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Industry holds solutions to trucking safety

Nov
17,
2014
4

Regardless of consistent evidence that continually shows that the highest percentage of auto-truck crashes are caused by the driver of the auto, the debate between the trucking industry and regulators rages on as implementing additional regulations upon the industry is … 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

The Power of CDL Drivers Credentials

Oct
2,
2014
0

There are many topics of discussion open within the trucking industry, and depending on who you are, the tone for the discussion will be set according to how you view the issue. Whether you’re the FMCSA, shipper, driver, carrier, safety … Continue reading

Trucker shooting rekindles plea to officials for more Safe Truck Parking

Jul
14,
2014
16

The infamous Truck Parking Shortage has once again risen its UGLY and Deadly head as yet another trucker is murdered because of inadequate safe truck parking. Insufficient Truck Parking has been a serious problem for decades, confirmed by numerous FMCSA … Continue reading

Examiner.com: Murdered Trucker Story Not Newsworthy

Jul
9,
2014
3

Examiner.com, an online news network serving over 20 million monthly readers across the world, apparently considers the recent murder of truck driver, Michael Boeglin as “Not Newsworthy.” As a writer for the Examiner since May 7, 2010, my most recent … Continue reading

How to Submit Comments to FMCSA

Jul
1,
2014
0

Many times drivers want to be a part of the Rule Making Process of the FMCSA or be a part of the public comments of the FMCSA ‘s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) however, they are intimidated by the … 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

ELD Mandate-The controversy and affects of driver accountability

Mar
27,
2014
4

  The discussion of EOBR’s (now labeled ELD’s or electronic logging devices) continues and many drivers are as angry and frustrated as ever.  As far back as I can remember I can not recall a topic creating more controversy or … 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

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