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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers? Dr. Michael Belzer, an economist, recently told me that if Drivers wages increased 20%, the price of goods on the shelf would only increase about one half of 1%. That’s .50 cents … Continue reading

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Self insurance in the competitive trucking market

Mar
20,
2017
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Self Insurance. The Deck is Stacked in Trucking I got a phone call from Tilden Curl earlier. It seems that Bloomberg News has become aware of his paper calling for the elimination of a carriers ability to self insure. This … Continue reading

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ATA counting on driver apathy to get Anti-Trucker bill passed

Mar
14,
2017
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URGENT:   STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk!! STATES RIGHTS at RISK. UPDATED– 7-17-17   The “anti-trucker” wage language spoken of in this article has been now been introduced in the FAA Reauthoriztion bill and the THUD bill. They will be … Continue reading

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D.C. Memorial Procession to honor 500 slain workers in interstate transportation

Mar
8,
2017
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As yet another trucker is murdered in Houston, TRUCKER LIVES MATTER declares September 5th, 2017 is “DAY WITHOUT A TRUCKER”                                                                                 Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB)March 08, 2017 Traditionally, the day after Labor Day represents the first day back to work … Continue reading

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Women trucker self defense course confronts attacks against women

Feb
20,
2017
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Social Trucking Group to Engage Taekwondo on the High Seas United States Taekwondo Directory FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jan. 10, 2017 – PRLog — The Real Women in Trucking Organization, a 501 (c) 6 trade association, will host a two … Continue reading

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Judge grants class certification against C.R. England Student-Truck Lease Lawsuit

Feb
14,
2017
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For many years I’ve been writing and warning new drivers not to be lured by company truck Lease Purchase programs.  Most veteran drivers know that  carrier Lease Agreements are meant for the company to be profitable and the driver to … Continue reading

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Will the NRA embrace Michael’s Law Amendment Constitutional gun carry?

Feb
10,
2017
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been trying for over a decade with various national reciprocity gun permit attempts.  In accordance with the 10th amendment, each state has their own laws when it comes to gun rights and the 2nd … Continue reading

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Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF no action is taken

Jan
19,
2017
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InfoGraphic explains how upcoming Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF drivers and government officials do not take action… VOTE NO on anti-trucker provision to be introduced in THUD or Infrastructure bill of 2017. Drivers! Call your Reps and … Continue reading

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ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power

Jan
9,
2017
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Say No to additional Federal Laws used to preempt  State Labor Laws There are many concerns for drivers in 2017.  According to surveys, both from Overdrive and ATRI, on top of the list are the concerns for ELD and Hours … Continue reading

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Attention Shippers & Receivers-TIRED TRUCKERS NEED YOUR HELP

Dec
27,
2016
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Attention Shippers & Receivers -TIRED TRUCKERS NEED YOUR HELP! It’s the end of a 12 to 14 hr day. A day of traffic congestion, tight delivery/pickup schedules, pickup and delivery delays, weather, and when all the time on the job … Continue reading

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