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Category Archives: Politics

Top Four Reasons Qualified Truck Drivers Call It Quits

Mar
20,
2013
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For the past thirty years, the turnover rate among truck drivers and the problems associated with motor carriers retaining drivers have been studied by the industry. Over a span of at least three decades, the second largest industry in the … Continue reading

FMCSA making major changes to CSA program

Aug
30,
2012
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  By: Richard Wilson Regulatory Compliance Manager Tran Services Trans Products The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be incorporating major changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, effective December, 2012. Among the changes planned for full launch … Continue reading

Victory for Hope Rivenburg and Truckers- Jason’s Law in 2012 Transportation Bill

Jul
2,
2012
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  There is much reason to celebrate in Fultonham, New York as widow and crusader Hope Rivenburg’s 3 year relentless effort to ensure the passing of Jason’s Law for more safe truck parking ends in victory. Congressman Paul Tonko,  Senators … Continue reading

Anne Ferro addresses Truckers Questions on Live Conference Call

Jun
18,
2012
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  The Trucking Solutions Group will be speaking to FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro on their weekly conference call on Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT. Truckers will have the opportunity to ask questions to Ms. Ferro on this … Continue reading

Listening to the American Trucker

May
23,
2012
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By:  Allen Smith Trucking companies continually advise that they are interested in hearing what truck drivers have to say. They want to know their thoughts, ideas, opinions and solutions as they relate to the state of the industry. Motor carriers … Continue reading

Detained Trucker in Mexico is Guilty Until Proven Innocent

May
9,
2012
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UPDATE:  11/23/2012 – Jabin Bogan returned to United States Although it is not fully and clearly expressed in the Constitution of the United States, the presumption of innocence is widely considered to be held in the 5th, 6th and 14th … Continue reading

Freight Broker Surety Bond Increase is Bad Legislation

Feb
29,
2012
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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

Twitter and FaceBook Provide Live Coverage of FMCSA Meetings to Truckers

Feb
22,
2012
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“If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.”   Well, Not necessarily . . . These days, Todd Dills and Richard Wilson are proving that the use of social media may very well bring … Continue reading

Commercial Truck Drivers are Safest on the Road

Jan
25,
2012
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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

Deaf Message to FMCSA: “Let Us Drive”

Jan
19,
2012
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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) recently announced that  more than twenty deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers who submitted applications for an exemption from the DOT hearing requirements through the NAD in July 2011 are now being considered … Continue reading

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