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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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Tim Taylor and NetworkFOB lead the way in support for Jason’s Law and Trucker Safety

Aug
6,
2014
3

Since the June 26th murder of truck driver Michael Boeglin in Detroit, much attention has been directed towards the serious lack of truck parking crisis and its direct association with truck driver fatigue and driver safety. Not only is there … Continue reading

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Industry at Sea Event To Promote Trucking Partnerships

Jul
2,
2014
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Hosted by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, (“SBTC”), 2014 will mark the 2nd year for the Industry at Sea event which works to bring together trucking professionals from all areas of the industry including truck drivers, property brokers, freight … Continue reading

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How to Submit Comments to FMCSA

Jul
1,
2014
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Many times drivers want to be a part of the Rule Making Process of the FMCSA or be a part of the public comments of the FMCSA ‘s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) however, they are intimidated by the … Continue reading

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Division or Awareness? Trucking’s Perfect Storm

Jun
26,
2014
10

What a roller coaster ride over the last few weeks, and it appears quite a storm has been brewing within the trucking industry. Just to keep everyone up to date, here’s a brief review how it has gone down and … Continue reading

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SBTC to Host Trucking Conference at Sea

Jun
22,
2014
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The Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) is hosting an educational and networking conference for the trucking industry, scheduled for September 12th – 15th, 2014. The Industry at Sea event is a three-night Nassau, Bahamas cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean’s … Continue reading

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Added Regulations No Answer for Truck Driver Fatigue

Jun
12,
2014
10

By: Allen Smith The recent fatal crash in New Jersey involving Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper has gained attention by anti-trucking and safety advocacy groups who believe that the industry still does not have enough regulations placed on drivers. Although … Continue reading

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Many sides of truckings’ mandatory detention pay dispute

Jun
2,
2014
6

  Lack of Detention Time Pay is nothing new, it’s been happening for years, so why all the talk now? Drivers are becoming fed up with a lot of things going on; Too many regulations and proposed rules, high fuel … Continue reading

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AIPBA president calls for more transparency among small brokers

Apr
8,
2014
1

            AIPBA president James Lamb is calling for more transparency among small freight brokers as they deal with truckers.  His plan includes raising  standards, increasing driver pay, and to improve safety by encouraging compliance. Mr … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Used Truck Engines

Apr
8,
2014
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For pick up trucks and other trucks used for all kinds of professional, industrial, agricultural or leisure activities, there are a wide range of engines that can be used to motivate the vehicles. While some engines are widely associated with … Continue reading

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