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Why There's A Shortage Of Truck Drivers In America

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business

There is a shortage of truck drivers in the United States.  Unsurprisingly, that's leading to a bidding war for qualified truckers among the big...

Office Workers Aren't The Only Ones Suffering From Sitting All Day

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

Workers toiling away at a desk aren't the only ones suffering from the effects of sitting for hours on end. As wellness becomes a stronger focus in t...

Enough! Stop More Giant Truck-Trailers on Your Highways

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The big trucking industry now wants to roll back protections in 39 states, put longer double trailers on your roads and cut back on giving truck drivers the rest they (and you) need. Is there any limit on the supremacy of commercial greed over safety values?

Autonomous Vehicles Will Replace Taxi Drivers, But That's Just the Beginning

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Sam Tracy

Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.

Truckers Need Meditation and Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

So, how can truckers implement meditation and mindfulness and why? As science continues to prove, meditation offers hard core assistance in dealing with stress, enhancing longevity and assisting with loneliness. Here are some practical implementations and thoughts.

The Never Open Desert Diner Is a Literary Serendipity

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Sometimes you pick up a book you know nothing about, read a few sentences and are immediately hooked. Such is the case of The Never Open Desert Diner by James Anderson. This is Anderson's first novel and it is a great one.

Ho, Ho, Ho, Who Delivers Those Holiday Gifts?

James Witte | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
James Witte

Immigrant truck drivers serve a vital role in the trucking industry. Trucking firms need to recognize the increasingly critical role immigrant truck drivers will play in overcoming some of the industry's most pressing challenges and take action to facilitate their increased acceptance into the industry.

God Bless the Night Shift

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

And especially for all those who risk their lives at night to keep us safe, warm and comfortable, we should all say a special thanks and prayer for safety. Because being up all night is interesting, and sometimes profitable. But it's almost never preferable. And I speak from experience.

Dave Jamieson

Congress Wants To Let Truck Drivers Stay On The Road Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

The spending bill put forth by members of Congress late Tuesday would shelve new safety requirements imposed last year on the country's truck drivers....

Truckers Strike at L.A. Port for Workers Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

No worker wants to go on strike, but several major trucking companies at these L.A. and Long Beach ports have made working conditions so miserable that many drivers believe they have no choice. So the drivers will be out of their trucks and onto the picket lines this week.

This Army Veteran Wakes Up At 5 A.M. To Help Feed 5,000 People In Need Each Month

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact

About seven years ago, Arnold Harvey noticed rats crawling over homeless people sleeping on the streets during his night shift as a truck driver for W...

Why We Should Be Concerned About Truck Drivers' Health

Shaan Gandhi | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Shaan Gandhi

Driver fatigue should be part of a larger concern with driver health, as lack of energy and burnout could be symptoms of a larger issue with health and wellness and poor health promotion.

Footwear Giant Skechers Can Run, but It Can't Hide From Abusive Labor Practices

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Peter Dreier

A report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) exposes the huge gap between Skechers' carefully crafted image as a hip retailer and the reality of a company for whom truck drivers and warehouse workers labor under harsh, stressful, and exploitative conditions.

America's Sweatshops on Wheels Find a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

It's been a long, dark road for America's port truck drivers, but finally there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It won't happen overnight, but the nation's port truck drivers are leading the way for all American workers to once again have a shot at the American Dream.

5 Lessons From a Truck Driver

Susan Pace | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Susan Pace

I envisioned MIT and a mechanical engineering degree by 21 for my son. Instead, he has chosen to get his commercial driver's license and is a long-distance truck driver who can take a diesel engine apart and put it back together again with his eyes closed.

Truckers Plan To Clog Beltway In Shutdown Protest

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of tea party truck drivers is planning a government shutdown demonstration on the Capital Beltway that rings Washington. ...

Truckers Citing 'Corruption' Want To 'Shut Down America'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

A new social media rallying call has truckers across America buzzing. Citing government corruption as its main grievance, a Facebook group dubbed "...

Simplicity, Innovation and a Refurbished Blue Box

Paul Scott Matthew | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Paul Scott Matthew

A simple idea and a growing group of partners have resulted in a network of roadside clinics, transformed from blue shipping containers, that's delivering health care to some of Africa's most hard-to-reach people across 13 countries.

Federal Government Nation's Biggest Creator of Low-Wage Jobs: Time for Obama to Act

Mike Lux | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

President Obama has waited too long. The president could help those 2,000,000 low-wage workers working for government contractors with an executive order, and for over four years now, he has refused to act.

Truck Driver Shortage Grows Dire

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Tribe Transportation is a growing company that just added 10 new trucks to its tractor-trailer fleet. The problem has been hiring peo...

Trucker Steals And Sells 1,500 Cases Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

Truck drivers carry precious cargo every day. So precious, in fact, that sometimes they take that cargo into their own hands. Truck driver Sundiata...

Avoid (Or Evade) the Law: Just Label 'Em Independent Contractors

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 11.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Maurice Jourdane

California is known for protecting workers and guaranteeing benefits. Port drivers are denied these benefits because lawyers have drafted contracts labeling them independent contractors rather than employees of the motor carrier.

When Amber Isn't Enough: Enlisting Truckers to Help Find Missing Kids

Diane Russell | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Diane Russell

"Trucker TV" could reach thousands of long-haul truck drivers, the very folks who travel the same roads and stop at the same rest areas where missing and exploited children often happen to be.

Hanging Out Of A Moving Truck On 'World's Toughest Trucker'

Posted 04.22.2012 | TV

In an odd exchange during "World's Toughest Trucker" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery), Shane radioed to the blue truck ahead to tell them that when th...

Jobs Where People Work The Most For The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The average person in the U.S. works just over 2,000 hours per year, or 39.5 per week, and is paid $37,128 per year, according to ...