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California Transportation Companies are in new Law Proposal’s Spotlight

This new contractor’s law proposal, that’s been passed by the State’s Assembly is now being deemed by the California’s Senate. This could signify more costs to the transportation companies that aimed to categorize their drivers as independent drivers. AB 5 is the legislation that has the intention to translate the “ABC test” into law. The testing that was set in 2019 by California’s Supreme Court in favor of Dynamex. This precedent makes it more complex for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. In accordance with the test, workers will be considered as having the authorization to work, in consequence as employees with their rights, except if the employer demonstrates that the worker: I. Operates outside work from the hiring company. II. Is involved in an independently set occupation, business or trade of the same category that the one performed for the hiring company. III. Is free from the direction and control of the hiring company in relation the performance of work. If the AB 5 becomes part of California’s legislature it would extend the ruling to implement the responsibilities of transportation companies regarding the taxes in relation to unemployment insurance. Something that wasn’t included in the Dynamex decision....

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The CVSA will focus on speeding and other infractions

During this year`s CSVA`s Operation Safe Driver Week, which ...

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El Trailero News
June 4 Road Check Is your truck prepared for it?

The annual inspection blitz, that lasts 72 hours, will take ...

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Mechanical Tips

Mechanical Tips • 04/29/2019

Is your cooling system ready for summer?

In order for an engine to operate properly, its cooling system must operate in an adequate temperature range recommended by the factory to ensure that both the engine parts and oil viscosity are at the proper and recommended levels. Therefore, we will share some recommendations related to the engine...

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Mechanical Tips
Do you know how to detect problems in your truck's injectors?

The injectors are important and key for the proper operation of the fuel injection system in heavy vehicles, such as tru...

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Mechanical Tips
How to Find the Best Repair Shop for Your Truck

Your truck needs to always be in perfect condition but in addition to your maintenance of the vehicle, it’s also i...

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Mechanical Tips
Extend the life of your truck this summer

A truck in good condition is essential for any owner-operator for it will last longer and avoid troublesome mechanic pay...

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Mechanical Tips
Tips to properly slide the fifth wheel

This procedure can be very simple and every trucker must be familiar with it, because if they don´t know how to mo...

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Safety at the Wheel

Safety at the Wheel • 07/01/2019

Never let your guard down

How pleasant is the feeling of taking the exit off the freeway that will lead you to a truck stop to enjoy a delicious meal and take a comforting rest after a long and exhausting day of work. This sounds relaxing, right? Well, don’t relax too much, my friend as a large percentage of tractor-t...

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Safety at the Wheel
Prepare your vehicle for the summer heat

The intense heat of summer could cause costly damage to your vehicle if you do not take precaution. We recommend you tak...

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Safety at the Wheel
Tire Safety !Everything Rides On It!

Poor tires are a frequent contributor to truck accidents. Truck tire blowouts often result in loss of control accidents ...

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Safety at the Wheel
Are you on the road with the correct insurance?

Having the privilege of talking daily with many truckers, we discovered that many aren’t well informed about the i...

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Safety at the Wheel
Calling and Texting: Serious Driving Offense

The FMCSA rule restricts the use of all hand-held mobile devices by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as it&rs...

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Sex at the Wheels

Sex at the Wheels • 07/01/2019

Trucker, are you prevented against HPV?

Many truckers fear becoming infected by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a disease that has no cure. But there is a vaccine that can help prevent it. Currently, the spread of this infection through sexual relations has increased a lot, mainly among young people, both men and women. Next, we will share s...

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Sex at the Wheels
Truckers drop and hook their intimate life

There are many myths about the duration of a sexual relationship that make many truckers may think that the sexual act i...

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Sex at the Wheels
Truckers who sleep well, have better sex

Have good sleep habits and sleeping well is key to having better sex. The truckers with problems in their sexual relatio...

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Sex at the Wheels
The constant challenges of intimate hygiene for truckers

It is very important that truck drivers have good hygiene not only in their private parts, but throughout their body. It...

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Sex at the Wheels
8 reasons to make love frequently

When the trucker stops having sex regularly his whole body notices it. The health benefits obtained from this act of int...

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Taxes at the Wheel

Taxes at the Wheel • 07/01/2019

IRS: How an Offer in Compromise works

One of the debts that most affects your emotional and economic tranquillity is the debt with the Internal Revenue Service. There is currently a large percentage of taxpayers who have this problem, but there is a class of taxpayers who have been increasingly difficult to comply with the IRS, the truc...

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Taxes at the Wheel
Hey trucker! Retirement and the social security tax

For a long time in my profession I have witnessed sad stories from truck driver friends, that when they reach 65 years o...

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Taxes at the Wheel
The pros and cons of Corporations and Partnerships (LLC)

I want to thank my usual readers and those who occasionally read this column that we offer monthly through El Trailero M...

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Taxes at the Wheel
When are the 2019 taxes due?

The 2019 tax season will be interesting since there are a significant amount of changes in the law imposed from 2018. Th...

