Tag: Rick Ash
Another record year for truckers’ GATS parking benefit auction for St. Christopher
Despite the recent freight slowdown in some parts of the trucking sector, owner-operators and company drivers alike dug in deep to pull out yet another record-breaking auction for the “Truckers Fund.” Between an auction, a charity dunk tank ($20 for three throws) and matching funds, total donations for the event came to nearly $21K.
August 29, 2019
The Roadcheck effect: Vacations, business as usual and a growing violation category
With Roadcheck inspections in full swing for June 2018, data from Overdrive and RigDig show violation totals have risen slightly over the past two years.
June 7, 2018
Bill nearing passage would grease the skids for occ/acc insurance use by owner-operators in Colorado
A bill nearing passage in the Colorado state legislature, SB 178, which has passed the Senate and awaits a House floor vote, would clarify workers compensation rules to allow specific occupational accident insurance coverage as an option for owner-operator independent contractors.
April 17, 2018
The double-edged sword of appointment times
Appointment systems are great if you’re right on time and the facility keeps its appointment ducks in a row — not so if you get held up en route or, God forbid, you’re early. In such cases, professionalism greases the skids…
September 22, 2015
Owner-operator walk-and-talk with Anne Ferro
Several operators took the opportunity the Trucking Solutions Group’s health walk at MATS represented to walk-and-talk issues with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.
March 23, 2013
Owner-operator Rick Ash’s health reading list
The Trucking Solutions Group of owner-operators, of which Ash is a member, is hosting an open call tomorrow, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. Find call-in details, along with recommended health reading, in this story.
October 30, 2012
Anne Ferro conferences on issues with owner-operators
Run-down of the Wednesday, June 20, 2012 call hosted by the Trucking Solutions Group with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro on critical industry issues. Find a summation of some of the major points with a link to the entire recorded call.
June 22, 2012
Open call with Anne Ferro
The folks at the Trucking Solutions Group — including members we’ve written about on the blog, from owner-operators Rick Ash and Bob and Linda Caffee to Henry Albert — are hosting an open conference call with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro today at 3 p.m. EDT today. Call-in details you can find here, and I’ll include […]
June 20, 2012
Two calls this week highlight driver advocacy efforts in D.C.
Scott Grenerth with Trucking Solutions Group today Those of you who’ve read this blog with any regularity are probably well familiar with Fikes-leased owner-operator Scott Grenerth (pictured with a new custom-designed bike at the Great American Trucking Show this past August — Grenerth is also coproprietor of the rideandroll.me site cataloging biking trails in proximity […]
November 2, 2011
Ferro on detention: ‘Shippers should be held accountable.’
If you missed the open call the Trucking Solutions Group’s member owner-operators held with FMCSA administrator Anne Ferro last week, you missed a lot. The wide-ranging conversation ran the gamut of topics from cross-border trucking to hours and detention concerns. About the last of which, it was heartening to hear, Ferro noted that she in […]
May 10, 2011
Open call Wed. with Anne Ferro hosted by Trucking Solutions Group
Rick Ash, chairman of the driver/owner-operator-led Trucking Solutions Group — with members ranging from such Channel 19 familiar faces Jeff Clark (Truckers News Marathon Trucker columnist), Henry Albert (Overdrive‘s 2007 Trucker of the Year) and Linda Caffee (team expedited hauler with her husband, Bob) — reports the TSG will host a call tomorrow, Wed., May […]
May 3, 2011
Truckers discuss real-world health problems
Truckers reviewed health problems and challenges of coping with them at an international conference on driver health in Baltimore.
November 10, 2010
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