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Category Archives: Safety

CDL Drivers and the Gun Permit

Apr
22,
2009
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Questions and answers still swirl around all over the place concerning trucking and the CDL driver who carries a gun permit.  One of the most asked questions is “Which states will honor my concealed weapon permit?” Here is a PDF … Continue reading

Attention Drivers: Truck Stop Death- Seeking “Person of Interest”

Apr
19,
2009
1

The death of Dale Lynn Anderson, 47, is being treated as a “suspicious death” by Branford and state police. Police said, his body was found Friday morning, 4/17/09, in an empty Allied Van Lines moving truck at the TA Travel … Continue reading

Family of Murdered Truck Driver Seeks Safety Bill

Apr
18,
2009
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Truck Driver Jason Rivenburg was murdered while resting at an abandoned South Carolina gas station March 5th, 2009. Jason chose the abandoned lot because of the shortage of safe truck parking, which has been an issue for drivers for  many … Continue reading

VDOT Official Addresses Truck Drivers Concerns

Apr
16,
2009
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Jeffrey Caldwell, Chief of Communitions for VDOT, gave an hour of his time this evening on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio, to discuss the situation in the State of Virginia, concerning the closings of 25 of the 41 rest … Continue reading

Family Seeks Help in Finding Missing Truck Driver

Apr
15,
2009
1

Trucking advocate, Frederick (SilverSurfer) Schaffner, has started a Drivers Watch Alert in order to help in locating missing and/or endangered truck drivers.  This is a situation that most often is ignored by the main stream media.  If you have any … Continue reading

VDOT Special Guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE”

Apr
15,
2009
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This evening, April 15th, 2009 at 7 PM EST, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show welcomes special guest, Jeffrey Caldwell,  Chief of Communications for the Virginia DOT.  Mr. Caldwell will give as much of his time as possible to … Continue reading

U.S. Report Warns Truckers on Border Violence

Mar
30,
2009
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The Highway Information Sharing Analysis Center, funded by the Department of Homeland Security, issued an advisory on Friday warning “drivers and trucking companies that they could be exposed to violence from Mexico’s drug wars.”   The warning stated, “Truck drivers carry … Continue reading

Truck Parking Space Shortage:The Truth behind the Controversy

Mar
23,
2009
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Most professional truck drivers contend that in many areas, finding a safe and secure place to park the big rig is a big problem.  The general motorist population can see it too, by the dozens of trucks parked along the … Continue reading

Trucker Rest Stop Closings vs Trucker Safety

Mar
19,
2009
1

There’s been a lot of talk about VDOT proposal to close down more than half of the rest stops in Virginia, with most on the I-81 corridor. If this proposal were to pass, more than 300 miles would exist between … Continue reading

Trucking Parking Shortage an Issue

Mar
9,
2009
15

Professional driver, W. Thompson is clear to point out the serious problem concerning trucking parking shortage for the big rigs.  Rest areas, truck stops and various parking lots across the country simply do not provide enough spaces for our professional … Continue reading

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