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Truckers will be first casualty of self-driving technology - WikiTribune


WikiTribune

Truckers will be first casualty of self-driving technology
WikiTribune
While ride-sharing apps are investing in self-driving cars, your Uber will likely have a human behind the wheel for decades to come. Autonomous technology is simply not ready to handle the unpredictable pedestrians and stop-and-go traffic that comes ...


Essex Co. seeks help for bus-driver shortage - Plattsburgh Press Republican

Essex Co. seeks help for bus-driver shortage
Plattsburgh Press Republican
American Transportation Research Institute data, shared in October at the annual conference of the American Truck Association, shows about 50,000 vacant trucking jobs exist nationwide, and that number could swell to 175,000 by 2026 if the trend ...


Trucking jobs decrease in December; up more than 10000 for the year - Land Line Magazine

Land Line Magazine

Trucking jobs decrease in December; up more than 10000 for the year
Land Line Magazine
Transportation jobs overall scored an 11th consecutive month of job gains in December, albeit a small one. The transport sector netted 1,800 jobs to the economy. However, trucking jobs went down moderately after a small increase in November. For the ...


Trucking firms offer up to $8000 bonus and other deals to lure drivers - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Trucking firms offer up to $8000 bonus and other deals to lure drivers
USA TODAY
And it's not the only inducement to change jobs: •Covenant Transport of Chattanooga offers drivers a run home every other week and guarantees $100-per-day late pay. •Total Transportation of Richland, Miss., touts it will pay weigh-in fees and provide a ...

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Iddings Trucking to close - Marietta Times

Iddings Trucking to close
Marietta Times
Iddings Trucking, located at 741 Blue Knob Road, received a motion to convert to chapter 11 after it was thought the company might be able to pull through. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division filed the motion ...


Death of the American Trucker - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.com

Death of the American Trucker
RollingStone.com
In his stagecraft, Trump puts truckers on a pedestal. Behind the scenes, his administration is seeking to hasten a revolution in robotic driving that poses an existential threat to their livelihoods. We're at the dawn of the self-driving truck. The ...

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Trucking Remains One of the Nation's Deadliest Jobs - Trucks.com

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Trucking Remains One of the Nation's Deadliest Jobs
Trucks.com
The job is one of the 10 deadliest for the year. In 2016, truck drivers had a fatal injury rate of 24.7 per 100,000 full-time employees. Other dangerous occupations include logging, with a fatality rate of 135.9 per 100,000; fishermen, at 86 deaths ...


Autonomous Semis Could Impact Local Trucking Companies - KDRV

KDRV

Autonomous Semis Could Impact Local Trucking Companies
KDRV
Siskiyou Transportation Inc. says we won't be seeing autonomous trucks for awhile because the public isn't fully on board yet. "A lot of that is just going to be convincing the public that this is a safe mode," says Mark Gibson, President of Siskiyou ...


Trucking faces a rapidly-changing job market - Fleet Owner

Fleet Owner

Trucking faces a rapidly-changing job market
Fleet Owner
In his recent forecast What's Ahead for Jobs? Five Disruptions to Watch in 2018, Chamberlain focuses on a wide range of issues – from how artificial intelligence (AI) will redefine work to how mobile technology is changing the way people find and apply ...


Trucking Industry Struggles With Growing Driver Shortage - NPR

NPR

Trucking Industry Struggles With Growing Driver Shortage
NPR
But many truckers say the federal mandate does not provide the flexibility they need. "Federal regulators simply don't have a clue," Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, a trade group, told NPR ...

