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Category Archives: trucking life

Common Sense Trucking: Avoiding Predatory Lending

Feb
9,
2015
1

The trucking industry certainly has its share of problematic issues which most often are aimed at the drivers’ ability to succeed or fail in their chosen career. On average, the beginning trucker will last only six months before calling it … Continue reading

Truck parking crisis exposed

Jan
29,
2015
2

                  When the general public thinks of ‘truckers’, they many times will associate these men and women driving down the highways as those who are deliberately driving as many hours  as they … Continue reading

Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
5

In years past, professional truck drivers were known as the “Knights of the Road”, looked upon as highway heroes crisscrossing the country in their donation toward the greatness of America. In the fifties and sixties, their pride in the profession … Continue reading

NATA brings trucking issues to forefront in 2015

Dec
30,
2014
2

Like any other industry, trucking has many issues. There are those who speak about them, write about them, give advice about them and analyzes them. The list of trucking issues is a long one, but depending on who and what … Continue reading

Truckers Role in FMCSA Driver Training Advisory Committee

Dec
11,
2014
0

Establishing a nationalized standard for entry-level driver training, which more specifically would include on-road training has been an ongoing issue within the trucking industry for nearly 30 years. With the signing of MAP-21 in July of 2012, the highway bill … Continue reading

Is Truck Driver Pay the Answer to all Issues?

Nov
22,
2014
9

Professional CDL truck drivers have seen many changes over the past several years which have had a direct effect on their job abilities. From seemingly small changes such as the abolished use of cell phones ruling in 2011 to the … Continue reading

Empty Seats: A Trucker Strike of a Different Kind

Oct
21,
2014
3

The infamous truck driver shortage has been a continual news story for at least the past two to three decades as noted in this article from February of 1990: Driver Shortage Spurs Company Incentive Plans. This particular article from nearly … Continue reading

Veteran driver Hal Kiah’s insight of the trucking industry

Sep
8,
2014
0

Our friend and fellow truck driver advocate, Hal Kiah, shares his thoughts about the trucking industry and explains why he believes truckers are leaving their driving careers. As a veteran driver, Hal has been instrumental in the last few years, … Continue reading

Tim Taylor and NetworkFOB lead the way in support for Jason’s Law and Trucker Safety

Aug
6,
2014
3

Since the June 26th murder of truck driver Michael Boeglin in Detroit, much attention has been directed towards the serious lack of truck parking crisis and its direct association with truck driver fatigue and driver safety. Not only is there … Continue reading

Trucking Solutions Group assisting in NEW life saving registry drive at GATS

Jul
27,
2014
2

The Trucking Solutions Group (TSG) will once again be busy at the Great American Trucking Show this year. The show is being held on August 21-23, 2014 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center).   The  … Continue reading

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