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CDL graduates seeking trucking employment

May
9,
2012
0

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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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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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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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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Success as a Professional Truck Driver

Nov
25,
2010
2

Thanksgiving is here and with it will soon come a new year.  New resolutions will be made and broken as always, but for many, a new year will bring hope and determination for a better future.  With new challenges facing … Continue reading

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Attracting Qualified Truck Drivers for Trucking Industry

Nov
15,
2010
1

The trucking industry is changing and that means for the drivers as well.  With a higher standard reaching out across the industry through the CSA, certain trucking companies are finding themselves in a much different position than ever before.  No … Continue reading

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CDL Truck Driver Training School Guide

Nov
11,
2010
2

After nearly two and a half years . . . I have finally been able to update our CDL truck driver training school guide.  This is a pdf download, available from our Truth About Trucking site, for those who are … Continue reading

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Truck Driving Training is Key to Industry Safety

Sep
23,
2010
2

The FMCSA is on a mission to change the face of the trucking industry.  The CSA will place more responsibility on both motor carrier and the truck driver which they assume will lead to a safer operating industry.  In the … Continue reading

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Truck Owner Operator Lease Purchase Program Survey Results

Apr
3,
2010
9

By: Allen Smith On November 9th, 2009 we began our Owner Operator Lease Purchase Program survey, in order to collect data on this issue which has caused many drivers to fail within the trucking industry.  I have always proposed that … Continue reading

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OOIDA Land Line Magazine Should Hear From CDL Students and New Drivers

Nov
13,
2009
8

Land Line Magazine, the OOIDA business trucking magazine, reported on the recent Dan Rather Reports TV Show in which I was invited to as a special speaker from the audience.  In the article they wrote: Rather turned to an audience … Continue reading

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