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Truck Driver Recruiter Wages Surpass Driver Pay

Mar
6,
2013
1

Today, the average annual income for a commercial truck driver is roughly $34,000 and that is on a good year. Various other truck driver jobs such as a local delivery driver averages $29,000 per year which is less than most … Continue reading

Veteran Truckers Share Views on Truck Driver Pay via Facebook

Feb
6,
2013
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During a time of economic woes for millions of Americans, many have turned to the lure of professional truck driving as a new career. With continual media coverage spreading the news of a truck driver shortage and a vocation that … Continue reading

Freight Broker Training

Jan
31,
2013
1

The trucking industry is seeing more veteran drivers leaving the profession largely due to the over-regulation of the business. Coupled with 100,000 baby boomers approaching retirement age, along with a younger generation that sees the trucking lifestyle as unacceptable, many … Continue reading

Wanted: Unskilled, Professional Truck Drivers

Jan
23,
2013
8

With millions of people out of work and no future signs for economic growth, many are looking toward truck driving as a possible career. Truck driving schools and trucking companies continually advertise for the need in drivers and the promise … Continue reading

Overhauling the CDL Training Standards

Jan
17,
2013
4

As the FMCSA begins to take a look at the CDL training standards for entry-level truck drivers, the problems are too many to list in one post. Problems with proper truck driver training have been going on for years and … Continue reading

Truck Driver Training – Automatic or Manual?

Oct
11,
2012
12

By: Allen Smith Original Post: 10/08/2008 Updated: 10/11/2012 Many of those who are considering a career in professional truck driving are investigating the possibilities of obtaining their CDL training in a commercial motor vehicle with automatic transmission, rather than the … Continue reading

Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
26

As social media becomes more prevalent within the trucking community, professional truck drivers are learning that like all employees or contractors, they do have legal rights. For years, drivers have taken the brunt of the responsibilities imposed on them by … Continue reading

Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
2

By:  Allen Smith The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) states that the United States is headed for a truck driver shortage of 200,000 to 400,000 drivers within the next couple of years. Yet as of August 31, 2006, the Commercial Driver’s … Continue reading

CDL Training Owner Operator Lease Agreement

Jul
24,
2012
0

CDL training standards is one of the many major problems in the trucking industry today, which leads to a new driver leaving a truck driving career within six months. Recent CDL school graduates face many obstacles and all too often, … Continue reading

Trucking Group Teaches Faith without Works is Dead

Jul
18,
2012
0

Truck drivers throughout the country are feeling the ever increasing pressures and obstacles of driving professionally. CSA and the point system, EOBR’s included in the Transportation Bill, HOS, possible sleep apnea testing mandates, lack of truck parking, anti- idling laws, … Continue reading

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