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The Profitability of Wellness

Apr
19,
2012
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Contributed by:  Jeff Clark –Trucking Solutions Group Getting freight moved takes a chain.  We all know that it takes a shipper, a consignee, and a trucking company to get freight where it needs to be. The trucking company needs drivers, … Continue reading

Truck Driver Stands Firm on OSHA Rights, Awarded $190,000

Mar
7,
2012
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Professional truck drivers are finally beginning to do something that they have not done for a very long time . . . exercising their rights under employment law.  I have often written about and discussed the rights that truckers have, if … Continue reading

Freight Broker Surety Bond Increase is Bad Legislation

Feb
29,
2012
5

Professional truck drivers are no strangers to fraudulent business practices within the trucking industry.  From the industry self-made driver shortage to the trucking company lease purchase deception, America’s long-haul truck drivers have very few true advocates on their side.  With … Continue reading

Regulatory Safety Violations Catching Up with Trucking Firms

Feb
8,
2012
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For years, trucking companies have been pushing their drivers beyond the federally mandated hours of service rule, not to mention other various violations such as poorly maintained equipment and running over the maximum weight allowed. These types of infractions have … Continue reading

Commercial Truck Drivers are Safest on the Road

Jan
25,
2012
1

Safety advocate groups continue to argue that commercial motor vehicle drivers contribute a major danger to road safety. Organizations and political leaders tend to bow to their suggestions in relationship to their own agendas. The bashing of our professional truck … Continue reading

Trucking Safety Violations Bring Steep Fines

Jan
14,
2012
6

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the newest federal law went into effect banning the use of cell phones by truckers while driving and with it . . . came steep fines. The FMCSA is stepping up its enforcement against motor carriers … Continue reading

Company Builds Trusted Community Among Trucking Professionals

Nov
23,
2011
2

Truck freight brokers have a poor reputation within the trucking industry among professional truck drivers.  The most common complaint between truck owner operators dealing with freight brokers is not being paid for their services or being paid for less than … Continue reading

Industry Philosophy: Blame the Truck Driver

Oct
5,
2011
5

The trucking industry is a weak commerce when it comes to standing up and accepting responsibility for their actions.  During a conversation with another driver last night who works for an area company, he was telling me about an incident … Continue reading

EEOC Ignores Motor Carrier Retaliation

Sep
29,
2011
1

Established on July 2nd, 1965, The EEOC is an independent federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination, including retaliation against employees by their employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states: “The law forbids retaliation when it comes … Continue reading

Paying the Cost for Long Term Truck Parking

Sep
13,
2011
3

By: Andy Warcaba The steady growth in truck traffic nationwide has increased the demand for parking along the Nation’s Interstate Highways. There is a major controversy on a national level as to whether there is sufficient parking available for truckers. … Continue reading

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