Groups


Group Basics

  • Members: 22
  • Category: Women at Work
  • Type: public
  • Date Founded:
  • Group Owner:


ACCOUNT CLOSED
CLOSED


Join this group!

Recent Activity

    No activity since your last visit





Description

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE GROUP. YOU MAY HAVE BEEN A TRUCK DRIVER FOR YRS. OR YOU MAY BE NEW TO THE INDUSTRY. MAYBE YOU ARE NOT A DRIVER AT ALL. THIS GROUP WAS CREATED TO ENCOURAGE OTHER FEMALE DRIVERS CAUSE WHEN YOU FIRST COME INTO THE INDUSTRY IT MAYBE A LITTLE SCARY SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN POST EXPERIENCES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN OUR YRS. OF DRIVING THAT CAN BE A HELP TO NEW FEMALE DRIVERS JUST STARTING OUT. CAUSE OUR MALE COUNTER PARTS ARE NOT ALWAYS SO HELPFUL. SO PLEASE COME IN HAVE A SEAT GET COMFORTABLE, HAVE A DRINK BUT PLEASE NOT SMOKING AND SHARE A STORY THAT MAYBE A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT THAT SOMEONE ELSE COULD USE AND ONCE AGAIN WELCOME


Forum Topic Posts Topic Creator Last Post
WHO IS THE BETTER DRIVER
2
ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • May 14, 2007 by:
  • CLOSED


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • August 31, 2009 by:
  • CLOSED


Aisle19 that lets you shop from over 600 stores
1
rushings


rushings


Rushing Travel Agent
1
rushings


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • May 22, 2009 by:
  • CLOSED


STRIKE!!!!!!!
1
ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • March 31, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • June 10, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


Before You hire on Wih Another Carrier
1
ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • April 21, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • April 21, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


DID THE PROTEST ACCOMPLISH MUCH
1
ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • April 05, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • April 06, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


YOU ARE SOME STRONG BEAUTIFUL SISTAS!!!!
3
virgodv1


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • March 27, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


Does race make a difference being a woman trucker?
3
ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • December 30, 2007 by:
  • CLOSED


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • March 20, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


What is your likes and dislikes about being a bus driver?
0
ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • February 05, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


ACCOUNT CLOSED
  • February 05, 2008 by:
  • CLOSED


View all topics


Group Photos (11)


Announcements (12)
ACCOUNT CLOSED

CLOSED

To all my brotha and sista truck drivers and other commercial drivers, let's join "The Trucker's Forum" and The Trucker's Report. The Trucker's Report is a proud member of OOIDA.

The only way things are to change is if we actually do something instead of just talking. We absolutely must have the motoring public's support in achieving these goals. We intend to show through our forum that the way to change things is not more stupid laws and regulations but rather to hold the shippers/receivers and trucking companies to account for their transgressions.

The trucking industry is basically a slave industry with truckers working on the average over 70 hours per week. Many of which are not paid while sitting in shipper's parking lots sometimes 8 hours or more after specified load time (a whole workday for average Americans!) . Truckers are not paid overtime as others. Yet the Democrats and others, who say they are for the working man, turn a blind eye to this because there is a lot of money involved and a lot of it shows up in their coffers at election time !

Of course, most of the companies listed here have investors and the investors do care how a company is run and managed. This directly relates to the trucking industry and the safety of all of us who use America's roads.

We will use polls to root out the most egregious companies and let the investors and the motoring public know.

The supply chain, and management of it, directly relates to the company's profit as well. If a company doesn't know how to get their products onto the truck for distribution in a timely, efficient manner then one surely must ask, "how well is that company managed?". Investors investing thousands, if not millions, of dollars in a company need this information to do what? MAKE MONEY $$$.

This is the way in which we aim to change some things... We will let the money talk. We will let the people talk (people whose lives are in danger every day driving by that tired trucker). Truckers are only a symptom of the problem. The heart of the problem lies with the shipping companies and trucking companies. That's not to say, of course, that truck drivers are perfect little angels themselves even in the best of circumstances.



ACCOUNT CLOSED

CLOSED

7/18/08

Tuscaloosa police are looking for a couple of hi-jackers. Early Thursday morning, two armed men assaulted a delivery driver, tied him up and stole the truck.
The surveillance video shows car investigators say belongs to the suspects driving up to the building about an hour before the the crime. Captain Phil Simpson says the early morning robbery and hijacking of a delivery truck happened at a business near the intersection Greensboro Avenue and 25th Street in Tuscaloosa. "It was a significant amount. It was a very expensive shipment that was taken," he says of the theft.



ACCOUNT CLOSED

CLOSED

Dated June 13th,

Truckers strike worldwide



Thousands of lorry drivers around the world are on strike in protest at rising fuel prices. Protests are taking place in Spain, Malaysia, South Korea and the UK. In Argentina food retailers have warned of shortages due to disruption caused by truckers. This report from Jane Warr:

Listen to the story
In Spain, about 75,000 lorry drivers have been on strike since Sunday night and more than 70 have been arrested. The Spanish government has promised zero tolerance for any violence by the drivers, following a series of incidents which included an attack on a trucker who broke the strike. That attack left him with 25% burns to his body.
In Malaysia, security has been stepped up in the capital Kuala Lumpur for a rally the opposition hopes will bring more than 20,000 people onto the streets. Oil prices have risen by about 40% since the start of the year to an all-time high of more than a $139.

Truck drivers are also on strike in South Korea, affecting operations at major ports. They're demanding cuts in energy costs or an increase in transport fees as a result of a more than 30% increase in the price of diesel since the beginning of the year.

In Britain, fuel supplies to around 900 Shell petrol stations across the country stopped early on Friday because of a strike by tanker drivers employed by two haulage companies. The drivers have also set up picket lines outside a number of oil terminals.

And in Argentina, truck drivers are protesting against a protest. They say demonstrations by farmers are preventing them from working. The farmers have been blocking roads for the past three months in a dispute with the government over export taxes.