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Driver who refused to drive in hazardous weather wins OSHA STAA case

Jul
5,
2019
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Driver who refused to drive in hazardous weather wins OSHA STAA case For many years now attorney Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center has been standing up for truckers and their rights.  Mr. Taylor won his most recent case for … Continue reading

Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights

May
15,
2019
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iowa 80 fog light

Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights Marker lights on your truck keep you and others on the road safe. Semi-trucks are some of the largest occupants of the road and because of this, drivers need to be able … Continue reading

Recent crash test demo and GAO study strengthens Underride debate

Apr
24,
2019
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The General Accounting Office (GAO) confirmed in their most recent report, claims what MANY have been saying for 50 years regarding truck underride fatalities. “There are many and they are under reported.” The March 26 Crash test Event in D.C. … Continue reading

Safety Tips for Driving Alongside Tractor-Trailers

Mar
30,
2019
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Safety Tips for Driving Alongside Tractor-Trailers As a big rig driver, it’s common to get asked to reveal some of the craziest stories of other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, all too often there are many safety concerns when it … Continue reading

Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Petition against truckers

Oct
27,
2018
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Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Meal and Rest Break Petition against truckers. A Guide- Facts to Make Comments to ATA Meal and Rest Break Preemption Petition to FMCSA  Drivers, we have been informed by TruckerNation.org  that the … Continue reading

How Truckers Confront Dangerous Situations Daily

Oct
24,
2018
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How Truckers Confront Dangerous Situations Daily   Whether handling local deliveries or operating over the road, truck drivers have a reputation for being a particularly spirited group of men and women. The conventional truck driver, in the minds of many, … Continue reading

Underride Guard Mandate: A Counterargument to Industry Opposition

Mar
5,
2018
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By: Allen Smith The STOP Underrides Act is a proposed bill to: “reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused  by underride crashes, to improve motor carrier and passenger motor vehicle safety, and for other purposes.” Read more “Unknown … Continue reading

Unknown facts about underride crashes and prevention

Mar
2,
2018
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In order to address the decades long issue of underride crashes between semi trucks and other motor vehicles, on 12-12-17 U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) & Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Stop Underrides Act, S. 2219 legislation. Shortly after, U.S. … Continue reading

ELD mandate leads to driver protest

Jul
1,
2017
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As time gets closer to the ELD mandate taking effect, the conversations and debates about the rule are becoming more intense.  What is it about this rule which has created such intense outpouring of rage, opinion, and defiance?  And what … Continue reading

D.C. Memorial Procession to honor 500 slain workers in interstate transportation

Mar
8,
2017
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As yet another trucker is murdered in Houston, TRUCKER LIVES MATTER declares September 5th, 2017 is “DAY WITHOUT A TRUCKER”                                                                                 Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB)March 08, 2017 Traditionally, the day after Labor Day represents the first day back to work … Continue reading

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