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Category Archives: Talk Radio Show

How to Ensure Fair Trucker Wages in the 2015 Transportation Bill

Nov
19,
2015
10

In Early November, The House passed their 325 billion dollar long term Transportation Bill. Within the bill were items of concern for drivers, including the Denham Amendment, which would prove, if passed, to negatively affect driver wages. The amendment was … Continue reading

AskTheTrucker “Live” 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for drivers

Nov
12,
2015
5

MARK it DOWN !  Saturday Nov 14th at 6PM ET  AskTheTrucker ‘Live’ Trucking Open Forum AskTheTrucker ‘Live” Addressing 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for Professional Drivers Two Crucial Trucking Topics affecting professional drivers will be discussed Saturday 6PM ET Call in … Continue reading

Health Insurance- How expensive is it?

Sep
25,
2015
0

  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

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

Truckers’ call for higher wages gains momentum

Jul
19,
2015
0

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

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

FMCSA proposes to do away with driver Diabetes Exemption Program

Jun
27,
2015
4

The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that … Continue reading

Fighting CDL driver harassment, retaliation, and false DAC reporting

Jun
12,
2015
4

Many drivers have experienced, or are at the very least familiar with, employer retaliation via wrongful and often harmful false information reported to authorized agencies. It’s not an exaggeration to say that many a career has been ruined by these … 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

Telemedicine offers truckers access to medical care 24/7

May
26,
2015
1

For many, the trucking lifestyle is difficult enough, but when a driver is faced with an illness or sickness on the road, the difficulties can become much more serious. I remember years back when I became extremely ill while miles … Continue reading

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