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Veteran driver Hal Kiah’s insight of the trucking industry

Sep
8,
2014
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Our friend and fellow truck driver advocate, Hal Kiah, shares his thoughts about the trucking industry and explains why he believes truckers are leaving their driving careers. As a veteran driver, Hal has been instrumental in the last few years, … Continue reading

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3 parts of your truck that play an important role

Oct
9,
2013
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You may feel like you know your truck inside out, but it’s extremely vital that you recognize the importance of some of the smallest, and seemingly insignificant parts of your vehicle. There are some things in your truck that you … 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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Wanted: Unskilled, Professional Truck Drivers

Jan
23,
2013
8

With millions of people out of work and no future signs for economic growth, many are looking toward truck driving as a possible career. Truck driving schools and trucking companies continually advertise for the need in drivers and the promise … Continue reading

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OTR Trucking – Inside the Belly of the Beast

Aug
31,
2011
8

Pushing drivers over the HOS rule, filing false information on their DAC reports, cutting their miles, starving out both experienced and new drivers, failing to raise driver pay for decades, terminating drivers for following CSA regulations . . . motor … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers Can Shape Industry One Pen at a Time

Jan
20,
2011
2

During his address to Congress on August 12th, 1974, Gerald Ford said, “A government big enough to supply you with everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” As our nation’s truck drivers … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Succeeds Through Hard Work and Sacrifice

Dec
16,
2010
3

By: Allen Smith The trucking life is tough and is not for everyone.  In fact, many newcomers to the vocation will leave within the first six months, discovering that the exciting life on the road is not for them.  As … Continue reading

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Success as a Professional Truck Driver

Nov
25,
2010
2

Thanksgiving is here and with it will soon come a new year.  New resolutions will be made and broken as always, but for many, a new year will bring hope and determination for a better future.  With new challenges facing … Continue reading

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What Every CDL Student Should Know

Sep
11,
2009
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In today’s economy, many people are looking at professional truck driving as a possible career.  Their first stop?  CDL truck driver training school.  Before heading to the nearest CDL school,  CDL students need to know certain, important facts before making … Continue reading

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Tanker Truck

Jan
20,
2009
3

Truck driving jobs offer a large array of possiblities for employment.  Even with the downward turn we are noticing from the economic situation, truck driving jobs are still available.  With several large trucking companies cutting down on their offers to provide … Continue reading

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