Watch on YouTube   Real Women in Trucking (RWIT) http://www.realwomenintrucking.org hosted a first time event at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) Read more https://askthetrucker.com/truck-drive… The REAL Women in Trucking organization hosted a Free Ice Cream Social during a “Hot Legal Topics for Truck Drivers” event that featured three top lawyers that fight for the […]

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Advanced Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hosted a public listening session regarding Hours of Service (HOS) in Reno, NV, 10a-12p PST. TruckerNation was there and made comments. REMEMBER: FMCSA is seeking comments on (1) short-haul operations, (2) adverse driving conditions, (3) 30-minute break, and (4) split sleeper provisions. Comment […]

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Taking the Xypper Challenge-Increasing the bottom line for Owner Operators Why should Owner Operators take the Xypper Challenge? Efficiency and Higher Profits is the Goal of Xypper for Owner Operators Xypper’s mission is ultimately to help Owner Operators as much as possible and not flood them with” just another system or loadboard”. It’s a a […]

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Real Women In Trucking presented (RWIT) at GATS ( Great American Trucking Show), discussing the trucker issues and obstacles within the industry finally coming to light. RWIT introduced during their event–  Women Silenced in Trucking Speaking Out and how to Learn Their Legal Rights. The REAL Women in Trucking organization hosted a Free Ice Cream […]

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Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center talks to us about truck leasing, including those not sponsored by trucking companies. Most veteran drivers know that carrier truck leases are designed to fail. But there are leases not associated directly with a carrier who will also set you up to fail.   Mr. Taylor gives tips before […]

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“What you receive if a Whistleblower case is won” Part 3 Paul Taylor of TruckersJusticCenter provides examples of what you can win under the truck driver whistleblower act (STAA) if you can prove your protected activity  is connected to retaliation. If you win it is mandatory that your employer offer you your job back, even […]

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Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center explains How truckers win their case under Whistleblowers Protection-STAA What drivers have to prove under the STAA? Part 2 The Truck Driver Whistleblower Act (STAA) What do you have to prove under the statute?  Paul explains in detail how a drivers’ protected activity is protected by adverse action under the […]

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Part 1 The Truck Driver Whistleblower Act – STAA United States Department of Labor- Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) 49 U.S.C. §31105 Part 1 Paul Taylor explains protections for truck drivers from retaliation under STAA (Surface Transportation Assistance Act) Complaints to Government or Employer Testimony in a Grievance Proceeding […]

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Benefits of side underride guards for semitrailers There’s a difference between a fiberglass side skirt intended to improve aerodynamics and an Underride Protection Device. New IIHS tests show how a well-­built side underride guard can prevent a passenger vehicle from sliding beneath the side of a semitrailer. The tests mark the first time that IIHS […]

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Three young women — along with thousands of other people — lost their lives when their cars went under trucks. There are solutions. They are called Underrides. They aren’t forced to be put on every truck. Why not? This may help you understand “why not”  .Underride Guard Mandate: A Counterargument to Industry Opposition Sign the […]

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