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How to Ensure Fair Trucker Wages in the 2015 Transportation Bill

Nov
19,
2015
4

In Early November, The House passed their 325 billion dollar long term Transportation Bill. Within the bill were items of concern for drivers, including the Denham Amendment, which would prove, if passed, to negatively affect driver wages. The amendment was … Continue reading

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 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

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

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

Drivers Are True Collateral Damage of CSA

Mar
26,
2013
3

The premise of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program was to finally hold both motor carriers and truck drivers accountable in adhering to the established safety regulations in place for the trucking industry. It was in fact, described … Continue reading

Real Solutions to the Truck Driver Shortage

Jul
5,
2012
1

For the first quarter of 2012, the truck driver turnover rate has climbed to 90% which reflects a 51% increase since the same time period from 2010.  Motor carriers are once again being reported as “scrambling” for qualified CDL truck … Continue reading

Listening to the American Trucker

May
23,
2012
0

By:  Allen Smith Trucking companies continually advise that they are interested in hearing what truck drivers have to say. They want to know their thoughts, ideas, opinions and solutions as they relate to the state of the industry. Motor carriers … Continue reading

Company Builds Trusted Community Among Trucking Professionals

Nov
23,
2011
2

Truck freight brokers have a poor reputation within the trucking industry among professional truck drivers.  The most common complaint between truck owner operators dealing with freight brokers is not being paid for their services or being paid for less than … Continue reading

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