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As The World Churns: The Driver Shortage Myth

by Dave Ashelman

This article looks at how trucking companies have re-defined terms such as 'turnover' and 'churn' in order to claim a driver shortage and prevent changing the way they do business on the back-end.

The Sleep Apnea Witch Hunt

by Tanya Bons

Truckers with a BMI of 35 or more are being targeted in the 2012 Sleep Apnea witch hunt. Learn the symptoms, triggers, and who is behind the push for sleep apnea testing. Understand the money associated with sleep apnea and the potential risks for truck drivers.

My Overweight Ticket

by Rhonda

This article follows one truck driver's experience with an overweight ticket. The driver was following instructions from their employer, but still received a fine. Learn about the unfairness associated with trucker regulations and what can be done to avoid overweight tickets.

I Want Out Of Trucking As A Driver

by Rhonda

Entering trucking in 2001, the author recounts the many changes and challenges they experienced as a driver. With truckers often facing difficult road conditions, conflicting rules, and even anti-truck sentiment, the author shares their experience and advice for those interested in entering trucking.

FMCSA SAFESTAT: The Grading System For Carriers And Their Employees

by Rhonda

The FMCSA collects data in four areas to grade trucking companies with DOT numbers: Accident, Driver, Vehicle, and Safety Management. Law enforcement agencies monitor these statistics to identify those carriers with the most problems. Learn how to access this information and how it affects drivers here.

Getting Real About The Trucking Industry and How Things Really Are


Learn the truth about life in the trucking industry from a 15-year truck driver's experiences. Find out what it's really like on the road, how to navigate through challenges, and the rewards of being a truck driver.

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part VII: Tankers and Flatbeds


Part 7 of our series looks at the differences between driving for a dry van carrier and a tanker or flatbed carrier. Different job duties and lifestyle considerations need to be taken into account when deciding which type of trucking is best for you.

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