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Trucking Industry- Know your driver

Jan
27,
2014
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  I remember roll call one evening when I was a young police officer in 1980.  We were discussing truckers and the threat those big rigs posed, not only from a highway safety perspective, but how they can be deadly … Continue reading

Is the Driver Shortage creating negligent hiring among carriers?

Dec
20,
2013
6

Being active in Social Media is time consuming, but the ability to share information with one another creates great benefits for all of us. While reading a thread on LinkedIn, I was going through a lot of the comments in … Continue reading

Trucking Industry Saves Millions in Driver Detention Pay

Oct
16,
2013
2

The Federal Government currently has approximately 4.1 million employees with an average annual salary of $78,500.  This figure would work out to be about $37.74 per hour. If each employee would work one hour a day for free, this would … Continue reading

Investigation Discovery Films the “Good Side of Trucking” at the 2012 Trucking Social Media Convention

Aug
8,
2013
0

“Killer Truckers.   The title sends chills down the spine as it depicts a graphic image of an entire industry of big trucks rolling down the highway just waiting for the opportunity to take advantage of the naive and vulnerable, quenching their … Continue reading

Trucking Social Media Speaker Jeff Barker

May
19,
2013
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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

National Truck Parking Survey

May
14,
2013
4

A National Truck Parking Survey headed by the original crusader for Jason’s Law, Hope Rivenburg, is underway, measuring and interpreting data collected from Professional Truck Drivers regarding the availability of Safe Truck Parking. The results of this study will be … Continue reading

Drivers Urged to File DAC Complaints with FTC

Mar
28,
2013
1

The on-going false DAC reporting by motor carriers against the professional truck driver continues as we hear from drivers on a near daily basis. As awareness of this issue has become greater in the past few years, further steps have … Continue reading

Drivers Are True Collateral Damage of CSA

Mar
26,
2013
3

The premise of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program was to finally hold both motor carriers and truck drivers accountable in adhering to the established safety regulations in place for the trucking industry. It was in fact, described … Continue reading

Wanted: Unskilled, Professional Truck Drivers

Jan
23,
2013
8

With millions of people out of work and no future signs for economic growth, many are looking toward truck driving as a possible career. Truck driving schools and trucking companies continually advertise for the need in drivers and the promise … Continue reading

Top Tips for Falling Asleep Near Busy Roads

Sep
26,
2012
1

By: Sam Fisher Getting a good night’s sleep is a priority for many people, but most people tend to sleep in familiar surroundings where getting to sleep is little trouble. The opposite can be said of truckers. Pulling in at … Continue reading

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