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Trucking Parking Shortage an Issue

Mar
9,
2009
15

Professional driver, W. Thompson is clear to point out the serious problem concerning trucking parking shortage for the big rigs.  Rest areas, truck stops and various parking lots across the country simply do not provide enough spaces for our professional … Continue reading

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Truckers State of Mind

Feb
13,
2009
0

Trucker.  One simple word, yet it creates a multitude of images in our minds: The outlaw, the loner, the renegade … one individual who won’t take anything from anybody.  Truckers have a rough lifestyle.  A life that very few people … Continue reading

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Trucker Desiree Update -“Who is Trucker Desiree?”

Feb
6,
2009
5

For those who have followed “A Day In the Life of a Lady Trucker“, here is an update of Desiree’s recent adventures: Desiree is an OTR Driver who not only enjoys driving, but enjoys helping cdl students and new CDL drivers overcome obstacles … Continue reading

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Is There Sex Discrimination Against Women Truck Drivers?

Jan
26,
2009
4

There are thousands of women across the United States who enjoy the lifestyle of an over the road truck driver.  Although the number of women in trucking have virtually remained the same for the past 20 years, there is still … Continue reading

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DMV Point System Show Re-Broadcast

Dec
15,
2008
0

Our previous show, Driving Record – Understanding the DMV Point System, was aired this evening on our online radio program – Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”  This was a pre-recorded broadcast, since we had sound problems with the live show.  You … Continue reading

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Trucker Family Needs Our Help

Dec
6,
2008
3

    by Allen Smith Raymond Neumann was a veteran truck driver hauling gasoline within the State of Florida.  A beloved father and friend, he passed away on June 7th, 2008 after he swerved to miss a pick up truck that … Continue reading

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Federal Rules target medically unfit truck drivers

Dec
5,
2008
6

By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer  – Tue Dec 2, 12:01 pm ET WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are taking steps to get medically unfit truck and bus drivers off the road after being accused for years of dragging their feet on the issue. Under … Continue reading

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Insulin Diabetes and the CDL Truck Driver

Nov
26,
2008
56

by Allen Smith There still appears to be some  confusion concerning whether or not persons with insulin diabetes are able to obtain a CDL license. For years, there was a ban that prevented those with diabetes who used insulin from … Continue reading

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Driving Record – Understanding the Point System

Nov
23,
2008
102

by Allen Smith A major concern for truck drivers is ( or at least it should be) their driving record and how the point system will effect their employment status. The point system for each state varies, but there is … Continue reading

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Truth About Trucking Wishes Everyone – A Safe & Happy Halloween

Oct
29,
2008
0

From everyone here at Truth About Trucking and Ask The Trucker – we wish you all a Safe and Happy Halloween! Allen & Donna  Technorati Tags: happy halloween, safe, truth about trucking, truthabouttrucking

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