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Divide and Conquer as ATA reaches out to Independent drivers

Nov
1,
2018
0

Is a new Independent Trucker program about to be unveiled by the ATA ?  According to American Trucking Association President Chris Spear, the ATA will be announcing the formation of the Independent Contractor Ambassadors Program, a program which appears to … Continue reading

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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues

Sep
12,
2018
0

Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues 1) Advanced Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS 2) The Denham Amendment in the FAA Reauthorization bill If you ask truckers what is your focus right now and what are your priorities to … Continue reading

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ELD mandate leads to driver protest

Jul
1,
2017
3

As time gets closer to the ELD mandate taking effect, the conversations and debates about the rule are becoming more intense.  What is it about this rule which has created such intense outpouring of rage, opinion, and defiance?  And what … Continue reading

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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
2

More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers? Dr. Michael Belzer, an economist, recently told me that if Drivers wages increased 20%, the price of goods on the shelf would only increase about one half of 1%. That’s .50 cents … Continue reading

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ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power

Jan
9,
2017
12

Say No to additional Federal Laws used to preempt  State Labor Laws There are many concerns for drivers in 2017.  According to surveys, both from Overdrive and ATRI, on top of the list are the concerns for ELD and Hours … Continue reading

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ELD’s DO NOT prevent truckers from working more than 70 hrs/wk

May
17,
2016
3

  ELD’s DO NOT keep truckers from working more that 70 hours/week Has the General Public and Safety Advocacy Groups been Duped? THE BIG LIE: ELD’s keep drivers from working more that 70 hours/week and thus have the ability to … Continue reading

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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

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Is Truck Driver Pay the Answer to all Issues?

Nov
22,
2014
9

Professional CDL truck drivers have seen many changes over the past several years which have had a direct effect on their job abilities. From seemingly small changes such as the abolished use of cell phones ruling in 2011 to the … Continue reading

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Truck Parking and the 14 hour rule

Nov
12,
2014
2

By Tom Ingraldi I know I am beating the same drum here but… Most of the parking “shortage” is due to the present Hours of Service (HOS) and the 14 hour clock. Before that fiasco of a law, it was … Continue reading

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Division or Awareness? Trucking’s Perfect Storm

Jun
26,
2014
10

What a roller coaster ride over the last few weeks, and it appears quite a storm has been brewing within the trucking industry. Just to keep everyone up to date, here’s a brief review how it has gone down and … Continue reading

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