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Raising Awareness is Key to Truck Drivers Issues

Apr
26,
2011
1

I often hear from truck drivers who refer to themselves as a “voice in the wilderness.” When you look at the general public as a whole, they have no clue about the struggles and governmental bureaucracy that drivers face on … Continue reading

Trucking Regulations Can Add to Driver Health Problems

Apr
20,
2011
3

In today’s safety-conscious environment for the trucking industry, the professional truck driver is facing the possibilities of more regulations, all in the name of safety.  Nobody will dispute the importance of safety, but a major aspect that is most often … Continue reading

Trucking with 97,000 Pounds – Sit Down, Shut Up and Hold On!

Apr
13,
2011
6

Having hauled household goods for most of my life, the maximum weight I averaged carrying was around 28,000 pounds, giving me a total gross weight of about 55,000 pounds.  When my body could no longer handle the physical aspects of … Continue reading

Problem Trucking Students Fall Prey to CDL School Greed

Apr
8,
2011
32

By: Allen Smith Many CDL truck driving schools continue to lure prospective students into class through the promises of big money and guaranteed employment.  The fact is, many trucking companies are hiring new CDL school graduates and getting those unemployed … Continue reading

Qualifed Driver Shortage Linked to CDL Training Standards

Mar
30,
2011
1

What has always been termed as a truck driver shortage, is now being referred to as a shortage of qualified drivers.  It is a manipulation of words in order to achieve the success of a particular agenda.  A shortage of … Continue reading

Leading Social Media Expert to Speak at Truck Driver Convention

Mar
13,
2011
1

Social media experts agree that the trucking industry is still lagging behind other industries when it comes to utilizing the tools of social media.  Tools which can help professional truck drivers to further their careers or companies and corporations to … Continue reading

The Disappearing American Trucker

Mar
11,
2011
5

I received the following email from a driver who will remain anonymous, providing his insight into the future of the U. S. trucking industry, based on his years of experience: “I stumbled upon your website after reading the article about … Continue reading

Trucking DAC Services May Be Above the Law

Mar
5,
2011
0

Attorneys across the nation have contacted me in regards to erroneous information that is often placed on truck drivers’ DAC reports.  In the beginning, they are highly motivated to move in on what appears to be an action in clear … Continue reading

AskTheTrucker Announces First Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention

Feb
3,
2011
4

In association with Truth About Trucking, LLC, AskTheTrucker.com invites you to attend the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention on Saturday, October 15th, 2011.  The event will take place at the Gold Strike Resort and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. … Continue reading

Raising Truck Driver Pay

Jan
24,
2011
2

As of January 13th, 2011 the average pay for company truck drivers was reported to be $53,000 per year.  In reality, we know that this is totally false.  Also in reality, we know that average truck driver salaries for job … Continue reading

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