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NMTA: Helping Truckers Succeed

Sep
24,
2014
2

In the ever-changing atmosphere of the trucking industry, education is the key to not only surviving, but in achieving any level of personal or business success. Many professional truck drivers become “trapped” within the idea that the only skill they … Continue reading

Division or Awareness? Trucking’s Perfect Storm

Jun
26,
2014
10

What a roller coaster ride over the last few weeks, and it appears quite a storm has been brewing within the trucking industry. Just to keep everyone up to date, here’s a brief review how it has gone down and … Continue reading

Added Regulations No Answer for Truck Driver Fatigue

Jun
12,
2014
10

By: Allen Smith The recent fatal crash in New Jersey involving Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper has gained attention by anti-trucking and safety advocacy groups who believe that the industry still does not have enough regulations placed on drivers. Although … Continue reading

Is the Driver Shortage creating negligent hiring among carriers?

Dec
20,
2013
6

Being active in Social Media is time consuming, but the ability to share information with one another creates great benefits for all of us. While reading a thread on LinkedIn, I was going through a lot of the comments in … Continue reading

Free CDL Training

Feb
19,
2013
0

As someone who may be considering truck driving as a new career, a major obstacle for many is the financing for the CDL truck driver training course. The average cost for the Commercial Driver License training program is approximately $3500 … Continue reading

Veteran Truckers Share Views on Truck Driver Pay via Facebook

Feb
6,
2013
0

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

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 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

Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
17

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

Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
2

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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