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Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker

Apr
25,
2019
1

Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker The lifestyle of a long-haul truck driver isn’t the healthiest by a long shot. Being responsible for hauling loads hundreds of miles away, truck drivers spend a great deal of … Continue reading

Safety Tips for Driving Alongside Tractor-Trailers

Mar
30,
2019
0

Safety Tips for Driving Alongside Tractor-Trailers As a big rig driver, it’s common to get asked to reveal some of the craziest stories of other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, all too often there are many safety concerns when it … Continue reading

How Truckers Confront Dangerous Situations Daily

Oct
24,
2018
1

How Truckers Confront Dangerous Situations Daily   Whether handling local deliveries or operating over the road, truck drivers have a reputation for being a particularly spirited group of men and women. The conventional truck driver, in the minds of many, … Continue reading

Federal Preemption update against Trucker Wages -The fight to be paid for all time

Apr
10,
2018
4

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That seems to be the motto of the ATA and others in the trucking industry when it comes to Federal Preemption of States Rights in order for them to be able … Continue reading

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits

Jul
12,
2017
6

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits I can’t express the seriousness of 2 bills which are in the process of being voted on in the next few days, and the effects that will … Continue reading

More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
2

More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers? Dr. Michael Belzer, an economist, recently told me that if Drivers wages increased 20%, the price of goods on the shelf would only increase about one half of 1%. That’s .50 cents … Continue reading

The more unpaid hours you work, the less valued you are

Oct
28,
2016
8

We have been enduring a Driver shortage for 30yrs now that I am aware of. We have also seen 100% turnover rates for as long as I can remember! Could it be that the Drivers shortage is a profitable business … Continue reading

Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
6

In an effort to address the truck parking crisis, the Federal Highway Administration created the National Coalition on Truck Parking consisting of industry stakeholders.  Four events were scheduled to discuss the problems. As we approach the final meeting of 2016, … Continue reading

Trucker Advocacy Video Contest Winners

Sep
12,
2016
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Starting in March 2016,Trucking Social Media (TSM) conducted a Truck Driver Video Advocacy Campaign, inviting all truckers to submit their video on the TSM. Videos were categorized in the Video Contest Category of TSM and were then shared through Social … Continue reading

ELD Mandate DOES affect ALL drivers

Jul
5,
2016
3

The ELD Mandate Appears to Affect Only the Few BUT Actually Affects US ALL!! Concerning ELD’s and OOIDA’s court battle against the FMCSA, I think we need to break things down to better understand the nature of the issue. ANALYSIS: … Continue reading

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