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TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.01.13
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending January 13, 2018. We welcome
Found expired
Hello, My father-in-law owned his own logistics company and was found dead in the back of his cab in another state. Can you provide guidance on how to
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2018.01.06
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending January 6, 2018. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.30
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 30, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.23
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 23, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.16
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 16, 2017. We welcome
dispatchers punishing drivers
i am a truck driver, i have heard, for example, if i do something that a dispatcher disagrees with, i may sit while the guy next to me at same reciever,
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.12.09
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 9, 2017. We welcome
Electronic Logging Devices Mandate Commentary
Vicki Simons gave this Electronic Logging Devices Mandate commentary at a truck stop near her home on December 4, 2017. Observe 3 key points about ELDs.
TDMST Weekly Round-Up 2017.12.02
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending December 2, 2017.
In what other industry besides trucking has the government ever mandated the purchase of a 'self-certification' product?
In my December 2, 2017, TDMST Weekly Round-Up, I cited a November 30, 2017, article that captured the following: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hall
lawyer
got a ticket in wyoming for 392.00 and the lawyer jusy postponed the ticket after paying him 400.00. He did nothing that we discussed to lower speed or
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.11.25
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 25, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.11.11
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 11, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.11.04
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 4, 2017. We welcome
what is the difference between Cascadia 125 and 113 ? which one is better ?
am buying a Freightliner Cascadia , saw there are 2 kinds one is 125 and the other 113 . is there a big difference between them ? can both do the same
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.10.28
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 28, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.10.21
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 21, 2017. We welcome
Philly Cheese Steak Macaroni
1 box of large shells 2 jars of Ragu 3 cheese sauce 1 green pepper 1 red pepper 1 large onion thin sliced steak of your choice season your steak and
Out of service made out great! (TVC Review)
I was on 81 south just below Hazelton, Pa. and the lights were flashing at a remote Dot stop, so I pulled down in. I had a previous level one inspection
Truck Driver Training Schools: Know This Before You Enroll
Truck driver training schools can help you begin your new truck driving career. Learn what you need to know about and what to look for in a truck driver training school before you enroll.
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.10.14
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 14, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.10.07
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending October 7, 2017. We welcome
Buying a Thermoelectric Cooler? Here's What Truckers Need to Know...
Before you buy a thermoelectric cooler, you need to know some things. Our experience with this cooling device may help you...
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.06.17
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending June 17, 2017. We welcome
VELCRO
From 2 wide to 1/2 dots. Comes in handy for oh so many things from phone holders to dog dishes. ----- Response from Vicki: That's an excellent idea!
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.09.30
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 30, 2017. We welcome
Forced to Retire from Trucking and Truck Driving
Which factors have impacting the trucking industry such that some truckers have been forced to retire? Is there anything professional truck drivers can do about them?
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.09.23
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 23, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.09.16
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 16, 2017. We welcome
Large Truck Air Resistance, Fuel Economy and Efficiency
What does air resistance do to fuel economy on large trucks? Where does it happen most? How can it be reduced?
Female Truckers and Their Unique Money Saving Challenges
What financial challenges do women who become professional truck drivers have? We discuss female truckers in the context of saving money.
Record Keeping Basics for Truck Drivers
Excellent record keeping is essential for any professional. With limited time and space, what recordkeeping basics do professional drivers need?
Truck Snow Chains: Preparation for Winter Driving
When preparing to drive a commercial motor vehicle in the winter in some locations, you need to know the basics about truck snow chains....
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.09.09
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 9, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.09.02
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 2, 2017. We welcome
Entertainment: Options and Costs for Professional Truck Drivers
This is a sampling of entertainment options available to professional truck drivers. We also address upfront and long-term costs.
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.08.19
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 19, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.08.26
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 26, 2017. We welcome
TVC is not all it's cracked up to be!
9 over citation. Original fine $182.00. Used TVC and after several calls finally got an attorney. Asked to speak to him but never got a response. Then,
Choosing a reputable cdl training school/program...
I have received an offer to attend Roadmaster Trucking School in North Carolina...is it a reputable program? The recruiter's sound like auto salespersons...
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.08.12
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 12, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.05.06
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending May 6, 2017. We welcome your
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.08.05
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending August 5, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.07.29
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 29, 2017. This week, Vicki
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.07.01
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 1, 2017. We welcome your
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.07.22
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 22, 2017. We welcome
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.07.15
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 15, 2017. We welcome
Falcon Eye Dash Cams
Falcon Eye Dash cams, until further notrice, not recommending them any more. I've attempted to contact them, with noreply. 4 cam system costing well over
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.07.08
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 8, 2017. We welcome your
Shower fee at Portage, Wisconsin, Petro infuriates trucker's wife
Note: A trucker's wife who wants to be identified only by her initials, P.H., wrote a post on one of the groups on Facebook about a situation that transpired
Garmin dezcamlm
Over all a good product, as always finding addresses can be confusing. Cr- state Route or odd address such as N58 w17350 Shawn cir,Menomonee falls,wi.
TDMST Weekly Round-Up: 2017.06.24
This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending June 24, 2017. We welcome

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