates telling me that they are sending their applications all over, and just can not get hired. At a time when companies … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The Profitability of Wellness

Apr
19,
2012
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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

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