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Truckers Thank U.S. House for passing Amendment to strip funding for EOBR provision in Highway Bill
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, OOIDA, thanked the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of all truckers today for passing an amendment that would block the Department of Transportation from advancing regulations mandating electronic on-board recorders, event data recorders and … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged appropriations bill, Association, Beutler, Bill, bipartisan opposition, Data Recorders, FMCSA, funding, global positioning system, Government Surveillance, highway bill, Huizenga, Independent Drivers Association, Lankford, leonard boswell, long haul trucks, mandate, Negative Consequences, nick rahall, ooida, Seventh Circuit, Todd Spencer, Tom Graves, trucking industry, work Leave a comment
Are all these changes good for the trucking industry?
The new Hours-of-Service rules, texting and cell phone laws, the CSA, and my personal nemesis and eternal torturer of my soul, Electronic Logbooks, all claim to make the trucking industry safer. But do they? Let’s take a look at that. We’ll … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged Break, Cell Phone Laws, Complete List, CSA, divine rulers, Flickr, hearts, hour, hours of service rules, Hours-of-Service, new hours of service rules, overnight rest, Periods, personal nemesis, point, Puppies, service changes, sessions, terminal time, texting, time, Torturer, truck accidents, Trucking, trucking industry 10 Comments
What is your Time Worth Per Hour? by Ellen Voie
If you’re a driver, you get paid by the mile or by the load, but not usually by the hour. Have you calculated your value in terms of time? If you are a volunteer, your time is worth more than … Continue reading
Posted in Women in trucking Tagged 365 days in a year, Affliction, cause, check, Days In A Year, educational foundations, emergency transport, environmental efforts, Natural Settings, Nonprofit Organization, professional drivers, Rainforests, Spiritual Needs, television, Time Time, time worth, Trade Organizations, transport for christ, truck, trucking industry, trucking magazine, Truckload Carriers Association, Truckstop, twenty four hours, volunteer 4 Comments
Wisconsin Nonprofit to Encourage Children to Consider Driving Careers
Driving is a privilege that comes with responsibilities. Teaching children that driving a tractor-trailer, fire truck or motor coach as a career is difficult to do when that opportunity may be a decade away. Jim Van Den Elzen, Crossroads Safety … Continue reading
Posted in Women in trucking Tagged commercial drivers, drug and alcohol, dump truck, Fire Truck, high school students, IRS, Management Group, mobile classroom, motor coach, Non Profit Organization, nonprofit status, president ceo, Safety Management, Teaching Children, tractor trailer, trailer fire, trucking association, trucking industry, Voie, women and men Leave a comment
Lessons from a Frog by Ellen Voie
Recently I read a book called, “Before You Leap,” by Kermit The Frog. You are probably familiar with Mr. Frog, who bills himself as an “international television and motion picture star, a humanitarian, an amphibitarian and an educator.” He’s better … Continue reading
Posted in Women in trucking Tagged Animal Kingdom, dealing with difficult people, desk clerk, everything, Eye View, Friendships, Frog, international television, intriguing chapters, Kermit Frog, Kermit The Frog, Leap Frog, Lessons, Motion Picture, mr frog, Muppet Show, pursuing your dreams, Sesame Street, Show, Siblings, star, Teammate, trucking industry, way, what is important in life 2 Comments
New Bill would put an End to Bad Brokers in the Trucking Industry
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) applauded the introduction of the “Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act,” HR2357, in the U.S. House of Representatives today. “This law would put a stop to a system that allows ruthless brokers and scam artists … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged Act, American Trucking Associations, Association, bad brokers, Brokerage Activities, Fertile Ground, frank guinta, Fraud, Freight Charges, Freight Forwarder, Independent Drivers Association, ooida, requirement, russ carnahan, Scam Artists, Strict Guidelines, surety, surety bond requirement, surety bonds, Todd Spencer, transportation act, transportation intermediaries association, trucking industry, Unlimited Liability, Valuable Service 2 Comments
Ray LaHood: ‘No Texting’ while Driving – Big Brother says Otherwise
New Yorkers will be the first to use a new alert system. They will be rapidly alerted to potentially dangerous situations – ranging from terrorist threats to impending hazardous weather – under a new text notification program. Mayor Bloomberg unveiled … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged big brother, cell phone users, commercial drivers, commercial trucks, dangerous situations, Electronic Devices, hazardous weather, mayor bloomberg, missing kids, notification program, Ray LaHood, safety threats, Secretary of Transportation, terrorist threats, text messaging, texting, Truck Drivers, trucking industry, tuesday morning, world trade center site 2 Comments
Strike Three! – FMCSA, You’re Outta There!
The primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. The FMCSA was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on January … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking, trucking news Tagged American Trucking Association, American Trucking Associations, commercial motor vehicles, driver fatigue, Federal, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, Good Year, Hours-of-Service, improvement act, motor, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, professional truck drivers, safety, safety group, Safety Improvement, Strike, Third Strike, transportation dot, truck, trucking industry, two strikes, U.S. Department 1 Comment