social media

Making the most of Foursquare

How to use Foursquare with your smartphone or tablet Sign up using your email address or Facebook account. Activate your device’s GPS function. When you make a stop, open the Foursquare app to find the nearest locations. Using the honor system, only “check in” where you are visiting. Link the app to your Twitter account to have your check-ins tweeted. Be wary that these are sometimes viewed as uninteresting, and you may risk losing some of your followers. Find ...

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Awesome trucks and the fruits of debate: Two events upcoming

Round-up of two events upcoming: the big 2nd Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention meeting Oct. 27-28 and the ATHS Cookeville, Tenn., truck show Sept. 27-28.

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ObamaCare: Love it? Or repeal it?

As you'll likely be aware, on June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the president’s health care act, including a provision that requires Americans to prove they have health insurance or pay a fine. Also under the law, those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage, children up to age 26 can stay on their parents’ insurance, and states must set up online “exchanges” where consumers can buy subsidized insurance policies. Presumptive Republican ...

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Birds of a feather: Trucking tweeps @OverdriveUpdate

We found these followers of Overdrive’s Twitter feed to have intriguing self-descriptions. Upon closer examination, their tweets seemed like something you might want to read, too. Follow @OverdriveUpdate at twitter.com for daily news and views updates. @drury1150 Ex-trucker John Drury recently left the road after dancing his way to losing 100 pounds, and he’s poised to “make a difference in trucking,” as a recent tweet noted. He hosts Big John’s Dance Fitness Hour zumba classes around ...

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Truckers’ attorney Paul Taylor, FMCSA rep at social media meeting

The folks with the Truck Driver Social Media Convention are gearing up for their second annual meeting -- and have been sharing highlights of the two-day program in process for Oct. 27-28 in Kansas City via the AsktheTrucker.com blog. Among the presenters this year will be Elaine Papp, Division Chief of the FMCSA's  Office of Medical Programs. Got a question relative to driver medical qualifications / FMCSA's plans to regulate the sleep apnea condition? Given the ...

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The limits of social media: More drivers needed in Washington meeting rooms

The final moments of the panel discussion between attendees and presenters during the Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Miss., Oct. 15, brought the point of the whole enterprise into inspired relief. Frederick Schaffner of TheAmericanDriver.com, whom you may be familiar with for his part in leading efforts with others to change the Virginia two-hour truck parking time limits at rest areas to a less-draconian overnight parking prohibition, questioned a statement panelist and attorney Paul ...

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Lawyer uses social media to promote trucker rights

Paul Taylor discussed protections from various retaliatory acts drivers may experience.

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Truckers urged to use social media

Truck Driver Social Media Convention speakers discuss using social media tools to combat regulations.

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Oct. 15: Truck Driver Social Media Convention

The first Truck Driver Social Media Convention will be held Saturday in Tunica, Miss.

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Truck Driver Social Media Convention

OCT. 15: TRUCK DRIVER SOCIAL MEDIA CONVENTION, Gold Strike Resort & Casino, Tunica, Miss., www.truckingsocialmedia.com.

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