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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

Driver Fatigue Prevention Act Ignores Truckers Overtime Pay

Dec
28,
2011
1

On December 12th, 2011 Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced to congress, bill S.1977, known as the Driver Fatigue Prevention Act. The purpose of the bill is to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that over-the-road bus drivers … Continue reading

New Trucking Hours of Service Rule Take Effect July 1, 2013

Dec
23,
2011
57

The FMCSA issued their final ruling for the new hours of service rules which largely will take effect on July 1, 2013.  There are some provisions, such as changes in the definitions of egregious violations and on-duty time, which will take … Continue reading

EEOC Ignores Motor Carrier Retaliation

Sep
29,
2011
1

Established on July 2nd, 1965, The EEOC is an independent federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination, including retaliation against employees by their employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states: “The law forbids retaliation when it comes … Continue reading

Top 25 CSA Violations by Drivers and Carriers

Aug
30,
2011
1

By:  Rickey Gooch of Justice for Truckers Top 25 CSA violations by truck drivers and motor carriers 1. Driver’s record of duty status not current 2. Inoperative required lamps. A direct cause of being stopped and inspected 3. Log violation … Continue reading

Truck Driving Unappreciated Job, but Honorable Profession

Aug
12,
2011
12

The truck driver, 1500 miles away from home and family and dealing with traffic, weather, load schedules, health problems, lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, regulations, DOT, logbook, road congestion, road construction . . . and on top of all … Continue reading

Increase in Spinal Back Pain Among Long Haul Truck Drivers

Aug
11,
2011
2

Long haul trucking was recently named as one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in America and the medical field is seeing an increase in spinal injuries and back pain among long haul truck drivers. Although there are over … Continue reading

U.S. Trucking Industry Gears Up for Incoming Mexican Trucks

Aug
4,
2011
3

Under the new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, Mexican trucks and drivers could begin hauling freight through out the lower 48 states as early as this month or by September.  The agreement, basically signed in secrecy between … Continue reading

Truck Drivers Uniting

Jul
28,
2011
0

Press Release: The First Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention is uniting, honoring, and giving a bona fide voice to the Professional CDL Driver. Those most concerned individuals, companies and organizations within trucking will meet with America’s Professional Truck Drivers … Continue reading

Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax due date has been delayed by the IRS until November.

Jul
23,
2011
1

Attention Truckers!! The IRS Form 2290, also known as the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax has been delayed by the IRS until November. Click here for full details from the IRS.gov website. The 2011-2012 IRS Form 2290 will be due … Continue reading

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