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Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
26

As social media becomes more prevalent within the trucking community, professional truck drivers are learning that like all employees or contractors, they do have legal rights. For years, drivers have taken the brunt of the responsibilities imposed on them by … Continue reading

Trucking Social Media is Not for Everyone

May
16,
2012
0

There are those within trucking who realize that the time of just having a website up, along with a few magazine ads and some radio advertising, just won’t cut it! The new wave they are riding is social media, and it has become the means by which many communicate their message, accomplish their goals and prove their veracity. … Continue reading

Without Truck Drivers America Stops

Apr
25,
2012
2

Should you ever find the time to sit down with an “old timer” truck driver and listen to the tales of “the good ole’ days” in trucking, you just may be surprised at how the industry has changed. You will … Continue reading

GPS tracking Helps Locate Missing Drivers

Apr
16,
2012
1

One of the most horrifying experiences for a family to go through is to have a loved one go missing. “Not knowing” brings all kinds of possible scenarios into one minds of what “could have” happened. This is a real concern … Continue reading

Trucking Embraces Social Media for 2nd Annual Convention

Apr
4,
2012
1

Another Year is underway as the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention “Buzz” continues to spread. The era of Social Media has arrived and this years’ convention will again prove to be informing and exciting  as we extend the event to … Continue reading

Trucking Safety Violations Bring Steep Fines

Jan
14,
2012
6

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the newest federal law went into effect banning the use of cell phones by truckers while driving and with it . . . came steep fines. The FMCSA is stepping up its enforcement against motor carriers … Continue reading

Driver Fatigue Prevention Act Ignores Truckers Overtime Pay

Dec
28,
2011
1

On December 12th, 2011 Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced to congress, bill S.1977, known as the Driver Fatigue Prevention Act. The purpose of the bill is to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that over-the-road bus drivers … Continue reading

New Trucking Hours of Service Rule Take Effect July 1, 2013

Dec
23,
2011
57

The FMCSA issued their final ruling for the new hours of service rules which largely will take effect on July 1, 2013.  There are some provisions, such as changes in the definitions of egregious violations and on-duty time, which will take … Continue reading

EEOC Ignores Motor Carrier Retaliation

Sep
29,
2011
1

Established on July 2nd, 1965, The EEOC is an independent federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination, including retaliation against employees by their employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states: “The law forbids retaliation when it comes … Continue reading

Top 25 CSA Violations by Drivers and Carriers

Aug
30,
2011
1

By:  Rickey Gooch of Justice for Truckers Top 25 CSA violations by truck drivers and motor carriers 1. Driver’s record of duty status not current 2. Inoperative required lamps. A direct cause of being stopped and inspected 3. Log violation … Continue reading

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