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California says good-bye to Owner-Operators as of 2020

The new contractor law in California listed as A.B. 5, will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. This may change future activity of owner-operators that lives or operates frequently in the State, since they will be obligated to work for a carrier or become an owner operator with authority to continue their work. This change will probably affect the decision of motor carriers to lease owners-operator licenses, which will obviously decrease the job opportunities for those drivers in the state, making it harder for them to continue working. Thanks to A.B. 5, the ABC test could be applied to figure out if a worker is a contractor or an employee, which means that employers cannot hire anymore people that execute the same work as the company itself. This means that carriers will not be able to continue using the traditional independent contractor agreement for leasing owners-operator vehicles and themselves to transport cargo. However not only will owner-operators be affected by the new law, but also nurses, dog walkers, construction workers and Lyft and Uber drivers....

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Owner-Operators fight against 4 laws that could change their lives

OOIDA partnered with associations, cooperatives, distributor...

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CDL skill set could change

That change will occur if FMSCA`s proposed rule is adopted. ...

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Mechanical Tips

Mechanical Tips • 11/01/2019

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 through bolt. The quality of these Japanese valves does not need an adapter to be installed. The valve has a 360-degree rotation which helps increase its protection. Obstructions ar...

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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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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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Safety at the Wheel

Safety at the Wheel • 11/01/2019

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 of the vehicle decreases and there is poor visibility. It becomes very unpredictable and risky what may happen on the road with other drivers because of the weather. For that rea...

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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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Safety at the Wheel
Stop the clock: Changes are coming to Service Hours

The DOT has officially announced the proposed changes to federal service hours regulations. These changes would allow dr...

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Safety at the Wheel
Defensive driving: A great driving strategy

As you know, the work of truck drivers is categorized as one of the most dangerous and stressful jobs that exist; It als...

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Safety at the Wheel
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 m...

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Sex at the Wheels

Sex at the Wheels • 11/01/2019

Truckers vs. Sexual hygiene

It is very important that truck drivers establish a detailed hygienic routine after they have sex. This measure will help avoid getting or spreading both sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections. It is recommended that the trucker adopt a series of precautions and hygienic practic...

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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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Sex at the Wheels
Look out! The symptoms of an STD can still harm any trucker

That`s right, truckers` friends. Do not assume that the symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease appear and are eviden...

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Sex at the Wheels
Don`t go to the road with an inflamed prostate

Truckers friends, if you fear to be infertile or suffer from sexual impotence, then take care of your prostate, because ...

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Sex at the Wheels
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 t...

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Taxes at the Wheel

Taxes at the Wheel • 11/01/2019

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 in the federal building in Los Angeles. It was the day where many truck drivers were fighting against the IRS for the appeal that they should be recognized as employees. Finally, t...

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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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Taxes at the Wheel
Ten Terrible Errors, Beware of the IRS

Dealing with the IRS is an area full of dangerous traps. You usually discover your fatal mistake when it`s too late. Be...

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Taxes at the Wheel
12 reasons to prepare your federal tax report

Many people wonder what the minimum amount is owed or the maximum age one must have to whether or not prepare their tax ...

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Taxes at the Wheel
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 Servic...

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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 • 09/03/2019

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 of drivers already registered on their system, has enhanced their optional feature Smart Dashcam on the company’s mobile platform. The newest 4 features of KeepTruckin&rsq...

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Transport & 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 & 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 • 10/01/2019

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 (contract) before signing it. If you have any questions or do not understand any information that appears in the document, it is best to ask an expert for help and talk with the comp...

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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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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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Truckers Health

Truckers Health • 11/01/2019

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, but holding urine for so long can be very harmful to their health. Urinating helps the truck driver`s body to work properly, as it is responsible for eliminating toxins from its bo...

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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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Truckers Health
Truckers face the heat that hits the road

Temperatures during the summer are very high and being exposed to them can bring consequences to the body of any truck d...

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Truckers Health
Truckers get intoxicated by stored food

Summer heat forces truck drivers to increase their care in relation to their trucks, routines, clothing, body and food. ...

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Truckers Health
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 a...

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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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