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Truck Driver Privacy – Technology Gone Too Far?

Nov
18,
2010
3

One thing that is for certain, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to stay up with technology.  You can purchase the newest craze in the tech world, only to find several months later that your new toy has now become second-hand … Continue reading

CDL Truck Driver Training School Guide

Nov
11,
2010
2

After nearly two and a half years . . . I have finally been able to update our CDL truck driver training school guide.  This is a pdf download, available from our Truth About Trucking site, for those who are … Continue reading

Female Truck Driver Reports Rape by Co-Driver

Oct
28,
2010
5

It is not an easy subject to talk about but the victim’s voices have to be heard. We have received another report from a female truck driver claiming she was raped by her owner-operator co-driver.  We are still verifying the … Continue reading

Insulin Diabetes and the Commercial Truck Driver

Sep
27,
2010
3

Regulations surrounding the commercial truck driver seem to change daily.  Often, these new regulations and policies can be confusing, especially for those just beginning their career in professional truck driving.  As guidelines for medical qualifications become more strict, truck drivers … Continue reading

One Phone Call from Truck Driver Rescues Nine

Aug
31,
2010
5

One truck driver who noticed two young girls being worked at a truck stop, made the 911 call to police and an amazing set of events took place.  The two girls, 15 and 14, were seen going in and out … Continue reading

Soon to be released Trucking CD Supports Jason’s Law

Jul
8,
2010
2

Truck drivers will soon be seeing a new music CD filled with songs that focus on today’s trucking issues.   Issues such as the DAC report, the high cost of diesel fuel and the general life of a trucker and the … 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

Fear of Truck Driver Training

May
12,
2010
2

My dad loved to hunt rattlesnakes.  Whenever he was down, depressed or simply tired to the bone from working all night on the Oklahoma oil rigs, all I had to do to cheer him up was to say, “Let’s go … Continue reading

Professional Truck Driving Requires No Skill

Mar
17,
2010
22

By:  Allen Smith Maneuvering an 18-wheeler through the city streets of Chicago, Detroit or one of the colonial-time cities of New England can test the patience of the most experienced truck driver.  Handling a rig that is 70 feet long, … Continue reading

How Safe is the HOS 14 Hour Rule for Truckers?

Mar
9,
2010
3

With his permission, a local truck driver out of Nebraska recently sent me the following email: “I have been driving for over 20 years and began working locally with a company about a year ago.  I have to say that … Continue reading

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