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Sleep Apnea Testing Could Be Next Big Wave To Hit Truck Drivers

Dec
29,
2010
2

By: Allen Smith So all the complaining, blogging and voicing of opinions did not stop CSA from happening.  The same is true for the current hours of service change, recently proposed by the FMCSA.  For a time, everyone can share … Continue reading

FMCSA Issues Proposed Rule on Hours-of-Service Change

Dec
23,
2010
8

The FMCSA has issued a regulatory proposal that would revise the  hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for commercial truck drivers. Among the proposal, changes would include: Would retain the “34-hour restart” provision. The restart period would have to include two consecutive off-duty … Continue reading

Press Conference for New York State Rest Area Closing

Nov
16,
2010
3

A press conference has been scheduled by NY state Senator James Seward for Wednesday November 17th at 10 AM at the Worcester Rest Area: Located on I-88 between exits 18 and 19 (Ostego County) in order to discuss the seriousness … Continue reading

Where have all the Qualified Truck Drivers gone?

Nov
10,
2010
12

Donna Smith The trucking industry appears to be in a panic claiming there is a shortage of qualified truck drivers. For years we’ve heard the claim, “Truck Driver Shortage,”  that’s nothing new, but  what does this new phrase  mean exactly, … Continue reading

Truck Driver Shortage is Industry Created

Oct
7,
2010
3

By: Aubrey “Allen” Smith Truck driver shortage to reach 400,000 The main stream media needs to listen to truck drivers before reporting on a nation-wide shortage of drivers.   Reports of a truck driver shortage are now swelling to as high … Continue reading

Insulin Diabetes and the Commercial Truck Driver

Sep
27,
2010
3

Regulations surrounding the commercial truck driver seem to change daily.  Often, these new regulations and policies can be confusing, especially for those just beginning their career in professional truck driving.  As guidelines for medical qualifications become more strict, truck drivers … Continue reading

HOS Rule Change more serious than CSA

Sep
24,
2010
20

The trucking industry is gearing up for the new safety initiative, now known as simply CSA.  Discussion is abundant over the consequences to trucking companies and truck drivers, with estimates ranging between 100,000 and 300,000 as the number of truckers … Continue reading

Truckers Unite for 2nd National Call in Day for Jason’s Law

Sep
8,
2010
1

Mark your calendar for the 2nd National Call in Day, September 15th, requesting support for Jason’s Law and safe truck parking. For over 10 years the shortage of truck parking has been addressed many times, including confirmed studies presented by … Continue reading

50 Billion for Infrastructure and still No Mention of Safe Truck Parking

Sep
8,
2010
1

Yesterday September 6th was Labor Day, a day which President Obama chose to announce his 50 Billion dollar plan to hopefully increase the Labor force of this great country of ours. The program, which he hopes will pass through Congress … Continue reading

Trucking Across the George Washington Bridge

Aug
26,
2010
2

For many, it is known as simply “The GW” and sooner or later most long haul truckers are going to have it in their sights.  My best advise for new truck drivers who will be tackling the George Washington Bridge … Continue reading

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