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Violence Against Driver Trainers by Trainees

Sep
8,
2011
1

We have often written about and discussed the lack of poor CDL training requirements within the trucking industry.  Due to the constant turning over of drivers, a never-ending revolving door exists between the CDL truck driving schools and the motor … Continue reading

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

Top 25 CSA Violations by Drivers and Carriers

Aug
30,
2011
1

By:  Rickey Gooch of Justice for Truckers Top 25 CSA violations by truck drivers and motor carriers 1. Driver’s record of duty status not current 2. Inoperative required lamps. A direct cause of being stopped and inspected 3. Log violation … 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

Landon Middleton Discusses Trucking Social Media

Aug
24,
2011
0

In this age of technology, with instant messaging and the ability to connect and communicate around the globe within a matter of seconds, social media has become a primary source of interactive dialogue for both business and personal strategies. One … 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 Driver DAC Report Class Action Registry

Aug
17,
2011
5

In July of 2009, I began the Stop False DAC Reporting petition which as of this date has received 2,180 signatures.  Having been in contact with several law firms across the country, it has been an on-going battle to bring … Continue reading

Motor Carrier Safety Department is in Name Only

Aug
10,
2011
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Through out the U. S. trucking industry, safety is the word that continues to draw attention as the top priority for motor carriers.  The FMCSA is responsible for establishing the safety guidelines that all trucking companies must follow. Due to … 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

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