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Samuel Barradas
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Administrator, Writer for TruckersReport
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Looks like a lot of truckers have observed police officers driving recklessly on the highway, causing crashes or near-crashes.

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Some truck driver trainers are discussing the reasons why rookies get sent home during OTR training. Plenty of good advice for new drivers who are about to attend company orientation.

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Are truck drivers expected to give their employers two weeks notice before moving to a new job, or just park the truck at the terminal and throw them the keys? Discussion on the TruckersReport forum: http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/experienced-truckers-advice/206143-how-much-of-a-notice-enough.html

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Considering it's tax season, now is a good time to check out this discussion thread: Tax Deductions Truck Drivers Miss. Thanks to trknfool for starting it!

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A town that banned truck parking quickly found themselves caught up in a backlash as drivers refused to deliver in the area and wrote letters to the town council. The mayor and council members are now working to reverse their short-sighted ban.
http://www.thetruckersreport.com/when-drivers-fight-back-truck-ban-under-review-in-warner-robins/

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Lots of comments on last week's story about CR England's attempts to dodge the fine for illegal truck leasing practices: http://www.thetruckersreport.com/judge-to-c-r-england-stop-whining-and-pay-your-fine/

It seems like whenever CR England is mentioned, drivers come from everywhere to relay their bad experiences with management. Is there a trucking company with a more negative reputation with truck drivers than CR England?

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If anyone is wondering why so few women are joining the trucking industry, just check out the response to this article we published about a sexual harassment/discrimination lawsuit against Central Refrigerated. A lot of the comments blame the woman for making a fuss or are quick to dismiss the allegations as false. It's up to the courts to determine the facts about this particular case, but it's clear that Central Refrigerated and the majority of motor carriers do not have effective procedures for protecting their trainees from sexual harassment.

Wake up, trucking industry! It's the 21st century, putting women in dangerous and uncomfortable situations and telling them to 'just deal with it' is only acceptable in episodes of Mad Men!

Let me put it another way: in an industry that is always desperate for more drivers, why are companies alienating 50% of their possible recruits?

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50 comments on our story about a truck driver's widow suing his employer after a tragic accident caused by truck brake failure.

Most commenters felt that the responsibility for the brake failure was on the driver, as brake issues should have been detected during pre-trip inspections.

However, drivers also noted their own experience with trucking companies who have been slow to respond to repair requests after receiving notifications of mechanical issues.

Truck drivers want to be safe so that they don't hurt themselves or anybody else on the road. Companies must work with them to identify and repair safety issues so that avoidable tragedies like this can be prevented in the future.

Do you think these comments were on target, or is there something I missed?

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Just published our weekly trucking news round-up. With 19 comments in the first 4 hours, our top story today: 
GPS is Leading Truckers Astray
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