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Decisions for Long Haul Truckers

Jun
27,
2019
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Perhaps you currently drive a big rig for a company and want total freedom to transport loads when and where you want. Or, you recently received your Class A CDL license and are anxious to make your first run. Regardless … Continue reading

Increase in Spinal Back Pain Among Long Haul Truck Drivers

Aug
11,
2011
2

Long haul trucking was recently named as one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in America and the medical field is seeing an increase in spinal injuries and back pain among long haul truck drivers. Although there are over … Continue reading

Why Bad Trucking Companies Will Never Change

Sep
23,
2010
24

Veteran truck drivers know the good trucking companies from the bad.  New drivers just starting out have no idea which trucking company is considered a good one and which companies should be avoided.  A big problem among truck drivers, both … Continue reading

Women in Trucking Roll Down the Social Media Highway

Jan
28,
2010
2

There have been a few industries which have always reigned on the side of secrecy.  The inside look into these few sectors have always remained to those within the industry itself, leaving “outsiders” to wonder  as to what these certain … 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

Hours of Service to Change Again?

Jan
20,
2008
5

After a long, hard battle advocates finally accomplished their goal in having the hours of service for truck drivers changed to the current 14/10 rule with the 34-hour restart thrown in for support. Remember all the news this was making … Continue reading

Depression and the Long Haul Trucker

Oct
22,
2007
1

A long haul trucker is no stranger to sleep deprivation. Even local truck drivers deal with the problem of little rest, many working 70 hour weeks. Sleep deprivation is the leading cause of serious truck related accidents, resulting in as … Continue reading

Closing the Mexico Border

Aug
21,
2007
4

What would happen to the trucking industry if we closed the Mexico border?   What would be the impact to American drivers?   How would our economy change?   Though it will always be open, what financial effects would it have on the … Continue reading

Over the Road Trucking: Is it Worth it?

Aug
12,
2007
5

As someone who may be considering over the road truck driving as a career, there are many questions you should ask yourself before jumping in head first. Thousands of new, inexperienced drivers tackle the obstacle of long haul trucking each … Continue reading

Trucking: Is it For You?

Jul
3,
2007
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Lets just pretend for a moment, the trucking industry is perfect, all companies treat their employees wonderfully, all truck driving schools are reasonably priced and give top notch education, and everyone gets sick time and Holiday pay.(You will really have … Continue reading

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