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State Labor Laws Decide Paid Meal Breaks for Truck Drivers

Apr
25,
2010
14

I was talking with a local truck driver the other night who was just about to finish his 14 hour driving shift.  From the moment he had climbed in the truck, he had been working non-stop, for 14 hours in … Continue reading

New Product Takes a Grip on Truck Drivers

Apr
21,
2010
4

In 1899, Charles Duell, the Commissioner of the United States Patent Office, said:  “Everything that can be invented – has already been invented.” I often think about these unfortunate misquotes that will always prove the sayer wrong.  I also consider … Continue reading

Truckers Sleeper Berth Rule

Mar
11,
2010
2

When it comes to writing the various regulations for professional truckers, it can be quite confusing to say the least.   What looks good on paper for some, appears as complete chaos to those responsible for abiding by the rules.  The … Continue reading

Running Across America for Truckers Medical Fund

Feb
25,
2010
0

Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan is only 16 years young, but is on a mission.  Having grown up in the trucking industry, one of her parents employees, Sheila Grothe fell ill and succumbed to cancer on April 17th, 2009.   From that day … Continue reading

Many Trucking Veterans also Military Veterans

Feb
24,
2010
3

There are millions of professional truckers in America, all with different points of views and opinions on a wide range of topics.   A standing joke among the industry is the difficulty in finding two truck drivers who agree on one … Continue reading

Organization Seeks Truckers Help in Combating Human Trafficking

Feb
15,
2010
2

During his campaign for Presidency, President Obama stated that the problem with human trafficking in America would have to be a top priority.  Other than a post written for the Washington Post in June, 2009 by Hillary Clinton, like administrations’ … Continue reading

Truth About Trucking “LIVE” Talk Radio Upcoming Shows

Feb
3,
2010
2

Blog Talk Radio is the largest social radio media in the world, pulling in 6 million listeners every day.  Truth About Trucking “LIVE” is the premier trucking talk radio show on BTR.  Launching in July, 2008 the show has obtained … Continue reading

Trucking and Road Rage in America

Jan
24,
2010
2

It is believed that the term “road rage” originated from the United States.  It is defined as an “aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile or other motor vehicle.” Professional truck drivers are no strangers to road … Continue reading

Non-Profit Organization Helps Truckers with Medical Expenses

Jan
19,
2010
4

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers and families of truck drivers,  who have medical problems and can not otherwise afford health care.   According to their site: … Continue reading

Immigration Reform to Further Affect American Truckers

Jan
6,
2010
3

As if there are not enough problems for American truckers, the Obama Administration is quietly working in the background to further another aspect of their agenda against America:  immigration reform.   For 2010, their goal is to give complete amnesty to … Continue reading

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