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Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits

Jul
12,
2017
1

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits I can’t express the seriousness of 2 bills which are in the process of being voted on in the next few days, and the effects that will … Continue reading

Truckers are their own “lobbyists”

May
17,
2017
1

One of the biggest challenges for truck driver advocates is the ability to have their voices heard effectively, reaching those in power who can make the changes they so urgently need. Most of the time there are opposing groups within … Continue reading

2013 HOS restart rule projects increase in total truck crash stats

Jan
13,
2015
2

As the Hours of Service (HOS) rule was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011, the trucking industry wasted no time in fighting back against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforcement. With an effective date of February 27, … Continue reading

Resolving High Freight Loss Claims

Jul
24,
2014
0

Operating as an independent, small broker or a carrier with 5 to 20 trucks, one high damage freight claim can make the difference between maintaining a successful trucking business to having to shut the doors completely. With the rise of … Continue reading

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

Non-CDL Drivers’ admit to unsafe driving behavior

Jan
20,
2014
2

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that general public drivers understand the risks of unsafe driving practices, yet are not changing their driving behavior. Results from the 2013 Traffic Safety Culture Index, ongoing since 2008, … Continue reading

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

U.S. Closer to Opening Mexico Border for Trucking

Feb
11,
2010
0

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Congress could be moving closer to allowing Mexican trucks to haul cargo through the United States, helping to end a trade dispute hurting some exporters, the U.S. Trade Representative said on Monday. In March 2009, U.S. … Continue reading

U.S. Trucking Industry Corruption

Jan
10,
2010
14

by Allen Smith Within most industries lies corruption and the long haul trucking industry is no exception.  For years, this abuse has been kept swept under the rug and was only talked about, quietly among veteran drivers.  There are various … Continue reading

Trucking Abuses Against Drivers Gaining Attention

Nov
11,
2009
2

  Dan Rather Reports Episode 2″ Trucker Talk” I have said many times that there exists good trucking companies and CDL schools within the United States.  There are also many success stories by both company drivers and owner operators.   When … Continue reading

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