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Taxes at the Wheel
TRUCKERS, HAVE YOU ALREADY CHOSEN YOUR TAX PREPARER?

It is time to prepare your tax report and, therefore, a visit to our accountant to ask for suggestions on how to run our...

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The Nosey Trucker

The Nosey Trucker • 01/01/2019

The sexy Kourtney Kardashian in the cover of GQ Mexico

The mom of three looks hotter than ever. The proof of that are her photos in the Mexican edition of the magazine GQ and her behind the scenes pictures that she posted on Instagram. The results of the photo shoot, in addition to Kourtney`s photos, are pictures full of lust, where she posed in a very...

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The Nosey Trucker
Beach day for Jasmine Sander

Terrence J`s girlfriend, who will join Swimsuit 2019 rookie class of Sport Illustrated, chose a red and very tiny swimsu...

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The Nosey Trucker
Prison time for leaking Jennifer Lawrence naked photos

The man who, in 2014, made public photos of the actress without clothes, George Garofano, was found guilty about his hac...

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The Nosey Trucker
The Dirty Fantasy of Kanye West

The rapper made public a new track named “XTCY” where he revealed trough some verses a confession, his sick ...

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The Nosey Trucker
Kendall Jenner and her super hot selfie

Once again the model seduced her followers in her social networks; this time she posted a photo of her in a very sexy po...

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Transport & Technology

Transport & Technology • 06/01/2019

PRECO Electronics helps monitor truck blind spots

PreView Side Defender®II is able now to monitor and identify VRU (vulnerable road users) and ignore unmoving objects, in addition to its blind lane change warning function. Features that favors the decrease lane change collisions and incidents in congested urban environments. PRECO’s sys...

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Transport & Technology
Monitoring tire pressure and ELD straight

The company Blue Ink Technology enhanced their BIT ELD system by adding a feature to monitor and report the inflation st...

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Transport & Technology
All-Electric Volvo truck will be ready for the market in 2020

The company plans to begin the demonstrations of the vehicle in California during 2019. Then, in 2020 they will start wi...

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Transport & Technology
New Intelligent System to Monitor Trailers

Peterson presented a new and revolutionary monitoring system for trucks and trailers at the Technology and Maintenance C...

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Transportation Today

Transportation Today • 07/01/2019

Do you know how to distribute your shipment load?

A question many of us don’t know how to answer, despite the many years working in transportation. Problems arise very often with the weight of the load, such as being stopped on a scale for the corresponding inspection. If we knew that we are overweight and had the option to move the axles, b...

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Transportation Today
Load Connex: The Solution to your Transportation Business

The transportation industry is constantly evolving through the inclusion of technology, which aims to facilitate work, r...

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Transportation Today
Does holding a shipment have consequences for the carrier?

Most of the time, carriers don’t know what rights they have or what legal measures they could take. What are the r...

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Transportation Today
Good news for diabetic truck drivers

Thanks to a new FMCSA rule, which came into effect last November, diabetic drivers can reduce the waiting times regardin...

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Transportation Today
Watch out! Don’t lend your DOT permits

Many truckers who worked using permits from a company they were leasing from, followed my advice, bought a 53′ tra...

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Truckers Health

Truckers Health • 07/01/2019

Does the stress of the road make you anxious?

The routine of a truck driver can be very stressful as many may end up feeling frustrated, angry and even anxious. The anxious person can develop emotional symptoms such as: • Nervousness • Fear • Sexual problems • Suspicious • Difficulty to sleep • Lack of concen...

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Truckers Health
Do allergy symptoms affect you while you drive?

Operating a truck while you are non-stop sneezing, because of an allergy, is something that any trucker wants to avoid, ...

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Truckers Health
Truckers, say goodbye to the swollen legs

Driving all day and loading/unloading a truck are among the physical tasks of a truck driver’s job and can take a ...

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Truckers Health
Trucker: Do you know the signs of a heart attack?

Your body is able to give you different warnings that you might suffer a heart attack and it is advisable to know how to...

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Truckers Health
Does your anxiety have no control over food ?

Truckers probably don’t know the impulses that lead them to eat with exaggeration. Demanding schedules, road stres...

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Legal Topics

Legal Topics • 12/01/2017

New Regulations Threatens Owner-Operators

Through the FMCSA, the federal government proposes to implement new regulations in the United States cargo transportation industry. The main purpose of these regulations is safety on streets and highways, but also adversely affects the ability of the industry, especially the owner-operators and smal...

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Legal Topics
Electronic Books and Inspections: Changes in the Procedure

Dear trucker friends, I am informing you about the changes that will be happening during the DOT inspections with the i...

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Legal Topics
What You Should Know about the Electronic Logbooks Mandate

Dear trucker friends, as mentioned in the previous article, there will only be a few months left before the law that ma...

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Legal Topics
The Supreme Court will decide if the Electronic Log Books violate trucker`s privacy

Time is running out for the FMCSA mandate that will require the use of electronic log books for all trucks of the model ...

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