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Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

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The Power of CDL Drivers Credentials

Oct
2,
2014
0

There are many topics of discussion open within the trucking industry, and depending on who you are, the tone for the discussion will be set according to how you view the issue. Whether you’re the FMCSA, shipper, driver, carrier, safety … 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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Why Bad Trucking Companies Will Never Change

Sep
23,
2010
24

Veteran truck drivers know the good trucking companies from the bad.  New drivers just starting out have no idea which trucking company is considered a good one and which companies should be avoided.  A big problem among truck drivers, both … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers and the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Aug
6,
2010
8

As provided in my previous post, Truck Drivers and the Controversial Gun Debate, the right for truck drivers to carry a firearm in the commercial motor vehicle is always a hot topic among truckers.  I can see both pros and … Continue reading

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Sprinter Vans Open Doors for Future Truck Drivers

Apr
8,
2010
6

With trucking being the largest sector of the economy’s transportation industry, it easily beats out all other areas such as air, water, rail and pipeline.   Trucks account for more than 80 percent of total transportation revenue, pulling in more than … Continue reading

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes by CDL Students and New Truck Drivers

Dec
18,
2009
0

For thousands of new CDL students and truck drivers, entering into an industry that they know nothing about can be devastating financially.   The ever present scams of the over the road trucking industry and truck driving schools continue to ruin … Continue reading

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Truth About Trucking “LIVE” Talk Radio Airs Dan Rather Controversy

Nov
5,
2009
12

Earlier this evening our BTR show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” aired a 90 minute show discussing the Dan Rather interview with TruckerDesiree.   Thanks to the callers and listeners and those in the chat room for tuning in . . . … Continue reading

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The Pickens Plan and Stimulating America

Aug
4,
2009
0

The trucking industry is changing or at least let’s say that it better change.  Thousands of trucking companies went out of business in 2008 and many more are still struggling to hold on.   New CDL drivers right out of school … Continue reading

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Truckers Coming Together for Trucking Rights

May
14,
2009
4

The trucking industry has several organizations that represent our nations’ truck drivers. Unfortunately,  it is not uncommon for an organization to use the main theme, content, or source from another’s news story or blog post  and not link back to, … Continue reading

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