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Return of Railroad System Planned For Trucking Traffic Cut-Back

Apr
29,
2009
5

The Obama Administration is moving forward as part as their stimulus package plan, to bring back transportation by way of the railroad system, such as were the days of the 19th Century.  Pledging $8 Billion for the plan, it will … Continue reading

Truckers United: A True Brotherhood

Apr
1,
2009
2

For those who have been following, you know that there has been a tremendous amount of discussion regarding the hours of service rules and the laws of the State of Virginia in regards to truck drivers and the lack of … Continue reading

Trucking and Biofuels

Mar
16,
2009
2

Solar energy 18 wheelers…Climbing Snoqualmie Pass with wind power…where will the future of Biofuels and alternative energy take the trucking industry?  Will there ever be another source of energy greater than what we derive from ‘good ole’ coal? With OPEC … Continue reading

Trucking and the Economy-You CAN Make It

Jan
18,
2009
16

We all know the struggles that the economy has brought upon the trucking industry.  At present, nearly 40,000 trucking companies went under in 2008.  Over 100,000 truck drivers found themselves without a job and only those companies where everyone pulls … Continue reading

The Trucking Industry- Should We Keep Everything a “Secret”?

Nov
29,
2008
1

by Donna Smith I have to say that I am pretty annoyed with a lot of folks out there who are continually trying to pretend that everything is “peachy keen” within the trucking industry. It appears that their goal is to create … Continue reading

Truck Driving Jobs- Empty Promises

Nov
27,
2008
4

by Allen Smith The website for “The Best Truck Driving Jobs- A State by State Guide” is live.  The book is quickly becoming a favorite and I hope it helps all those in trucking make the all important decision of “which … Continue reading

Women in Trucking can Make a Difference

Nov
19,
2008
5

One of the most courageous woman truckers right now is writing on the AskTheTrucker blog, exposing the treatment and tactics allowed to continue within the trucking industry, as viewed through her eyes and own experiences.  The purpose for these posts are two fold: … Continue reading

AskTheTrucker.com Ranked Number 1 for Top 10 Trucking Blogs

Oct
23,
2008
0

Recently we received a message on our AskTheTrucker contact form: Ben Leffler wrote: Hi, My name is Ben and I blog for uShip.com. I think askthetrucker.com is an excellent resource for those starting out in the trucking industry, so I … Continue reading

Questions Answered on Talk Radio Show

Oct
15,
2008
0

We had a great show tonight (10-14-08), on Truth About Trucking “LIVE”, where I read and answered questions from callers and from our email “vault.”   I appreciate all the listeners and callers and hope the show was helpful . . … Continue reading

Driving With Blinders On

Sep
3,
2008
11

Years ago, while I was working in the oilfields of Oklahoma, I decided to start another business. Since trucking was in my blood, I chose to open a hot shot service. Though there was “talk” about an oilfield crunch, I … Continue reading

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