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Health Insurance- How expensive is it?

Sep
25,
2015
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  One of the most well known sayings is, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” Before you go on reading the rest of this article, think about that for a moment.  Do you believe it? During … Continue reading

DO YEAR-ROUND DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVES REALLY WORK?

Sep
14,
2015
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Diesel fuels and diesel engines have changed significantly in recent years with some undesirable side-effects. This is especially true with ULSD and various blends of bio-fuels. Fleets, owner-operators, and others in the heavy-duty arena are well aware of these issues; … Continue reading

Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents

Sep
4,
2015
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Posted on August 27, 2015 by Rod Rehm   Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents The U.S. Department of Labor Blog recently released a resource that encourages the continued discussion of workers’ compensation and safety in the workplace. … Continue reading

Jason’s Law – USDOT truck parking survey leads to pledge & National Coalition on Truck Parking

Aug
24,
2015
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USDOT ‘Jason’s Law’ Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs In 2009 Hope Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the  truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing more … Continue reading

Truckers and their trucks – Instruments for suicide

Aug
21,
2015
1

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

The Keys to Maximize Owner Operator Success and Profits

Jul
25,
2015
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In an ideal world, carriers, shippers and freight brokers would all be working well together making sure that all are fairly compensated for the roles they play in moving freight across the country. Unfortunately that’s not what happens, and there … Continue reading

Truckers’ call for higher wages gains momentum

Jul
19,
2015
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On Saturday July 18th, the AskTheTrucker “Live” broadcast took on a display of unity and passion from trucking industry professional drivers which had not been sensed in a long time. The topic was truck drivers wages. The call was for … Continue reading

Attorney for Blacklisted Trucker wins case versus Mega Carrier

Jul
15,
2015
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  “A win for the good guys.” says attorney Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center, as he shares his enthusiasm after winning yet another case for a professional driver, this time it was  trucker Brian Ford V. New Prime, Inc. … Continue reading

Trucking Solutions Group provides free health screenings at GATS Health Pavilion

Jul
6,
2015
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  As the trucking industry becomes more aware of the need for improved truck driver health, professional drivers themselves are taking it upon themselves to become more aware and accountable of their health and the inevitable consequences that can result … Continue reading

Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?

Jun
29,
2015
1

On May 4th the FMCSA  posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Under the current regulation, a driver with insulin treated diabetes may not operate a CMV … Continue reading

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