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Trip Planning – back to the basics

November 17, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

Thanks to Jami Jones (@shewhoknowstruk on Twitter), senior editor at Land Line Magazine, for bringing this topic up.
I’ll bet a lot of new drivers have never really heard of this before.

It really amazes me, or used to amaze me to hear other drivers ask on the CB radio, how to get somewhere.
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Self Insure Workers Comp – Don’t get Hurt

October 28, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Workers Comp insurance, who is this suppose to protect? I thought it was for the worker, but I have found out there are many ways for a company to get out of paying you, or paying for medical needs.

I know this is not something new, but it needs to be fixed. I am not sure [...]


Lease purchase – is it a good thing

September 28, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Unless company’s have changed their way’s in the last few month’s then I say the “lease purchase” deal that company’s try to throw out to drivers is still a shady deal. Especially, the ones that mention in their ads “no credit checks” or “no money down”.
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September 9, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against KLLM Transport Services, Inc. (KLLM) for $56,500 and remedial relief on behalf of a qualified truck driver who was rejected for a job due to his prosthetic leg.

KLLM is a trucking company headquartered in Jackson, Miss., that offers [...]


Western Pa. trucking operation laying off 52

August 21, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

A New Jersey-based trucking firm plans to lay off all 52 drivers at its western Pennsylvania facility by November.

The layoffs are planned at the Louis J. Kennedy Trucking Co. in Aliquippa, about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The company is based in Kearny, N.J.
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Truckers protest wage cuts from new contract

August 20, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

About 60 independent truck drivers and escorts who contract with Bennett Truck Transport are refusing to drive after the company renegotiated a contract with Schult Homes last week that decreased drivers’ pay in several categories.
Drivers gathered in Rockwell and Richfield this week to protest the changes.

Jeff Rominger, who spoke on behalf of the drivers gathered [...]


Schneider National Hiring 200 Experienced Truck Drivers in Chicagoland Area

August 6, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

Schneider National, Inc., the nation’s largest truckload carrier, announced today that it is immediately hiring 200 professional truck drivers in Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. The company’s need for experienced drivers in the Chicagoland area is fueled by business growth with customers and includes a wide range of professional driving roles.

Experienced solo [...]


EnCana vehicles to run on natural gas

July 22, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

DENVER, Colorado — EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), the Canada-based industrial giant that is active in Colorado’s natural gas fields, this week announced that it is putting its money where its vehicle fleet is … in a public relations sense.

The company has embarked on a plan of converting a number of its Colorado vehicles to [...]


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