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Return of Railroad System Planned For Trucking Traffic Cut-Back

Apr
29,
2009
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The Obama Administration is moving forward as part as their stimulus package plan, to bring back transportation by way of the railroad system, such as were the days of the 19th Century.  Pledging $8 Billion for the plan, it will … Continue reading

Virginia Rest Area Closings – More to the Story?

Apr
26,
2009
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It has come to my attention that a driving force behind Virginia’s goal to close the rest areas could actually have something to do with the plans of building a railroad transportation yard on U.S. Route 11 in Elliston, VA.  … Continue reading

Truckers Not Welcome in Greenwich, Connecticut

Apr
20,
2009
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Residents of Greenwich, Connecticut continue their fight to prevent truckers from parking along I-95 and other various places.  Weeks after the state DOT placed 26 signs along a 1.5 mile-long stretch of I-95 from the New York state line to … Continue reading

VDOT Special Guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE”

Apr
15,
2009
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This evening, April 15th, 2009 at 7 PM EST, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show welcomes special guest, Jeffrey Caldwell,  Chief of Communications for the Virginia DOT.  Mr. Caldwell will give as much of his time as possible to … Continue reading

Truckers United: A True Brotherhood

Apr
1,
2009
2

For those who have been following, you know that there has been a tremendous amount of discussion regarding the hours of service rules and the laws of the State of Virginia in regards to truck drivers and the lack of … Continue reading

Trucker Rest Stop Closings vs Trucker Safety

Mar
19,
2009
1

There’s been a lot of talk about VDOT proposal to close down more than half of the rest stops in Virginia, with most on the I-81 corridor. If this proposal were to pass, more than 300 miles would exist between … Continue reading

Trucker Caught with 1200 Pounds of Pot in Truck

Mar
11,
2009
3

From The Associated Press This  photo by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety shows a seized spinach can filled with marijuana.  Police with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Division found 1,200 pounds of marijuana packed in cans labeled as … Continue reading

Are You an Insurable Driver? That is the Question

Dec
14,
2008
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When considering a career as a professional truck driver, all too often our past can catch up with us. Whether it be violations on our driving record or former mistakes we’ve made such as misdemeanors or even felonies, suddenly we … Continue reading

The DOT: Friend or Foe?

Mar
12,
2007
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Trucking companies and those involved in professional truck driving, understand that they have a higher authority that they must answer to. You will find those individuals within the trucking industry that will continually complain about the wrongdoing of this authority … Continue reading

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