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The more unpaid hours you work, the less valued you are

Oct
28,
2016
5

We have been enduring a Driver shortage for 30yrs now that I am aware of. We have also seen 100% turnover rates for as long as I can remember! Could it be that the Drivers shortage is a profitable business … Continue reading

The overreach of Regulatory Power- How far can it go?

Oct
22,
2016
7

One of the biggest concerns for most Americans is the size and power of government,specifically the “regulatory arm” of the Federal bureaucracy. Truckers know this all too well. Many times, in the name of “safety,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety … Continue reading

Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
4

In an effort to address the truck parking crisis, the Federal Highway Administration created the National Coalition on Truck Parking consisting of industry stakeholders.  Four events were scheduled to discuss the problems. As we approach the final meeting of 2016, … Continue reading

Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation

May
23,
2016
2

Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation           If drivers do not want Speed Limiters on heavy trucks from becoming another law, then they will need to do something. As professional truck drivers, we are aware of how … Continue reading

To Repair or to Replace: When Commercial Vehicles Break Down

May
20,
2016
1

To Repair or to Replace: When Commercial Vehicles Break Down   A truck in your fleet has started billowing more black smoke than usual, or the lifting arm on your excavator just doesn’t lift like it used to. The time … Continue reading

ELD’s DO NOT prevent truckers from working more than 70 hrs/wk

May
17,
2016
2

  ELD’s DO NOT keep truckers from working more that 70 hours/week Has the General Public and Safety Advocacy Groups been Duped? THE BIG LIE: ELD’s keep drivers from working more that 70 hours/week and thus have the ability to … Continue reading

Trucker Issues Circulate via Video and Social Media

Mar
28,
2016
1

Announcement for All drivers who want their voices heard about the topics concerning them within the trucking Industry. WATCH and SCORE CONTEST VIDEOS We want to invite you to be a part of a unique Video Advocacy campaign using Social … Continue reading

Truth behind trucker wage theft and FAA bill Section 611

Feb
18,
2016
4

Trucking management/American Trucking Assoc., an organization that claims to speak for the American Trucking Industry that does not have one truck driver member and furthermore claims a membership of about 36,000 members. Many of these members are manufacturing OEMs, distributors, … Continue reading

ATA urges TIC to include provision in AIRR Act keeping trucker wages low

Feb
10,
2016
9

There they go again! It seems large motor carriers will do just about anything not to be accountable for paying significantly low truck driver wages,  then taking measures to assure these low wages can not be overruled! All this, while … Continue reading

First step towards Gun Control is upon us

Jan
28,
2016
0

The 2nd amendment is something many Americans hold on to with conviction and every ounce of strength and fiber from within themselves. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights Amendment 2-Right to Bear Arms Passed by Congress September … Continue reading

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