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Truckers and their trucks – Instruments for suicide

Aug
21,
2015
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One of the dark secrets that you may not hear about very often are the stories about the truckers and their trucks who have been the unfortunate chosen targets used as the means to end another ones life. As suicide … Continue reading

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FMCSA Division Chief to address trucking medical regulation concerns

May
21,
2014
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Elaine Papp, RN, MSN, COHN-S CM, Division Chief for the FMCSA Office of Medical Programs of the FMCSA will once again be joining us on Truth About Trucking ‘Live June 19th 2014 at 6PM ET.  The last time Ms Papp was … Continue reading

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Smart Trucking Technology

Apr
28,
2014
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  There’s so much going on within trucking trucking right now it could make your head spin!  When you look at just a few of the topics of concern; regulations, EPA, CARB, fuel prices, a main question we always find … Continue reading

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Trucking affected by high fuel prices, fuel efficiency and emission regulations

Feb
27,
2014
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It’s been over a week since the President announced his commitment to establishing standards for fuel efficiency,  greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and dependency on foreign oil.  The DOT and EPA have been directed to develop and issue a Notice of … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Stands Firm on OSHA Rights, Awarded $190,000

Mar
7,
2012
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Professional truck drivers are finally beginning to do something that they have not done for a very long time . . . exercising their rights under employment law.  I have often written about and discussed the rights that truckers have, if … Continue reading

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Twitter and FaceBook Provide Live Coverage of FMCSA Meetings to Truckers

Feb
22,
2012
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“If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.”   Well, Not necessarily . . . These days, Todd Dills and Richard Wilson are proving that the use of social media may very well bring … Continue reading

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Regulatory Safety Violations Catching Up with Trucking Firms

Feb
8,
2012
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For years, trucking companies have been pushing their drivers beyond the federally mandated hours of service rule, not to mention other various violations such as poorly maintained equipment and running over the maximum weight allowed. These types of infractions have … Continue reading

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Trucking Safety Violations Bring Steep Fines

Jan
14,
2012
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On Tuesday, January 3rd, the newest federal law went into effect banning the use of cell phones by truckers while driving and with it . . . came steep fines. The FMCSA is stepping up its enforcement against motor carriers … Continue reading

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Company Builds Trusted Community Among Trucking Professionals

Nov
23,
2011
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Truck freight brokers have a poor reputation within the trucking industry among professional truck drivers.  The most common complaint between truck owner operators dealing with freight brokers is not being paid for their services or being paid for less than … Continue reading

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Trucker Voices Heard at First Annual Convention

Oct
26,
2011
4

  Attendees traveled from twenty eight U.S. states and two countries to participate in the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention. Drivers and industry professionals from Canada and Norway took part in the first-of-its-kind event, visiting with attendees from … Continue reading

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