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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
0

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

The more unpaid hours you work, the less valued you are

Oct
28,
2016
5

We have been enduring a Driver shortage for 30yrs now that I am aware of. We have also seen 100% turnover rates for as long as I can remember! Could it be that the Drivers shortage is a profitable business … Continue reading

Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
4

In an effort to address the truck parking crisis, the Federal Highway Administration created the National Coalition on Truck Parking consisting of industry stakeholders.  Four events were scheduled to discuss the problems. As we approach the final meeting of 2016, … Continue reading

Trucker Advocacy Video Contest Winners

Sep
12,
2016
0

Starting in March 2016,Trucking Social Media (TSM) conducted a Truck Driver Video Advocacy Campaign, inviting all truckers to submit their video on the TSM. Videos were categorized in the Video Contest Category of TSM and were then shared through Social … Continue reading

ELD Mandate DOES affect ALL drivers

Jul
5,
2016
2

The ELD Mandate Appears to Affect Only the Few BUT Actually Affects US ALL!! Concerning ELD’s and OOIDA’s court battle against the FMCSA, I think we need to break things down to better understand the nature of the issue. ANALYSIS: … Continue reading

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

May
17,
2016
2

  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

Trucker Issues Circulate via Video and Social Media

Mar
28,
2016
1

Announcement for All drivers who want their voices heard about the topics concerning them within the trucking Industry. WATCH and SCORE CONTEST VIDEOS We want to invite you to be a part of a unique Video Advocacy campaign using Social … Continue reading

First step towards Gun Control is upon us

Jan
28,
2016
0

The 2nd amendment is something many Americans hold on to with conviction and every ounce of strength and fiber from within themselves. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights Amendment 2-Right to Bear Arms Passed by Congress September … Continue reading

Another Trucker Gets Shot: Allow Truckers to Defend Themselves

Jan
11,
2016
4

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2016 “Another Trucker Gets Shot: SBTC Challenges NRA to Back their Michael’s Law Amendment to 18 U.S. Code 926A to Allow Truckers to Defend Themselves…” In the aftermath of yet another trucker being shot … Continue reading

Trucking 2015 Highlights and 2016 Outlook

Jan
8,
2016
0

It’s 2016 and many of us are reflecting upon 2015 and so many of the events which have taken place.  There were many highlights during 2015 , including one of the most controversial of the year, FMCSA’s Final Rule for … Continue reading

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