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Open line discussion of how CDL training, CSA 2010 and Cross Border Trucking relates to the trucking industry reports of a massive truck driver shortage in the United States. Also, for the first time anywhere, hear the debut of the song dedicated to Jason Rivenburg, in support of Jason's Law: "A Prayer for Jason" - ONLY on Truth About Trucking "LIVE."
Reports are showing that there is currently a truck driver shortage of 20,000 drivers in the United States, with that figure growing to 114,000 by the year 2014. What is the real truth behind the truck driver shortage? 72,000 drivers lost their jobs in 2008 alone, yet presently they cannot fill 20,000 positions? Open discussion on the real facts about the driver shortage myth. Other topics will include problems with the current state of truck driver training and opening the
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Attorney Elizabeth Riles of Bobhot & Riles, LLP: The law firm that Firm that represented Karen Shank , a Former CRST trucking student who won a $1.5 Million dollar sexual harassment judgment against the carrier in 2011.
Driver Trainer Tracy Tuttle , a founding member of the REAL Women in Trucking, Former student & Trainer at CRST that was part of the CRST Sexual Harassment Class Action Case and a current driver trainer at USA Truck.
PhD Candidate Valerie Keathley , Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Valerie is a cultural geographer and her research interests include labor, mobility, and identity. She is currently finishing her dissertation which is titled “Life on the Big Slab: Identity and Mobility in the United States Trucking Industry.” The research data is drawn from in-depth interviews with over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers and participant observation. Valerie will be discussing her findings about gender in the trucking industry.
Professional CMV drivers were earning more money in 1980 than they are today and they have seen truck driver wages fall by 40% during the past 33 years. With no adjustment for inflation or other such economic factors, and by figuring in total number of hours worked per week, the majority of drivers end up earning an hourly wage that is far below the minimum wage. Jeff Barker is an 18 year OTR veteran with over two million miles. A former heavy truck and transport refrigeration mechanic and tr
Automotive Journalist ALAN GELL was among the test drivers and judges for the annual TAWA autowriters Texas Truck Rodeo. The 2014 Kia Sorento competed in the Mid-Size Crossover SUV/CUV category. Although it did not win, the Kia received a significant number of votes from the media members.
Following a test drive through the Texas Hill Country, Alan stopped to chat with EMILY GRANNIS about the Kia Sorento. Emily was the Account Executive accompanying the Kia at the event and rode along on most of the drives. She is with the Zeno Group, the PR agency for Kia.
Automotive Journalist ALAN GELL was among 40-something media types who attended, judged, and voted at the 2013 Texas Truck Rodeo. One vehicle that caught his eye was the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander. He interviewed SOPHIA KO, an Account Representative with Mitsubishi's PR agency.
The Mitsubishi Outlander competed in the MID-SIZE crossover CUV category against the Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Equinox, and Kia Sorento. The Santa Fe won the category award.
The Truck Rodeo test drive vehicle was a dark color called Labrado Black Pearl, listed as a 4 door SUV and powered by a 2.4 liter engine, matched with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), SE trim level, and full-time All Wheel Drive.
In addition to all the standard items, it was equipped with the SE Touring Package that added a powered sunroof, Fosgate Radio sound system, navigation, power remote tailgate, and a whole lot more.
Bottom sticker price with all options and delivery charges was $32,720. It was EPA mileage rated at 26 mpg average.
Women Truckers Network Podcast
Roundtable Discussion from 1st WTN phone conference features Sandi Talbott, Jimmy "Monkey Gouger" Ardis , Alison Morris and Tanner Peavler.
In this June 2012 conference recording we introduce the one-armed truck driver with over 4 million mile safe miles, Mr. Jimmy Ardis and Tanner Peavler who drives for Celedon to discuss CDL training and Truck stop issues which include safety, security and privatization.
Mr. Ardis and Mr Peavler helped to inspire our weekly WTN conference recordings for lady truckers.
You've always heard him call in just about every Friday night on the Jackie Blue Show. So, who is Triple”T”? What’s his likes and dislikes? Meet Triple “T” The Tow Truck Driver. I wonder what he’s doing now. On The way to Morehead City, tune in tonight at 11 pm.
Will The Shortage of Available African American Men Force African American Women To Marry Men Of Oth
What used to be undercover is now out in the open - men of other ethnic groups desire black women. Is the idea of marrying only within one's "race" obsolete? If so, with the shortage of available African American men, will African American women be forced to broaden their choices? With high profile men such as the former Mayor Richard M. Daley dating a younger, attractive African American woman, Dr. Adele Cobbs, perhaps other women will consider other options. How will African American men respond if particularly the successful African American women no longer seek them out as potential mates? What social impact could this have? Is this a step toward progress and a less "racially divided" society?
Richard Wilson of TCRG Consulting joins us for this open discussion on the most pressing topics and issues within the U.S. trucking industry.
One of our most popular shows, the "Open Forum" is where we open up the mic to you, the professional truck driver and you decide where the conversation leads:
What will the affects be for Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders since the President recently signed into Law legislation for FMCSA rulemaking (rather than guidance). Will it ensure Federal Standards for governing screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles ?
Has anything positive come out of the recent trucker “Ride for the Constitution”? Will this create a movement for truckers to be more proactive?
Detention Pay anyone? Is that something we’ve given up on?
How about CDL training standards, where have those talks gone?
Trucking topics? Come join the conversation!