Hot Industry Issues

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The Owner Operator Finally Wins One

Short haul owner operators, may still be one of the few viable options, and one of the last remaining areas of profit for the independent trucker

Becoming An Owner Operator: A Company Driver’s Dilemma

In the present economic climate and the volatile trucking industry, a company driver needs to examine carefully all the factors, before taking the plunge to become an owner operator.

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Who Will Support the Truckers?

Help us out. Help us find out who to contact and send letters to that have the ability to make the changes ? Who other than senators can we contact ? Who in the government controls when how and how much freight rates are?

Trucker Pay Issues

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Trucker Pay: Pay the Truck Driver By the Hour

What REALLY needs to happen? It’s not rocket science…. pay the truck driver by the hour, for big delays such as this

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Truck Driver Pay Incentive Plans Can Be a Scam

Rather than increase the mileage rate for truck drivers, recently trucking companies have the idea that a ‘driver incentive’ plan is a ‘better deal for drivers’….a tricky way to lead truckers to believe they are being paid a better wage.

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Truck Driver Shortage Solution is NOT Driver Incentive Pay

At the recent American Trucking Association management conference, Derek Leathers, CEO of Werner Enterprises, was asked if he’d considered paying his drivers by the hour.

Safety Concerns:

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Tired Truckers: Professional Drivers Asleep at the Wheel

Truck driver fatigue is still a problem on our highways.

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Trucking & Time Sensitive Freight: Who’s Responsible for Safety?

There is a notable lack of control over time sensitive freight movement. If safety is a primary concern on our highways today, is everyone doing their best to protect the lives of others and still be in agreement with the concept of shipping ‘time sensitive’ freight?

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Tractor Trailer Accidents Provoke Huge Insurance Increase

It looks like the powers that be are about to ‘slap’ the trucking industry just one more time…. though this time it looks like it might knock us cold.
Rep. Matt Cartwright, has brought a bill proposing that the minimum insurance requirements for carriers be increased. Presently, the minimum amount of insurance required for carriers of $750,000 was established over 30 years ago. The proposal wants to raise that threshold to 4.4 million….. absolute insanity!