Tag Archives: Drivers

Underpaid Truckers?

Wal-Mart could be facing up to an $100 million pay-back to truckers. Continue reading

Driver Shortage – Do Drivers Feel Abused?

A new-to-the-industry fellow sheds some light on the trucking industry’s notoriously high turnover rates. Continue reading

Do Your Tires Need Air?

Have you ever found yourself neglecting to give your tires a quick fill up of air because you’re short on time? Continue reading

FMCSA to Survey Drivers on Entry-Level Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it intends to perform a one-time survey of drivers in the industry regarding the level of training they receive from their employers and how that interacts with their Entry-Level Driver Training. The results will be used by FMCSA as it plans out the upcoming Congressional requirement to issue regulations requiring entry-level driver training. Continue reading

Carrier Out of Service for Non-English Speaking Drivers

A carrier from Indiana was ordered to cease operations by the Federal government for violations including  drivers who did not possess CDLs and drivers who were unable to communicate in English. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is also debating whether to take punitive action against the individual drivers as well as the company. Continue reading

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

September 11-17, 2011: It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. During this week Foley Carrier Services will be joining the rest of the country in celebrating the folk who drive the country’s economy. We would not be able to enjoy the American Dream if it weren’t for the men and women who move goods around the country. It’s an oft-repeated statistic, but, still, an eye-opening one: more than 95% of everything bought and sold in this country, is at some point, moved in a truck.

In an effort to promote what it means to be a truck driver, the ATA has produced the following video. Take a look  and share your thoughts on being a trucker in the comments section. Continue reading

What Tech Do You Want To See In Your Truck?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is currently taking over most of Las Vegas. If its electrical and you can think of it, you’ll probably find some example on the trade show floor. Everything from Computers, to stereos and TVs to high-tech transportation CES covers pretty much all of it. Which got us thinking — every year you see all sorts of gizmos and doodads for cars but not so many for trucks and truckers. This doesn’t really make much sense; the average car driver only spends an hour or so a day in their vehicle whereas truckers all but live in their truck for most of the week.

So, our question for you is — what ‘trucker tech’ do you want to see by next year’s CES? Something useful, something entertaining, something to help with compliance or with fuel efficiency. Put your wish-list in the comments section, we’d love to hear them!