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Category Archives: Safety

Tim Taylor and NetworkFOB lead the way in support for Jason’s Law and Trucker Safety

Aug
6,
2014
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Since the June 26th murder of truck driver Michael Boeglin in Detroit, much attention has been directed towards the serious lack of truck parking crisis and its direct association with truck driver fatigue and driver safety. Not only is there … Continue reading

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What the General Public needs to know about Highway Safety, Truck Driver Fatigue, and Truck parking

Aug
2,
2014
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  Jasons Law for Improved Highway Safety: Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue caused by insufficient truck parking, not allowing drivers to comply with Hours of Service Federal Regulations, therefore preventing them to receive rest after driving 11 … Continue reading

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Funding and Support for Family of Murdered Trucker Continues

Jul
23,
2014
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On June 26th 30 year old OTR trucker Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind. was shot and killed in his truck as he parked at an abandoned building waiting to pick up a load from the nearby ThyssenKrupp steel plant. The … Continue reading

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Respecting the Sanctity of Sleep- Introducing the “COMMUNITY-ORIENTED” APPROACH

Jul
22,
2014
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  By James Lamb As a former New York Department of Transportation (DOT) Motor Carrier Investigator who used to perform Federal Level Three Driver Inspections throughout New York State, I am astonished to hear stories of how local law enforcement … Continue reading

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Trucker shooting rekindles plea to officials for more Safe Truck Parking

Jul
14,
2014
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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

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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

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The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Many sides of truckings’ mandatory detention pay dispute

Jun
2,
2014
6

  Lack of Detention Time Pay is nothing new, it’s been happening for years, so why all the talk now? Drivers are becoming fed up with a lot of things going on; Too many regulations and proposed rules, high fuel … Continue reading

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