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Regulatory Safety Violations Catching Up with Trucking Firms

Feb
8,
2012
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For years, trucking companies have been pushing their drivers beyond the federally mandated hours of service rule, not to mention other various violations such as poorly maintained equipment and running over the maximum weight allowed. These types of infractions have … Continue reading

Trucker Voices Heard at First Annual Convention

Oct
26,
2011
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  Attendees traveled from twenty eight U.S. states and two countries to participate in the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention. Drivers and industry professionals from Canada and Norway took part in the first-of-its-kind event, visiting with attendees from … Continue reading

Breaking Truckers’ Resistance

Sep
14,
2011
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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

Tanker Trucks Anti-Rollover Devices Long Overdue

Sep
7,
2011
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all tanker trucks be retrofitted with anti-rollover devices, after further investigation into a 2009 tanker rollover accident in Indiana. The report findings stated that the major cause of the accident was … Continue reading

Truck Driving Unappreciated Job, but Honorable Profession

Aug
12,
2011
12

The truck driver, 1500 miles away from home and family and dealing with traffic, weather, load schedules, health problems, lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, regulations, DOT, logbook, road congestion, road construction . . . and on top of all … Continue reading

The Disappearing American Trucker

Mar
11,
2011
5

I received the following email from a driver who will remain anonymous, providing his insight into the future of the U. S. trucking industry, based on his years of experience: “I stumbled upon your website after reading the article about … Continue reading

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