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Drivers Urged to File DAC Complaints with FTC

Mar
28,
2013
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The on-going false DAC reporting by motor carriers against the professional truck driver continues as we hear from drivers on a near daily basis. As awareness of this issue has become greater in the past few years, further steps have … Continue reading

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Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
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As social media becomes more prevalent within the trucking community, professional truck drivers are learning that like all employees or contractors, they do have legal rights. For years, drivers have taken the brunt of the responsibilities imposed on them by … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Stands Firm on OSHA Rights, Awarded $190,000

Mar
7,
2012
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Professional truck drivers are finally beginning to do something that they have not done for a very long time . . . exercising their rights under employment law.  I have often written about and discussed the rights that truckers have, if … Continue reading

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EEOC Ignores Motor Carrier Retaliation

Sep
29,
2011
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Established on July 2nd, 1965, The EEOC is an independent federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination, including retaliation against employees by their employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states: “The law forbids retaliation when it comes … Continue reading

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Trucking DAC Services May Be Above the Law

Mar
5,
2011
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Attorneys across the nation have contacted me in regards to erroneous information that is often placed on truck drivers’ DAC reports.  In the beginning, they are highly motivated to move in on what appears to be an action in clear … Continue reading

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OSHA and Your Rights as a Truck Driver

Jul
7,
2010
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By: Allen Smith According to Federal Law, employers are prohibited from firing, demoting, or in any other way discriminating against an employee. Supposedly, this law applies to trucking companies as well. Truck drivers who refuse to violate HOS rules or … Continue reading

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Truck Driver DAC Report – Stop the Abuse

Jul
8,
2009
7

Trucking companies abuse the DAC reporting system which can end the career of professional truck drivers.  Please sign the petition to STOP False DAC Reporting.  We believe this abuse by many trucking companies and the DAC Services is in violation … Continue reading

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