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Category Archives: Safety

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

Truckers State of Mind

Feb
13,
2009
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Trucker.  One simple word, yet it creates a multitude of images in our minds: The outlaw, the loner, the renegade … one individual who won’t take anything from anybody.  Truckers have a rough lifestyle.  A life that very few people … Continue reading

Trucker Desiree Update -“Who is Trucker Desiree?”

Feb
6,
2009
5

For those who have followed “A Day In the Life of a Lady Trucker“, here is an update of Desiree’s recent adventures: Desiree is an OTR Driver who not only enjoys driving, but enjoys helping cdl students and new CDL drivers overcome obstacles … Continue reading

Is There Sex Discrimination Against Women Truck Drivers?

Jan
26,
2009
4

There are thousands of women across the United States who enjoy the lifestyle of an over the road truck driver.  Although the number of women in trucking have virtually remained the same for the past 20 years, there is still … Continue reading

DMV Point System Show Re-Broadcast

Dec
15,
2008
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Our previous show, Driving Record – Understanding the DMV Point System, was aired this evening on our online radio program – Truth About Trucking “LIVE.”  This was a pre-recorded broadcast, since we had sound problems with the live show.  You … Continue reading

Trucker Family Needs Our Help

Dec
6,
2008
3

    by Allen Smith Raymond Neumann was a veteran truck driver hauling gasoline within the State of Florida.  A beloved father and friend, he passed away on June 7th, 2008 after he swerved to miss a pick up truck that … Continue reading

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