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Sleep Apnea Mandate – Does the Data Really Indicate 28% of Truckers have Sleep Apnea?

May
31,
2010
8

by Donna Smith On May 18th we wrote a blog post to explain the data and results conducted by the FMCSA regarding a study on Sleep Apnea; “Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues. In that … Continue reading

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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

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CSA 2010- Motor Carriers and Drivers Both Need to be Compliant

May
4,
2010
8

Allen Smith While doing my daily Google news searches I came across an interesting article and video regarding CSA 2010.  The video was made during a Driving for Profit Seminar directed to carriers, telling them about the importance of CSA … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers Right to Due Process

May
20,
2009
2

What is “Due Process?” The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”   If a public employee has a property interest in a job, he … Continue reading

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VDOT Special Guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE”

Apr
15,
2009
0

This evening, April 15th, 2009 at 7 PM EST, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show welcomes special guest, Jeffrey Caldwell,  Chief of Communications for the Virginia DOT.  Mr. Caldwell will give as much of his time as possible to … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Combat Trucking Negativity

Sep
25,
2008
2

At first glance, it would seem that positive thinking and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) have nothing to do with one another. But many people with ADD develop negative thinking patterns because they become frustrated by their challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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CDL Federal Gun Law

Jun
2,
2008
197

Due to the controversial topic: “Can CDL Truck Drivers Carry Guns?”, I have researched and found a Federal Law that so many drivers are looking for. Read what an actual Federal Law states about this topic, to put it to rest, once and … Continue reading

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Tax Exempt Truckers

Feb
3,
2008
5

Tax Exempt Truckers By Suzanne Roquemore  Trucking and taxes go hand-in-hand. But trucking companies and owner operators in trucking who have an ICC number or who are leased to a carrier that has an ICC number can save on sales … Continue reading

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The DOT: Friend or Foe?

Mar
12,
2007
0

Trucking companies and those involved in professional truck driving, understand that they have a higher authority that they must answer to. You will find those individuals within the trucking industry that will continually complain about the wrongdoing of this authority … Continue reading

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