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HireRight Can Monitor Truck Drivers MVR Records

Dec
20,
2010
5

HireRight, the company behind the corrupt DAC reporting system, is now offering a new service to motor carriers which will monitor the MVR records of truck drivers on a monthly basis. Launched in late 2009, the Driver Violation Alert program … Continue reading

Truck Driver Shortage is Industry Created

Oct
7,
2010
3

By: Aubrey “Allen” Smith Truck driver shortage to reach 400,000 The main stream media needs to listen to truck drivers before reporting on a nation-wide shortage of drivers.   Reports of a truck driver shortage are now swelling to as high … Continue reading

CSA 2010 and HOS Change – The Perfect Storm for Trucking Industry?

Aug
27,
2010
2

Like the movie with the same name, is the perfect storm brewing for the U. S. trucking industry?  With the possibility of more than a quarter of a million truck drivers facing termination from their driving careers from the CSA … Continue reading

Jasons Law- Day of Recognition and Call to Action- June 28th, 2010

Jun
7,
2010
6

by Donna Smith Hope Rivenburg, the widow of slain trucker Jason Rivenburg, along with Congressman Paul Tonko, AskTheTrucker, and everyone who has worked so diligently  to get HR 2156 passed into law, has designated June 28th 2010, the official day … Continue reading

Truck Driver Fatigue and the Sleep Apnea Deception

May
20,
2010
10

  Truck driver fatigue is always being taunted as a major problem.  The NTSB, the FMCSA and the American Trucking Association are all behind the implementation of a new bill that will require truck drivers to undergo testing for a … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues

May
18,
2010
11

by Allen Smith Driver Fatigue is no stranger to the trucking industry. The FMCSA has performed studies in the past in order to better understand what causes driver fatigue and how to reduce it by correcting the major contributing sources. … Continue reading

Motor Carriers Responsible for Truck Driver Fatigue

May
14,
2010
5

When it comes to truck drivers not operating while tired, the responsibility is a two-way street.  The driver must have the full authority to be able to call the shots when it is time for him or her to shut … Continue reading

Trucking Companies Prepare for Possible Driver Union Battle

Apr
30,
2010
14

Union or non-union?  That is the question many truck drivers across America have debated for years.  Truck drivers face long hours, low pay, disrespect and continual abuse by trucking companies which come in the form of taking advantage of CDL … Continue reading

ATA and OOIDA Supports “Jason’s Law”- Will they Sponsor Hope Rivenburg?

Jul
12,
2009
16

by Donna Smith Will Hope Rivenburg and Family be at GATS? With a little help from…….. OOIDA or the ATA The families of Murdered Truck Driver Jason Rivenburg are continuing their campaign for “Jason’s Law”, H.R.2156, which will implement a … Continue reading

Family of Jason Rivenburg Advises on Support of Bill

May
17,
2009
0

Timothy Hardendorf, Jason Rivenburg‘s uncle, appeared on trucking talk radio: Truth About Trucking “LIVE” sharing his family’s quest in helping to provide safe truck parking for all truckers, through Jason’s Law, H.R. 2156.  The bill, now sits in Committee and … Continue reading

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