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I-95 Corridor Coalition to advise OTR CMV drivers about available truck parking

Nov
2,
2015
1

The Truck ‘N Park Demonstration System Goes Live on November 20, 2015. ATTENTION TRUCKERS!  Real-Time Truck Parking Space Availability Information At Rest Areas WHAT:           The I-95 Corridor Coalition, an alliance of transportation agencies along the Eastern Seaboard, is testing an … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Driver Shortage, Trucker Wages, and Safety

Oct
25,
2015
5

Truck Driver Shortage: Addressing Safety,  Driver Wages, Retention, Driver Job Hopping and Turnover rates. The time has come for everyone within the trucking industry to address the facts about the infamous truck driver shortage. The driver shortage is not really … Continue reading

The Keys to Maximize Owner Operator Success and Profits

Jul
25,
2015
2

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

Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

Freedom Drivers Project Impacts Human Trafficking Crisis

Apr
23,
2015
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With yesterday’s passing of bill S. 178, known as The Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act of 2015, American society has taken one step closer to fighting such atrocities against humanity. Unanimously passing in the Senate by a vote … Continue reading

Pride and Polish Truck Show adds “Everyday Truck Drivers” Category

Apr
14,
2015
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Many truckers are familiar with the 75 Chrome Shop located in Wildwood, Florida. Established in 1990, the shop has grown into much more than the name implies. Their 17th Annual Truck Show will be a three-day event scheduled for April … Continue reading

Cooking in the Truck Summit debuting at MATS 2015

Mar
11,
2015
1

For Immediate Release. Louisville, KY Linda Caffee, Freightliner Team Run Smart Pro and Tom Kyrk founder and chief blogger for Road Tested Living, will be hosting the first Cooking in the Truck Summit. This event will be held March 26th … Continue reading

Trucker victory for Obstruction of Justice “Right to Sleep” court case

Feb
25,
2015
5

Yesterday was a victorious day for fellow truck driver and friend Kenny Capell when he found out that his “Obstruction of Justice” case was dismissed.  Kenny immediately called to share the good news with us here at AskTheTrucker and  also … Continue reading

Truck driver retention and the generation gap

Feb
22,
2015
13

Although nobody will dispute the role that the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 had on the truck driver retention problem, the fact remains that the industry itself remains as a major player in its continuance. As far back … Continue reading

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