truck driver

Ranking jobs: Truck Driver gains while Publication Editor plummets

At No. 108, though, 'Truck Driver' falls far behind the No. 1 occupation of 'Actuary,' a sort of glorified statistician of sorts -- meaning FMCSA's CSA team might have the best job in the country?

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Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

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Lindsay Lawler to sing at lighting of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Lindsay Lawler, spokesperson for TCA's Highway Angel program, will perform her latest single, “Standing Tall,” the official song of the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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Dollars and dental care

Dental care is essential to staying healthy, which in turn, plays a role in keeping your business healthy.

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Another trucker finds Joe’s Truck Stop the hard way

If you are a truck driver, Joe’s Truck Stop is a place you want to avoid visiting.

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Latest job rankings: ‘Truck driver’ gains to 128

  Next time you encounter a bear with an attitude, remember you may well not be dealing with a happy man -- or woman, as it were. As a highway hauler, your occupation is ranked far ahead of "Highway Patrol Officer" and "Police Officer" in CareerCast.com's top 200 job rankings this year. Smokey Bear came in at 157 and his more local variant at 163, while since I wrote in February 2011 about the rankings, listed from "best to ...

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Panel discusses response to CSA, hours of service

A panel of three fleet executives discussed Thursday morning the changing outlook of the trucking industry during the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas. CSA regulations, electronic on-board recorders, hours of service and driver recruitment have garnered attention from fleets recently. Russell Stubbs, president and CEO of FFE Transportation Services; Robert Low, president and founder of Prime Inc.; and Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight Lines, discussed the impact of these issues on truck ...

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Wikileaks offers window into Iranian trucking community

However you feel about the WikiLeaks organization's recent and ongoing release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, there's no doubt that many of the releases offer fascinating windows into the ways of world power -- and more. Not least among the latter was the view a series of cables detailed at the Eurasianet.org site, dedicated to dissemination of news from Central Asia, gives of cross-border Iranian long-haulers' view of their country's leadership and the U.S. The points ...

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Dentistry: latest in driving distractions

It's been texting for a couple years now, after it was CBs and Qualcomm units and cell phones, and now DOT is reportedly eyeing other in-cab distractions for potential regulation beginning later this year. Then there was that rash of ugly outcomes after haulers either choked on or were otherwise distracted by food -- oh a-and there were those reports of on-highway sexual acts, too -- and now, according to this story on the Canadian news site ...

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Driver wins award for protecting injured man

John Boyd, a professional truck driver for ABF Freight System Inc., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel.

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