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Federal Rules target medically unfit truck drivers

Dec
5,
2008
6

By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer  – Tue Dec 2, 12:01 pm ET WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are taking steps to get medically unfit truck and bus drivers off the road after being accused for years of dragging their feet on the issue. Under … Continue reading

Insulin Diabetes and the CDL Truck Driver

Nov
26,
2008
57

by Allen Smith There still appears to be some  confusion concerning whether or not persons with insulin diabetes are able to obtain a CDL license. For years, there was a ban that prevented those with diabetes who used insulin from … Continue reading

Driving Record – Understanding the Point System

Nov
23,
2008
103

by Allen Smith A major concern for truck drivers is ( or at least it should be) their driving record and how the point system will effect their employment status. The point system for each state varies, but there is … Continue reading

Truth About Trucking Wishes Everyone – A Safe & Happy Halloween

Oct
29,
2008
0

From everyone here at Truth About Trucking and Ask The Trucker – we wish you all a Safe and Happy Halloween! Allen & Donna  Technorati Tags: happy halloween, safe, truth about trucking, truthabouttrucking

Can You Get Your CDL for Under $500?

Oct
22,
2008
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Many newcomers to the trucking industry understand that there is a way to receive the CDL without spending thousands of dollars for a truck driving school.  On tonight’s show, Truth About Trucking “LIVE”  Allen discusses the steps that people are taking … Continue reading

Team Truck Driving

Oct
4,
2008
3

Team truck driving is being investigated by many people looking into the possibilities of making more money in truck driving. The ads all say the right things and I have found various articles on the subject of team truck driving … Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Driving Maneuvers

Sep
22,
2008
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In the United States, nearly 50,000 people die each year on the roadways and,  according to recent statistics, over 22 million are injured.  As most of these are classified as “accidents,” what’s ironic is that  driving accidents are preventable.  Driving … Continue reading

Truck Stop Directory

Feb
20,
2008
6

A professional truck driver gets to know the best places to stop for a meal or rest during their time over the road. Normally based on what services are available, ease of parking, safety, etc., each driver has their own … Continue reading

Winter Driving Tips

Nov
4,
2007
3

On December 21st at precisely 7:42 A.M. EST, the sun’s rays will strike one of the two tropical latitude lines, and thus winter will officially begin for the Northern Hemisphere. This will also be the official beginning of “winter driving” … Continue reading

Truck Driver Training for Accident Prevention

Apr
1,
2007
1

Truck driver training is the single most important factor one should consider when contemplating a future in truck driving careers. Many believe that after a three week course, they are ready to tackle the road as an operator of an … Continue reading

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