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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

EOBR Mandate Could Lead to Further Driver Harassment

Apr
26,
2012
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As the FMCSA begins their listening session today concerning the issue of driver harassment by use of EOBR, the ATA continues its push for the mandate while OOIDA voices their opposition. The listening session, scheduled between 1:30 to 5:30 PM … Continue reading

The Profitability of Wellness

Apr
19,
2012
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Contributed by:  Jeff Clark –Trucking Solutions Group Getting freight moved takes a chain.  We all know that it takes a shipper, a consignee, and a trucking company to get freight where it needs to be. The trucking company needs drivers, … Continue reading

Truck Driver Stands Firm on OSHA Rights, Awarded $190,000

Mar
7,
2012
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Professional truck drivers are finally beginning to do something that they have not done for a very long time . . . exercising their rights under employment law.  I have often written about and discussed the rights that truckers have, if … Continue reading

Truck Driver Invited to Perform at 2012 Pre-Grammy Awards

Jan
11,
2012
1

Professional truck driver, Tony Justice has been invited to perform at the 2012 pre-Grammy Awards party in Hollywood, California. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. As … Continue reading

Trucker Voices Heard at First Annual Convention

Oct
26,
2011
5

  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

Industry Philosophy: Blame the Truck Driver

Oct
5,
2011
5

The trucking industry is a weak commerce when it comes to standing up and accepting responsibility for their actions.  During a conversation with another driver last night who works for an area company, he was telling me about an incident … Continue reading

Truck Driver PSP Becoming Second DAC Report

Aug
23,
2011
13

In years past, trucking companies pushed drivers to run over the HOS rules and many other violations, showing complete disregard for their safety and health. Now, with the recent implementation of the CSA, this practice is coming back to bite … Continue reading

Truck Driver DAC Report Class Action Registry

Aug
17,
2011
5

In July of 2009, I began the Stop False DAC Reporting petition which as of this date has received 2,180 signatures.  Having been in contact with several law firms across the country, it has been an on-going battle to bring … Continue reading

Motor Carrier Safety Department is in Name Only

Aug
10,
2011
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Through out the U. S. trucking industry, safety is the word that continues to draw attention as the top priority for motor carriers.  The FMCSA is responsible for establishing the safety guidelines that all trucking companies must follow. Due to … Continue reading

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