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The Pickens Plan and Stimulating America

Aug
4,
2009
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The trucking industry is changing or at least let’s say that it better change.  Thousands of trucking companies went out of business in 2008 and many more are still struggling to hold on.   New CDL drivers right out of school … Continue reading

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Let’s Bring Jason’s Law to the Great American Trucking Show

Jul
21,
2009
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The brotherhood of truckers.   It’s out there … still … I’m sure of it.  Your support of Jason’s Law has generated, at this point, 7582 signatures on the Jason’s Law petition.   Your support is greatly appreciated.  Many of us are … Continue reading

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Will Sleep Apnea Test be New Regulation for Trucking?

Jul
14,
2009
34

By: Allen Smith There may be a new regulation coming for the trucking industry.  If so, this new requirement could effect as many as 3.9 million licensed commercial truck drivers, according to a recent study by the Cambridge Health Alliance. … Continue reading

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Heartland Express Reports Quarterly Profit

Jul
14,
2009
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By: Allen Smith Heartland Express, Inc., based out of Iowa, reported a 2% second-quarter profit earlier today.  The company stated that they are seeing the worst economic downturn in its history, and commented that it:  “has not seen any strong … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Loses Job as Child Dies

Jul
14,
2009
12

Truck driver, Andre Walls had been trucking over the road for two and a half years.  He had never had an accident and had never received a ticket.  Two and a half years of perfect driving and being an excellent … Continue reading

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CDL Training – How Students Can End their Career, Before it Begins

Jul
8,
2009
5

Over the road trucking is a tough vocation.  It’s even tougher now with the economy struggling as it is.  Many CDL schools are still reporting an 85% – 90% placement rate for recent CDL graduates.  On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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Truck Driver DAC Report – Stop the Abuse

Jul
8,
2009
7

Trucking companies abuse the DAC reporting system which can end the career of professional truck drivers.  Please sign the petition to STOP False DAC Reporting.  We believe this abuse by many trucking companies and the DAC Services is in violation … Continue reading

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DAC Petition hits 100+ Signatures – More Needed

Jul
6,
2009
1

Our petition to STOP False DAC Reporting has hit the 100+ signature mark.  We appreciate all the support we have received thus far, but we are needing many more in order to build the strength behind the proposal to be … Continue reading

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Petition to Stop False DAC Reporting

Jul
2,
2009
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We are preparing to submit a letter of proposal to the appropriate Senator(s) and Representatives of Congress concerning the false reports and accusations being placed on truck drivers’ DAC reports by the trucking companies who abuse this service. The DAC … Continue reading

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How to Report Workplace Harassment

Jun
30,
2009
2

Internet trucking talk radio show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” continued their efforts in reporting the abuse and harassment that is taking place in some areas of the trucking industry.  Seldom reported, more and more are “speaking out” against this workplace … Continue reading

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