Monthly Archives: April 2011

Turtle racing

Turtles are cool. If I see one trying to cross the road, I’m the kinda guy that’ll pull over and carry him across the road to safety. That is, unless it’s one of those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If I … Continue reading

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What does your Recruiting Ad Message say about your Company? by Ellen Voie

Before you create an ad campaign, you must first determine whom you want to recruit.  Sure, you want drivers, but are you targeting owner-operators or company drivers, regional or long haul, flatbed or dry van, men or women? Men or … Continue reading

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Women In Trucking Driver Advisory Committee Shares Concerns with NTSB Chairman Hersman

When NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman says, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help,” she means what she says. She proved it this past week as she spent nearly four days immersed in activities to help her better understand … Continue reading

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Opening the Border to Mexican Trucks is Irresponsible

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is infuriated on behalf of small-business truckers and professional truck drivers at today’s announcement by the White House to open up U.S. highways to Mexican trucks.. “This is the wrong plan at the wrong … Continue reading

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Women In Trucking Association Holds Second Annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel

The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Salute to the Women Behind the wheel drew 204 professional female drivers to Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, April 2. Although it might not have been a new record, the event was a huge success … Continue reading

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Technology Can’t Detect a Tired Trucker

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) responded to the announcement by U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) about a mandate for EOBRs. They plan to introduce a bill to mandate electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) for interstate commercial … Continue reading

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