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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

Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
5

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

The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

False DAC Reporting Still Major Problem for CDL Drivers

Jun
19,
2014
0

California based Worker’s Council Law Firm continues its work toward building a verifiable database relating to inaccuracies placed on professional CDL truck drivers’ DAC Reports. The Worker’s Council created the DAC Report Class Action Registry largely due to the response … Continue reading

Pilot Flying J Steps Down as Trucking Social Media Presenting Sponsor

Apr
25,
2013
0

Due to the recent allegations brought against the Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, the organization has agreed with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention (TDSMC) hosts to step down as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Convention. The decision by … Continue reading

2013 Trucking Social Media Convention Set for October

Feb
21,
2013
0

  Trucking Social Media and Presenting Sponsor Pilot Flying J Travel Centers are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention at Harrah’s Resort & Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri for Ocober 11th-13th. The TDSMC brings … Continue reading

Veteran Truckers Share Views on Truck Driver Pay via Facebook

Feb
6,
2013
0

During a time of economic woes for millions of Americans, many have turned to the lure of professional truck driving as a new career. With continual media coverage spreading the news of a truck driver shortage and a vocation that … Continue reading

EOBRs mandate still has issues

Nov
14,
2012
1

By: Allen Smith Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has made the agency’s commitment to the EOBR rulemaking very clear by stating, “It is definitely on the way.” Professional truck drivers who oppose any such … Continue reading

FMCSA Hours of Service Compared to Other Countries

Jun
8,
2012
0

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

FMCSA Official to Address 2012 Truck Driver Convention

May
28,
2012
0

Elaine M. Papp RN, MSN COHN-S CM, is the Division Chief of the Office of Medical Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in Washington, D.C. and will be joining us as our special guest speaker for the 2nd … Continue reading

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