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Category Archives: Safety

How to Report Workplace Harassment

Jun
30,
2009
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Internet trucking talk radio show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” continued their efforts in reporting the abuse and harassment that is taking place in some areas of the trucking industry.  Seldom reported, more and more are “speaking out” against this workplace … Continue reading

Trucking Advocates Discuss Workplace Harassment

Jun
24,
2009
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With the recent news touching on bullying and harassment within the workplace, trucking talk radio – Truth About Trucking “LIVE” aired a 2 hour show last evening discussing these very issues.   Guests were  JB Shaffner, Desiree Wood, Damien and special … Continue reading

The Virginia 2 Hour Parking Rule is Finally Over for Truckers

Jun
21,
2009
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The long entailed battle of the 2 hour Parking Law in Virgina is finally over! On June 18th, 2009 it was made official that the 2 hour commercial parking rule was replaced with ” no overnight parking”  signs. The state … Continue reading

Trucking Talk Show Exposes Hostility Within the Industry

Jun
18,
2009
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Trucking talk radio, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” aired their introductory commentary broadcast this evening by Allen Smith,  concerning bullying and harassment within the trucking industry and the public workplace.  Part 1 of a 2 Part series, Allen set the stage … Continue reading

Bullying Talk Show Re-Scheduled

Jun
16,
2009
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Truth About Trucking “LIVE” – broadcast:  “Bullying in the Workplace” – Part 1, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 7:30 PM EST.   Join us live as we begin our 2 part broadcasts concerning bullying and harassment within … Continue reading

Bullying in the Workplace

Jun
13,
2009
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As elementary as it may seem, intimidation by the workplace bully has actually become a silent epidemic . . . not only in this country, but worldwide.  A recent study on bullying in the workplace, showed that 37% of the … Continue reading

Student Truck Drivers Often Face Hostility and Abuse

Jun
8,
2009
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Harassment, verbal and physical abuse, sexual assault and even rape is being reported within the trucking industry on student drivers by their driver trainers.  Though most driver trainers are highly professional and respectful to their student trainees, there are those … Continue reading

Anne Ferro Nominated by Barack Obama to Head the FMCSA

Jun
6,
2009
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On Thursday June 4th, President Obama nominated Anne S Ferro to be the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ( FMCSA) FMCSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation which has the responsibility of overseeing and … Continue reading

Smart Phones and The Professional Truck Driver

Jun
5,
2009
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Last Sunday we had a 1 hour show on Blog Talk Radio. Our special guests were 2 OTR Truck Drivers, Mark Pritchard and Damian from Smart Union Blog Also joining us was Trucker Desiree, as we all discussed the various … Continue reading

Missing Person- Please Read

Jun
2,
2009
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The last time Nakijah, nickname Kiki, was seen was 5/27/09.  She is several months pregnant and was traveling from New York City to Binghampton, NY Kiki was traveling with a large wire framed backpack and could have been stranded at … Continue reading

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