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Federal Rules target medically unfit truck drivers

Dec
5,
2008
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By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer  – Tue Dec 2, 12:01 pm ET WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are taking steps to get medically unfit truck and bus drivers off the road after being accused for years of dragging their feet on the issue. Under … Continue reading

South Dakota Outreach Effort Needing Owner Operators Assistance

Dec
1,
2008
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I was just contacted by a wonderful lady who is heading up a special South Dakota Outreach Effort in order to assist victims of recent blizzard conditions, effecting various Native American Reservations.  They are in great need of Owner Operators … Continue reading

Hours of Service Regulations to Stay the Same

Nov
30,
2008
0

The proposed new rules for the hours of service regulations have been tossed out by the court, thus keeping the HOS rules the same. Set to go into effect in January, 2009, the agency officials chose to keep the current … Continue reading

The Trucking Industry- Should We Keep Everything a “Secret”?

Nov
29,
2008
1

by Donna Smith I have to say that I am pretty annoyed with a lot of folks out there who are continually trying to pretend that everything is “peachy keen” within the trucking industry. It appears that their goal is to create … Continue reading

Truck Driving Jobs- Empty Promises

Nov
27,
2008
4

by Allen Smith The website for “The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State by State Guide” is live.  The book is quickly becoming a favorite and I hope it helps all those in trucking make the all important decision of “which … Continue reading

Trucking Careers and the Economy

Nov
24,
2008
2

by Allen Smith As the Nation continues to become more fearful about the present day economy, more than ever there are those investigating trucking as “the career of choice”. The number 1 question that arises is: ” Is Truck Driving a Stable … Continue reading

Freight Broker – Start Your Own Business

Nov
23,
2008
4

by Allen Smith Have certain problems prevented you from receiving your CDL, but you still want to work within the trucking industry?  Are you an Owner Operator and you find that you’re losing money on the load boards?  Would you like … Continue reading

Driving Record – Understanding the Point System

Nov
23,
2008
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by Allen Smith A major concern for truck drivers is ( or at least it should be) their driving record and how the point system will effect their employment status. The point system for each state varies, but there is … Continue reading

The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State by State Guide

Nov
20,
2008
10

by Allen Smith Many who have subscribed to the Truth About Trucking  newsletter are waiting for the release of my latest book, “The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State By State Guide“. With the economy hurting as it is, I believe this is … Continue reading

Women in Trucking can Make a Difference

Nov
19,
2008
5

One of the most courageous woman truckers right now is writing on the AskTheTrucker blog, exposing the treatment and tactics allowed to continue within the trucking industry, as viewed through her eyes and own experiences.  The purpose for these posts are two fold: … Continue reading

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