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OTR Trucking – Inside the Belly of the Beast

Aug
31,
2011
8

Pushing drivers over the HOS rule, filing false information on their DAC reports, cutting their miles, starving out both experienced and new drivers, failing to raise driver pay for decades, terminating drivers for following CSA regulations . . . motor … Continue reading

Male Harassment Against Women in Trucking, Much Deeper Problem

Aug
29,
2011
6

For legal assistance, locate an attorney that specializes in workplace harassment. The harassment against women truck drivers by men is one of those “dirty little secrets” of the trucking industry.  The majority of harassment incidents against female drivers go unreported … Continue reading

Truck Driver PSP Becoming Second DAC Report

Aug
23,
2011
13

In years past, trucking companies pushed drivers to run over the HOS rules and many other violations, showing complete disregard for their safety and health. Now, with the recent implementation of the CSA, this practice is coming back to bite … Continue reading

Truck Driving Unappreciated Job, but Honorable Profession

Aug
12,
2011
12

The truck driver, 1500 miles away from home and family and dealing with traffic, weather, load schedules, health problems, lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, regulations, DOT, logbook, road congestion, road construction . . . and on top of all … Continue reading

Increase in Spinal Back Pain Among Long Haul Truck Drivers

Aug
11,
2011
2

Long haul trucking was recently named as one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in America and the medical field is seeing an increase in spinal injuries and back pain among long haul truck drivers. Although there are over … Continue reading

U.S. Trucking Industry Gears Up for Incoming Mexican Trucks

Aug
4,
2011
3

Under the new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, Mexican trucks and drivers could begin hauling freight through out the lower 48 states as early as this month or by September.  The agreement, basically signed in secrecy between … Continue reading

Survey Results for Company Owner Operator Lease Purchase Plan

Jul
14,
2011
0

The long-haul trucking industry is notorious for taking advantage of those in desperate situations.  From the CDL schools and the motor carriers who operate in such a manner, thousands are pulled in by the promises of big money by the … Continue reading

Truck Drivers to Face Stricter DOT Medical Exams

Jun
20,
2011
4

Truck driver, Ed Webb learned first-hand how states are increasing their attention to the testing of sleep apnea. After being woken up by an Indiana state trooper when he heard snoring coming from the truck, he found himself being audited … Continue reading

2011 National Call in Day For Jason’s Law Set For June 23rd

Jun
7,
2011
3

It’s been over 2 years now since the murder of truck driver Jason Rivenburg. By now, most everyone within the trucking industry is familiar with the story of  New York state resident and OTR truck driver, Jason Rivenburg who was … Continue reading

Truck Drivers with Diabetes – How High is too High?

May
5,
2011
12

Sites all across the internet are showing that qualification for a CDL truck driver requires a blood sugar reading of less than 200.  I would like for someone, anyone,  to provide me with the link to the regulation that actually … Continue reading

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