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Category Archives: Truck Stops

Truck parking crisis exposed

Jan
29,
2015
2

                  When the general public thinks of ‘truckers’, they many times will associate these men and women driving down the highways as those who are deliberately driving as many hours  as they … Continue reading

NATA brings trucking issues to forefront in 2015

Dec
30,
2014
2

Like any other industry, trucking has many issues. There are those who speak about them, write about them, give advice about them and analyzes them. The list of trucking issues is a long one, but depending on who and what … Continue reading

Truck Parking and the 14 hour rule

Nov
12,
2014
2

By Tom Ingraldi I know I am beating the same drum here but… Most of the parking “shortage” is due to the present Hours of Service (HOS) and the 14 hour clock. Before that fiasco of a law, it was … Continue reading

Safe truck parking, who’s responsibility is it?

Oct
20,
2014
4

by Brian Carlson I am an individual that places people before anything monetary more often than not.Those that know me, or know of me, will tell you that with certainty. However as the problems associated with safe truck parking here … Continue reading

SBTC Calls for FMCSA-FHWA Safe Truck Parking Task Force & Guide

Aug
17,
2014
2

There has been once again a growing concern regarding the dangers of Truck Parking Shortages throughout the nation. The recent murder of Michael Boeglin, a trucker parked outside of  shipper ThyssenKrupp’s property, waiting to be loaded, has created many folks from … Continue reading

What the General Public needs to know about Highway Safety, Truck Driver Fatigue, and Truck parking

Aug
2,
2014
14

  Jasons Law for Improved Highway Safety: Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue caused by insufficient truck parking, not allowing drivers to comply with Hours of Service Federal Regulations, therefore preventing them to receive rest after driving 11 … Continue reading

Respecting the Sanctity of Sleep- Introducing the “COMMUNITY-ORIENTED” APPROACH

Jul
22,
2014
2

  By James Lamb As a former New York Department of Transportation (DOT) Motor Carrier Investigator who used to perform Federal Level Three Driver Inspections throughout New York State, I am astonished to hear stories of how local law enforcement … Continue reading

Trucker shooting rekindles plea to officials for more Safe Truck Parking

Jul
14,
2014
16

The infamous Truck Parking Shortage has once again risen its UGLY and Deadly head as yet another trucker is murdered because of inadequate safe truck parking. Insufficient Truck Parking has been a serious problem for decades, confirmed by numerous FMCSA … Continue reading

Smart Trucking Technology

Apr
28,
2014
0

  There’s so much going on within trucking trucking right now it could make your head spin!  When you look at just a few of the topics of concern; regulations, EPA, CARB, fuel prices, a main question we always find … Continue reading

Singer Songwriter Tony Justice delivers “Apple Pie Moonshine” at truck stops

Dec
10,
2013
2

  The long wait is over, singer-songwriter Tony Justice’s latest CD, “Apple Pie Moonshine” has been released to all major truck stops (just in time for Christmas), and fans are purchasing them faster than the elves can keep up with … Continue reading

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