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Self insurance in the competitive trucking market

Mar
20,
2017
3

Self Insurance. The Deck is Stacked in Trucking I got a phone call from Tilden Curl earlier. It seems that Bloomberg News has become aware of his paper calling for the elimination of a carriers ability to self insure. This … Continue reading

ATA urges TIC to include provision in AIRR Act keeping trucker wages low

Feb
10,
2016
9

There they go again! It seems large motor carriers will do just about anything not to be accountable for paying significantly low truck driver wages,  then taking measures to assure these low wages can not be overruled! All this, while … Continue reading

Dispatch Services: Legit, Misguided or Fraudulent?

May
6,
2015
0

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) recently issued a decision in the matter of an application (Docket Number: FMCSA-2013-0513) for a categorical exemption from the minimum property broker and surface freight forwarder financial security requirements imposed by the Moving … Continue reading

Truck driver retention and the generation gap

Feb
22,
2015
13

Although nobody will dispute the role that the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 had on the truck driver retention problem, the fact remains that the industry itself remains as a major player in its continuance. As far back … Continue reading

Industry at Sea Event To Promote Trucking Partnerships

Jul
2,
2014
0

Hosted by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, (“SBTC”), 2014 will mark the 2nd year for the Industry at Sea event which works to bring together trucking professionals from all areas of the industry including truck drivers, property brokers, freight … Continue reading

Drivers Are True Collateral Damage of CSA

Mar
26,
2013
3

The premise of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program was to finally hold both motor carriers and truck drivers accountable in adhering to the established safety regulations in place for the trucking industry. It was in fact, described … Continue reading

Listening to the American Trucker

May
23,
2012
0

By:  Allen Smith Trucking companies continually advise that they are interested in hearing what truck drivers have to say. They want to know their thoughts, ideas, opinions and solutions as they relate to the state of the industry. Motor carriers … Continue reading

Truck Driver Retention Rate is Industry Controlled

May
1,
2012
5

By:  Allen Smith The American Trucking Association provides updated reports as the truck driver turnover rate rises, explaining that it is a good sign for the industry.  The reason most often given is that it is due to higher freight … Continue reading

Commercial Truck Drivers are Safest on the Road

Jan
25,
2012
1

Safety advocate groups continue to argue that commercial motor vehicle drivers contribute a major danger to road safety. Organizations and political leaders tend to bow to their suggestions in relationship to their own agendas. The bashing of our professional truck … Continue reading

Trucking Safety Violations Bring Steep Fines

Jan
14,
2012
6

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the newest federal law went into effect banning the use of cell phones by truckers while driving and with it . . . came steep fines. The FMCSA is stepping up its enforcement against motor carriers … Continue reading

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