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Truckers have questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jan
31,
2016
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“If you could ask one question to the 2016 Presidential Candidates concerning the future of the trucking industry and your career as a professional driver what would it be? Continue reading

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Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
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In years past, professional truck drivers were known as the “Knights of the Road”, looked upon as highway heroes crisscrossing the country in their donation toward the greatness of America. In the fifties and sixties, their pride in the profession … 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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Truckers Role in FMCSA Driver Training Advisory Committee

Dec
11,
2014
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Establishing a nationalized standard for entry-level driver training, which more specifically would include on-road training has been an ongoing issue within the trucking industry for nearly 30 years. With the signing of MAP-21 in July of 2012, the highway bill … Continue reading

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The Power of CDL Drivers Credentials

Oct
2,
2014
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There are many topics of discussion open within the trucking industry, and depending on who you are, the tone for the discussion will be set according to how you view the issue. Whether you’re the FMCSA, shipper, driver, carrier, safety … Continue reading

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Added Regulations No Answer for Truck Driver Fatigue

Jun
12,
2014
10

By: Allen Smith The recent fatal crash in New Jersey involving Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper has gained attention by anti-trucking and safety advocacy groups who believe that the industry still does not have enough regulations placed on drivers. Although … Continue reading

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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

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Top Four Reasons Qualified Truck Drivers Call It Quits

Mar
20,
2013
13

For the past thirty years, the turnover rate among truck drivers and the problems associated with motor carriers retaining drivers have been studied by the industry. Over a span of at least three decades, the second largest industry in the … Continue reading

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FMCSA making major changes to CSA program

Aug
30,
2012
1

  By: Richard Wilson Regulatory Compliance Manager Tran Services Trans Products The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be incorporating major changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, effective December, 2012. Among the changes planned for full launch … Continue reading

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FMCSA Hours of Service Compared to Other Countries

Jun
8,
2012
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By:  Allen Smith Within the last three and a half years, the U. S. trucking industry has seen the most expensive regulatory action in decades, imposing $46 billion in annual costs.  Current discussion on mandating EOBR’s on all trucks would … Continue reading

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