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Category Archives: trucking life

Is Truck Driver Pay the Answer to all Issues?

Nov
22,
2014
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Professional CDL truck drivers have seen many changes over the past several years which have had a direct effect on their job abilities. From seemingly small changes such as the abolished use of cell phones ruling in 2011 to the … Continue reading

Empty Seats: A Trucker Strike of a Different Kind

Oct
21,
2014
3

The infamous truck driver shortage has been a continual news story for at least the past two to three decades as noted in this article from February of 1990: Driver Shortage Spurs Company Incentive Plans. This particular article from nearly … Continue reading

Veteran driver Hal Kiah’s insight of the trucking industry

Sep
8,
2014
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Our friend and fellow truck driver advocate, Hal Kiah, shares his thoughts about the trucking industry and explains why he believes truckers are leaving their driving careers. As a veteran driver, Hal has been instrumental in the last few years, … Continue reading

Tim Taylor and NetworkFOB lead the way in support for Jason’s Law and Trucker Safety

Aug
6,
2014
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Since the June 26th murder of truck driver Michael Boeglin in Detroit, much attention has been directed towards the serious lack of truck parking crisis and its direct association with truck driver fatigue and driver safety. Not only is there … Continue reading

Trucking Solutions Group assisting in NEW life saving registry drive at GATS

Jul
27,
2014
2

The Trucking Solutions Group (TSG) will once again be busy at the Great American Trucking Show this year. The show is being held on August 21-23, 2014 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center).   The  … Continue reading

Funding and Support for Family of Murdered Trucker Continues

Jul
23,
2014
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On June 26th 30 year old OTR trucker Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind. was shot and killed in his truck as he parked at an abandoned building waiting to pick up a load from the nearby ThyssenKrupp steel plant. The … Continue reading

Respecting the Sanctity of Sleep- Introducing the “COMMUNITY-ORIENTED” APPROACH

Jul
22,
2014
2

  By James Lamb As a former New York Department of Transportation (DOT) Motor Carrier Investigator who used to perform Federal Level Three Driver Inspections throughout New York State, I am astonished to hear stories of how local law enforcement … Continue reading

The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
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With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

Professional Truck Drivers benefit from Health Care Law

Mar
11,
2014
5

America has now had a chance to see the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in action over the last few months. There is no doubt, we are staring at mixed results, and strong emotions, and opinions.  We would like to review … Continue reading

Rule Targeting Truck Fuel Efficiency Stifles Innovation

Feb
21,
2014
0

  President Obama’s order for the DOT and EPA to develop and issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by March 2015 to increase Fuel Efficiency standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions standards also calls for technological innovations and alternate fuels. Is … Continue reading

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