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AB5 is paralyzed by judge. For now

The so called AB5 law, which is intended to identify whether a worker is a company employee or independent contractor, won’t be applied to the case of trucking in California. This action was thanks to a decision by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. The AB5 law that found objectors in different sectors since the it took effect on January 1. On January 8, State Judge William Highberger ruled against it. The judge’s decision was made during the California Cartage Co. case which was about the suspected misclassification of truckers. That means that AB5 was preempted by an act of Congress regarding the truckers’ case. There is also a federal case against California’s AB5 law which was granted on December 31. This was temporary restraining order to avoid the compliance of the law regarding motor carriers. Both cases can evolve in a positive way for objectors of the law but this battle is not over yet. Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), affirmed that their legal team are checking and verifying rulings and lawsuits related to this topic. This is considered to be the beginning of a long legal challenge. The process to put the law in effect was chaotic and rushed as lawmakers didn’t consider all the repercussion and mitigating implicated....

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Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Why was this program created?

The aim of FMCSA`s Commercial Driver`s License Drug and Alco...

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New trends for the trucking sector coming this 2020

As the new year was approaching, predictions for the truckin...

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Mechanical Tips

Mechanical Tips • 02/01/2020

New Technologies will save you lots of money on good maintenance

All fleets companies are already familiar with these devices and now everybody in the sector is looking for more ways to extract more from them, in addition to just complying with ELD mandate. By using ELDs, companies can see direct benefits to their business, such as: - Reducing fuel costs There...

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Mechanical Tips
Save lots of money by doing the oil change yourself

Thanks to Fumoto SX-Series Engine Oil Drain valve. Which it`s built and composed by the oil flow control body and the th...

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Mechanical Tips
How important are hub caps and seals?

Every trucker knows how important it is that their trucks’ hub assembly has enough oil for its function. We will e...

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Mechanical Tips
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...

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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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Safety at the Wheel

Safety at the Wheel • 02/01/2020

Cargo Insurance - Full coverage?

It sounds impressive and it seems that we are shielded to any type of claim related to cargo. But be careful as this doesn’t work like you’d expect. Most cargo insurance protects approved goods that are in transit, from the moment they leave the shipper`s warehouse until they reach the r...

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Safety at the Wheel
A seatbelt “click” to secure your life

Some experienced commercial drivers have the wrong idea that their experience will allow them to drive with great skill ...

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Safety at the Wheel
Be careful when driving to new destinations

One of the most interesting and enjoyable parts of our work, while also dangerous, is when we receive orders to deliver ...

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Safety at the Wheel
Beware of black ice and snow on the road!

Driving in bad weather, especially snow or ice is very dangerous. It requires more time and space to brake; the traction...

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Safety at the Wheel
Accident season with deer and elk

We want to annually remind you about the beginning of October to December season. During this time of year, the presence...

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Sex at the Wheels

Sex at the Wheels • 02/01/2020

Zero tolerance for macho truckers

Under no circumstances should sexist behaviors be accepted by truckers, whether on the road, truck stop, restaurant, or public restrooms. And you should never accept macho behavior in relation to sex, when the truck driver only thinks of his own pleasure during sexual intercourse, no matter what ste...

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Sex at the Wheels
The necessary care for truckers with herpes

If the truck driver unfortunately gets a disease that will remain in their body throughout their life, such as genital h...

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Sex at the Wheels
Truckers that have sex away from home

Truckers work hard and spending a lot of time on the road can lead to some big mistakes. They end up surrendering to the...

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Sex at the Wheels
Truckers vs. Sexual hygiene

It is very important that truck drivers establish a detailed hygienic routine after they have sex. This measure will hel...

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Sex at the Wheels
For a trucker, talking about sex is taboo

The idea that truck drivers do not discuss their sexual needs with their partners is more common than it seems. They may...

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Taxes at the Wheel

Taxes at the Wheel • 02/01/2020

March 15 - Tax date for Corporations and LLC

I have a complete mess of papers with diesel and repair receipts. The confusion is such that I don`t know where to start. Every day that passes the date to prepare corporation taxes approaches and I`m so confused, which causes me an acute stress. I don’t know if I requested an extension of tim...

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Taxes at the Wheel
2020: New Year and New Obligations for Truck Drivers

The cycle is over, and we are now starting a new one. First, I want to wish you a profitable new year and hope that all ...

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Taxes at the Wheel
C Corporation, S Corporation or LLC, which is more convenient?

March 15, the date of filing my corporation`s tax returns. I’ve always been an independent owner and this is my fi...

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Taxes at the Wheel
AB 5 threatens the existence of Owner-Operators in California

One morning in September 1998; a group of truckers were together at the entrance of the ninth circuit federal courtroom ...

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Taxes at the Wheel
Do you owe to the IRS? Solve your situation with an offer

Settle or pay your taxes back for a fraction of what you owe: Not everything that is said on the radio or television is ...

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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 and Technology

Transport and Technology • 12/01/2019

The new electric transmissions for trucks

The transportation industry is completely captivated by electrification technology for CMVs, especially on Allison Transmission’s technology, which has been manufacturing electric transmissions since 2003. We are going to share some information about why you should consider this technology for...

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Transport and Technology
Tech Features Providing Fleets with more Safety

KeepTruckin, a fleet management platform that the ELD application is their mainstay and that has more than has a million...

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Transport and Technology
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...

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Transport and 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 and 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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Transportation Today

Transportation Today • 01/01/2020

How will the AB 5 affect your business?

California truckers face a new law that will restrict how and when a transportation company can hire an owner-operator. This law is generating great confusion for many California truckers who up until now still work as independents. Do all truckers really know how the AB-5 works? We will share info...

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Transportation Today
Don`t sign a Lease Agreement if you don`t fully understand it!

Truckers friends, it is extremely important to understand all the points and clauses that appear in a lease agreement (c...

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Transportation Today
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 v...

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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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Truckers Health

Truckers Health • 02/01/2020

Truck driver`s irregular dreaming and its consequences

Thanks to their activities and work routine, a truck driver’s dream is affected, as well as their daily tasks. These changes and alterations in the biological clock of the trucker are known for disorders of the circadian rhythm. Basically, it is when the truck drivers decide to go to rest and ...

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Truckers Health
Truckers may suffer from nephritic colic

That pain is so intense. You feel it in the lumbar region, at the same height where the kidneys are located. Nephrotic C...

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Truckers Health
Do truck drivers with low self-esteem perform their job correctly?

Many truckers do not pay attention to their emotional problems nor are they able to identify them. These problems come t...

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Truckers Health
Attention! Stop your truck and urinate

We know that truckers are forced to spend a great period of time sitting driving without stopping not even to urinate, b...

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Truckers Health
You choose, live healthy or keep eating junk

Poor and inadequate nutrition can put the mental health of truckers at risk, since they often end up eating fast food on...

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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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