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Driver shortage: Readers weigh in

What's your view? Respondents to recent polling expressed widely different views about a driver shortage. About half of readers consider it real, while the other half view it as myth or primarily a function of other forces.

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C.R. England amends training program, raises pay for trainees

C.R. England has announced changes in its training programs and an associated pay increase of more than 12 percent for drivers in the company's Phase 2 training program.

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A view on increasing safety through training in wake of historic Indiana bridge’s destruction

"It’s difficult to imagine how a driver could earn a CDL without understanding weights and how they pertain to axles, gross weight and bridge laws." --Ellen Voie

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CSA reform package in highway bill includes added incentive/bonus program for motor carriers

The "Beyond Compliance" incentive/credit program's inclusion in the highway bill ensures its regulatory pursuit. Inclusion follows exploration of the idea by FMCSA and numerous commenters earlier this year.

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Further evidence to give an abundance of thanks

"For those of you who don't make it home for Thanksgiving, you will be thought of at our table this year, and you have our family's sincere appreciation for doing a really hard job, as we give thanks for an abundance of things to be thankful for."

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The new top hours of service enforcer

No state issued a higher percentage of hours violations in 2014 than this one. Training has helped officials find their ‘comfort zone’ enforcing the ever-shifting regs nationwide, but especially in this state.

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I have boots that are older than 18 years

"If the industry wants to raise training standards to that of the military, then having 18-year-old interstate drivers would be fine. But until there is real change... 18-year-olds driving interstate is a bad idea."

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Wisconsin: Targeting enforcement for violations

Only one state does it better -- or in many truckers' perspectives, worse -- than Wisconsin. With more than 3 violations written for every inspection performed in 2014, the state closed in on category leader Connecticut.

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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Get involved: New training course, video from Truckers Against Trafficking

Along with a new version of its training video you can see here, the organization is offering a new interactive online training course for members of the trucking community interested in learning more about how just they can be a part of the anti-trafficking effort.

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