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Listening to the American Trucker

May
23,
2012
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By:  Allen Smith Trucking companies continually advise that they are interested in hearing what truck drivers have to say. They want to know their thoughts, ideas, opinions and solutions as they relate to the state of the industry. Motor carriers … Continue reading

Breaking Truckers’ Resistance

Sep
14,
2011
6

In what was called the “Good Old Days”, truckers were known for their strong-willed, tough-as-nails persona, never to back down from a regulatory fight. Running the road was their way of life, just give them the load, step back and … Continue reading

Trucking Industry Unites as Jason’s Law is Re-introduced

May
12,
2011
5

Yesterday,  May 11th, 2011 was a victory and display of “Trucking Unity” in Washington D. C.  as supporters gathered for the official announcement of the re-introducing of Jason’s Law H.R. 1803 Joined together  at a press conference with Congressman Paul … Continue reading

Regulating Truck Drivers Through Speed Limiters

Jan
12,
2011
7

Truck drivers are reaching the boiling point when it comes to more government regulations overseeing their profession.  As 2011 becomes known as the “Year of Safety,” drivers see it as a year of complicated bureaucracy making what is already a … Continue reading

HireRight Can Monitor Truck Drivers MVR Records

Dec
20,
2010
5

HireRight, the company behind the corrupt DAC reporting system, is now offering a new service to motor carriers which will monitor the MVR records of truck drivers on a monthly basis. Launched in late 2009, the Driver Violation Alert program … Continue reading

Truck Driver Shortage is Industry Created

Oct
7,
2010
3

By: Aubrey “Allen” Smith Truck driver shortage to reach 400,000 The main stream media needs to listen to truck drivers before reporting on a nation-wide shortage of drivers.   Reports of a truck driver shortage are now swelling to as high … Continue reading

CSA 2010 and HOS Change – The Perfect Storm for Trucking Industry?

Aug
27,
2010
2

Like the movie with the same name, is the perfect storm brewing for the U. S. trucking industry?  With the possibility of more than a quarter of a million truck drivers facing termination from their driving careers from the CSA … Continue reading

Jasons Law- Day of Recognition and Call to Action- June 28th, 2010

Jun
7,
2010
6

by Donna Smith Hope Rivenburg, the widow of slain trucker Jason Rivenburg, along with Congressman Paul Tonko, AskTheTrucker, and everyone who has worked so diligently  to get HR 2156 passed into law, has designated June 28th 2010, the official day … Continue reading

Truck Driver Fatigue and the Sleep Apnea Deception

May
20,
2010
10

  Truck driver fatigue is always being taunted as a major problem.  The NTSB, the FMCSA and the American Trucking Association are all behind the implementation of a new bill that will require truck drivers to undergo testing for a … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea- A Smoke Screen for Many Truck Driver Fatigue Issues

May
18,
2010
11

by Allen Smith Driver Fatigue is no stranger to the trucking industry. The FMCSA has performed studies in the past in order to better understand what causes driver fatigue and how to reduce it by correcting the major contributing sources. … Continue reading

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