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The overreach of Regulatory Power- How far can it go?

Oct
22,
2016
7

One of the biggest concerns for most Americans is the size and power of government,specifically the “regulatory arm” of the Federal bureaucracy. Truckers know this all too well. Many times, in the name of “safety,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety … Continue reading

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Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
5

In an effort to address the truck parking crisis, the Federal Highway Administration created the National Coalition on Truck Parking consisting of industry stakeholders.  Four events were scheduled to discuss the problems. As we approach the final meeting of 2016, … Continue reading

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Why New York Chiropractors can’t perform DOT medical exams

Jun
16,
2016
3

Chiropractors in New York were NEVER permitted to perform DOT Physicals. Why NY Chiropractors Can’t Perform DOT Physical Exams There is a lot of talk and a lot of angry sentiment surrounding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) decertification … Continue reading

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Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation

May
23,
2016
2

Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation           If drivers do not want Speed Limiters on heavy trucks from becoming another law, then they will need to do something. As professional truck drivers, we are aware of how … Continue reading

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ELD’s DO NOT prevent truckers from working more than 70 hrs/wk

May
17,
2016
2

  ELD’s DO NOT keep truckers from working more that 70 hours/week Has the General Public and Safety Advocacy Groups been Duped? THE BIG LIE: ELD’s keep drivers from working more that 70 hours/week and thus have the ability to … Continue reading

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Truck Parking for OSA Listening Session

May
4,
2016
0

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE.     Truck Parking for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Listening Session   There is interest from over the road drivers in attending the FMCSA listening sessions on Obstructive Sleep Apnea scheduled May 12, 17 and … Continue reading

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Truckers have questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jan
31,
2016
1

“If you could ask one question to the 2016 Presidential Candidates concerning the future of the trucking industry and your career as a professional driver what would it be? Continue reading

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How to Ensure Fair Trucker Wages in the 2015 Transportation Bill

Nov
19,
2015
6

In Early November, The House passed their 325 billion dollar long term Transportation Bill. Within the bill were items of concern for drivers, including the Denham Amendment, which would prove, if passed, to negatively affect driver wages. The amendment was … Continue reading

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AskTheTrucker “Live” 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for drivers

Nov
12,
2015
5

MARK it DOWN !  Saturday Nov 14th at 6PM ET  AskTheTrucker ‘Live’ Trucking Open Forum AskTheTrucker ‘Live” Addressing 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for Professional Drivers Two Crucial Trucking Topics affecting professional drivers will be discussed Saturday 6PM ET Call in … Continue reading

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Veteran Health Care and CMV drivers

Nov
6,
2015
0

Veteran Health Care and CMV drivers On October 9, 2015, Congressman Rob Woodall of Georgia introduced a bill, H.R. 3739, Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act see the text of the bill  What does this bill mean? If passed, this bill … Continue reading

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