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Truckers Role in FMCSA Driver Training Advisory Committee

Dec
11,
2014
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Establishing a nationalized standard for entry-level driver training, which more specifically would include on-road training has been an ongoing issue within the trucking industry for nearly 30 years. With the signing of MAP-21 in July of 2012, the highway bill … Continue reading

Will Trucks of the Future Revolutionize Freight Shipping?

Nov
26,
2014
2

by  Lorenzo Estébanez Since the dawn of the space age, one of the biggest promises of the future was a driverless car. The future’s been a mixed bag—there aren’t any colonies in space, but the Internet is better than anyone … Continue reading

Is Truck Driver Pay the Answer to all Issues?

Nov
22,
2014
9

Professional CDL truck drivers have seen many changes over the past several years which have had a direct effect on their job abilities. From seemingly small changes such as the abolished use of cell phones ruling in 2011 to the … Continue reading

Industry holds solutions to trucking safety

Nov
17,
2014
4

Regardless of consistent evidence that continually shows that the highest percentage of auto-truck crashes are caused by the driver of the auto, the debate between the trucking industry and regulators rages on as implementing additional regulations upon the industry is … Continue reading

Empty Seats: A Trucker Strike of a Different Kind

Oct
21,
2014
3

The infamous truck driver shortage has been a continual news story for at least the past two to three decades as noted in this article from February of 1990: Driver Shortage Spurs Company Incentive Plans. This particular article from nearly … Continue reading

The Power of CDL Drivers Credentials

Oct
2,
2014
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There are many topics of discussion open within the trucking industry, and depending on who you are, the tone for the discussion will be set according to how you view the issue. Whether you’re the FMCSA, shipper, driver, carrier, safety … Continue reading

NMTA: Helping Truckers Succeed

Sep
24,
2014
2

In the ever-changing atmosphere of the trucking industry, education is the key to not only surviving, but in achieving any level of personal or business success. Many professional truck drivers become “trapped” within the idea that the only skill they … Continue reading

Trucker Issue Awareness and Mainstream Media

Sep
23,
2014
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There’s a mounting trend in the media regarding the Trucking industry, I‘d like to call it TIA or Trucker Issue Awareness. For years, drivers have attempted to put their issues in front of mainstream media, and it appears that some … Continue reading

SBTC Calls for FMCSA-FHWA Safe Truck Parking Task Force & Guide

Aug
17,
2014
2

There has been once again a growing concern regarding the dangers of Truck Parking Shortages throughout the nation. The recent murder of Michael Boeglin, a trucker parked outside of  shipper ThyssenKrupp’s property, waiting to be loaded, has created many folks from … Continue reading

OSHA Awards Damages for Fired Truck Driver

Aug
13,
2014
2

In a decision issued August 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has found that truck owner Terry Unrein fired truck driver Rebecca Barnhard for refusing to drive a truck with a defective steer tire and for complaining … Continue reading

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