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Trucker Issue Awareness and Mainstream Media

Sep
23,
2014
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There’s a mounting trend in the media regarding the Trucking industry, I‘d like to call it TIA or Trucker Issue Awareness. For years, drivers have attempted to put their issues in front of mainstream media, and it appears that some … Continue reading

Industry at Sea Event To Promote Trucking Partnerships

Jul
2,
2014
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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

AIPBA president calls for more transparency among small brokers

Apr
8,
2014
1

            AIPBA president James Lamb is calling for more transparency among small freight brokers as they deal with truckers.  His plan includes raising  standards, increasing driver pay, and to improve safety by encouraging compliance. Mr … Continue reading

Are fleets duty-bound to provide extreme weather help to their drivers?

Apr
8,
2014
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All fleet operators in the UK take road safety seriously. The country has some of the safest roads in the world and professional drivers and transport companies must take some of the credit for that. However, things are changing for … Continue reading

Founder of SBTC aims to raise truck driver wages and profits

Mar
30,
2014
1

Since the latest March 13th News Release from FMCSA,  DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries; The controversy has picked up once again for professional drivers. Although the Latest HOS regulations … Continue reading

The Health Law and How it is affecting the Trucking Industry

Mar
19,
2014
1

Join us March 20th at 6PM ET and be informed about one of the many choices the trucking industry faces: The Health Law and its affect on trucking. The battle is over and the Health Law is indeed law. Now … Continue reading

Trucking Industry- Know your driver

Jan
27,
2014
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  I remember roll call one evening when I was a young police officer in 1980.  We were discussing truckers and the threat those big rigs posed, not only from a highway safety perspective, but how they can be deadly … Continue reading

Is the Driver Shortage creating negligent hiring among carriers?

Dec
20,
2013
6

Being active in Social Media is time consuming, but the ability to share information with one another creates great benefits for all of us. While reading a thread on LinkedIn, I was going through a lot of the comments in … Continue reading

Trucking Industry Saves Millions in Driver Detention Pay

Oct
16,
2013
2

The Federal Government currently has approximately 4.1 million employees with an average annual salary of $78,500.  This figure would work out to be about $37.74 per hour. If each employee would work one hour a day for free, this would … Continue reading

Investigation Discovery Films the “Good Side of Trucking” at the 2012 Trucking Social Media Convention

Aug
8,
2013
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“Killer Truckers.   The title sends chills down the spine as it depicts a graphic image of an entire industry of big trucks rolling down the highway just waiting for the opportunity to take advantage of the naive and vulnerable, quenching their … Continue reading

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