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Driver Productivity Increases as Wages Plummet

May
11,
2016
7

Driver Productivity Increases as Wages Plummet INSULT TO INJURY REGARDING PRODUCTIVITY!   The contemporary economic theory that “enhancing ones’ productivity, enhances ones’ value”, is the path to ones’ enhanced prosperity. Evidently, todays’ truckload driver is the exception to the rule. … Continue reading

Senator Boxer urges Appropriations Committee not to add “Denham Language” in THUD

Apr
15,
2016
3

Driver Wages continue to be attacked-  Provisions to overturn state laws designed to protect truckers began to first appear in the 2015 Highway bill- FAST ACT–  The provision, slipped in at the 11th hour, was called the Denahm Amendment. There … Continue reading

Is the ATA the voice for truck drivers?

Feb
24,
2016
5

There has recently been a strong divide going on within the trucking industry, one that could forever change the future for professional CDL truck driver wages. The ATA insists they are looking out for truckers as they attempt to convince … Continue reading

Truth behind trucker wage theft and FAA bill Section 611

Feb
18,
2016
4

Trucking management/American Trucking Assoc., an organization that claims to speak for the American Trucking Industry that does not have one truck driver member and furthermore claims a membership of about 36,000 members. Many of these members are manufacturing OEMs, distributors, … Continue reading

ATA urges TIC to include provision in AIRR Act keeping trucker wages low

Feb
10,
2016
9

There they go again! It seems large motor carriers will do just about anything not to be accountable for paying significantly low truck driver wages,  then taking measures to assure these low wages can not be overruled! All this, while … Continue reading

Truckers’ call for higher wages gains momentum

Jul
19,
2015
0

On Saturday July 18th, the AskTheTrucker “Live” broadcast took on a display of unity and passion from trucking industry professional drivers which had not been sensed in a long time. The topic was truck drivers wages. The call was for … Continue reading

Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
5

In years past, professional truck drivers were known as the “Knights of the Road”, looked upon as highway heroes crisscrossing the country in their donation toward the greatness of America. In the fifties and sixties, their pride in the profession … Continue reading

Founder of SBTC aims to raise truck driver wages and profits

Mar
30,
2014
1

Since the latest March 13th News Release from FMCSA,  DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries; The controversy has picked up once again for professional drivers. Although the Latest HOS regulations … Continue reading

Trucking Social Media Speaker Jeff Barker

May
19,
2013
0

One of the key speakers this year presenting at the 2013 Trucking Social Media Convention will be Jeff Barker; professional driver, columnist, health advocate, and outdoor enthusiast. Jeff will have the task of addressing the topic this year, Truck Driver … Continue reading

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