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Defining the Truck Driver Shortage and the “Qualified Driver”

Oct
13,
2015
9

The Truck Driver Shortage- Part 1 Defining the Qualified Truck Driver In the recent ATA press release, addressing the continuous “driver shortage” plaguing the trucking industry, their analysis states that the shortage has grown to nearly 48,00 and could increase … Continue reading

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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

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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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FMCSA Division Chief to address trucking medical regulation concerns

May
21,
2014
0

Elaine Papp, RN, MSN, COHN-S CM, Division Chief for the FMCSA Office of Medical Programs of the FMCSA will once again be joining us on Truth About Trucking ‘Live June 19th 2014 at 6PM ET.  The last time Ms Papp was … Continue reading

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Case Closed: Autos Leading Cause of Car-Truck Crashes

Feb
13,
2013
1

Most recently, the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program continues to hold the CMV driver at fault even when it is clear that the car driver was the leading factor in the accident. This continues to be an issue that … Continue reading

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Wanted: Unskilled, Professional Truck Drivers

Jan
23,
2013
8

With millions of people out of work and no future signs for economic growth, many are looking toward truck driving as a possible career. Truck driving schools and trucking companies continually advertise for the need in drivers and the promise … Continue reading

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Listening to the American Trucker

May
23,
2012
0

By:  Allen Smith Trucking companies continually advise that they are interested in hearing what truck drivers have to say. They want to know their thoughts, ideas, opinions and solutions as they relate to the state of the industry. Motor carriers … Continue reading

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Breaking Truckers’ Resistance

Sep
14,
2011
6

In what was called the “Good Old Days”, truckers were known for their strong-willed, tough-as-nails persona, never to back down from a regulatory fight. Running the road was their way of life, just give them the load, step back and … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Unites as Jason’s Law is Re-introduced

May
12,
2011
5

Yesterday,  May 11th, 2011 was a victory and display of “Trucking Unity” in Washington D. C.  as supporters gathered for the official announcement of the re-introducing of Jason’s Law H.R. 1803 Joined together  at a press conference with Congressman Paul … Continue reading

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Regulating Truck Drivers Through Speed Limiters

Jan
12,
2011
7

Truck drivers are reaching the boiling point when it comes to more government regulations overseeing their profession.  As 2011 becomes known as the “Year of Safety,” drivers see it as a year of complicated bureaucracy making what is already a … Continue reading

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