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Trucking Lease Scam Perfect for DAC Lies

Aug
11,
2009
12

The trucking company owner operator lease-purchase scam.  I’ve talked about it … I’ve written about it … I’ve done talk shows about it.   Truth About Trucking was established with one goal in mind:  to provide the answers to the insider … Continue reading

Truckers to Shape Up or Ship Out

Aug
11,
2009
11

Next time you stop after a hard day’s run at your favorite diner, you may want to think again before ordering that chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy!  The trucking industry just keeps on changing, and now . … Continue reading

The Pickens Plan and Stimulating America

Aug
4,
2009
0

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

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

Bullying in the Workplace

Jun
13,
2009
7

As elementary as it may seem, intimidation by the workplace bully has actually become a silent epidemic . . . not only in this country, but worldwide.  A recent study on bullying in the workplace, showed that 37% of the … Continue reading

Student Truck Drivers Often Face Hostility and Abuse

Jun
8,
2009
8

Harassment, verbal and physical abuse, sexual assault and even rape is being reported within the trucking industry on student drivers by their driver trainers.  Though most driver trainers are highly professional and respectful to their student trainees, there are those … Continue reading

Freight Broker Optimistic about Trucking

May
6,
2009
0

Jack Martin of A1 Freight Broker Training was our special guest last night on trucking talk radio: Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”   Pointing out the downturn in the economy and the effects the recession has had on the trucking industry, Mr. … Continue reading

Return of Railroad System Planned For Trucking Traffic Cut-Back

Apr
29,
2009
5

The Obama Administration is moving forward as part as their stimulus package plan, to bring back transportation by way of the railroad system, such as were the days of the 19th Century.  Pledging $8 Billion for the plan, it will … Continue reading

Truckers United: A True Brotherhood

Apr
1,
2009
2

For those who have been following, you know that there has been a tremendous amount of discussion regarding the hours of service rules and the laws of the State of Virginia in regards to truck drivers and the lack of … Continue reading

Trucking and Biofuels

Mar
16,
2009
2

Solar energy 18 wheelers…Climbing Snoqualmie Pass with wind power…where will the future of Biofuels and alternative energy take the trucking industry?  Will there ever be another source of energy greater than what we derive from ‘good ole’ coal? With OPEC … Continue reading

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