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Veteran Truckers Share Views on Truck Driver Pay via Facebook

Feb
6,
2013
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During a time of economic woes for millions of Americans, many have turned to the lure of professional truck driving as a new career. With continual media coverage spreading the news of a truck driver shortage and a vocation that … Continue reading

Wanted: Unskilled, Professional Truck Drivers

Jan
23,
2013
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With millions of people out of work and no future signs for economic growth, many are looking toward truck driving as a possible career. Truck driving schools and trucking companies continually advertise for the need in drivers and the promise … Continue reading

Blood Sugar Levels: Trucking Through the Confusion

Dec
27,
2012
3

As the trucking industry continues to lure new drivers into the vocation with promises of high pay and an exciting career, the fact remains that with a pitiful average annual salary of just $38,000 and fourteen hour work days, a … 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

Truck Driver Training – Automatic or Manual?

Oct
11,
2012
10

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

Television crew to film documentary during truck driver convention

Oct
3,
2012
1

A television production company will be attending the 2nd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention. They are filming a documentary for the Investigation Discovery channel, covering some of the most publicized serial killings on our nation’s highways in which many … Continue reading

Top Tips for Falling Asleep Near Busy Roads

Sep
26,
2012
1

By: Sam Fisher Getting a good night’s sleep is a priority for many people, but most people tend to sleep in familiar surroundings where getting to sleep is little trouble. The opposite can be said of truckers. Pulling in at … Continue reading

Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
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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

Missing Truck Driver Alert Network shares word to Find US Xpress Missing Driver

Aug
24,
2012
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A Female US Xpress Truck Driver, Linda Richards, went missing on August 18, 2012. Kari Fisher of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network (MTDAN) on FaceBook was soon notified of the situation by a concerned women  on her group page. The … Continue reading

Look Who is Making a Difference in Trucking

Aug
16,
2012
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  There are many people making a difference in the world and the Trucking Social Media Convention has created its own criteria and award for the winner of the “Making a Difference Award” within the trucking industry. Last year’s winner … Continue reading

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