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Annual Trucking Expo Rolls Through Memphis: Connecting Emerging Leaders To The Best In The Trucking Industry

(Memphis, Tenn) The Memphis 3rd Annual Trucking Expo, presented by The National Association For Minority Truckers, will showcase innovative, cutting-edge products in trucking and shed light on services that make the trucking industry the most powerful in logistics. Exhibitors, business owners, and individuals will be able to connect and exchange knowledge and ideas regarding industry standards, regulations, and compliance.

The 3rd Annual Trucking Expo will roll through Memphis, the nation’s number one logistics hub, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10:00am-5:00pm at The Agricenter International located at 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event aims to be both educational and entertaining. The show’s MC will be Tim Brady, retired owner/operator now trucking journalist for top trucking magazines (Fleet Owner, American Trucker, Road King). Brady can also be heard on The Lockridge Report – SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio Channel 106, and is a partner in Write Up The Road Publishing and CEO of truckersu.com.

Educational seminars including topics on fuel savings, commercial insurance, truckers in technology and more will be held throughout the day. For those seeking employment, a career & job fair with recruiters from hiring companies, colleges and trade schools will be held. Truck drivers will have an opportunity to pose questions and concerns to industry experts during the Truckers’ Forum and representatives from the healthcare industry will be available with information and services at the Healthy Truckers Pavilion. As an added bonus, Don & Pam of “Roadcookin” (roadcookin.com) will provide LIVE cooking demonstrations to encourage healthy eating while on the road.

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Bill Would Make it Easier for Veterans to Get CDL

Legislation could soon ease the process for former military troops to obtain their commercial driver’s licenses when they leave the service and are back home looking for work as commercial drivers.

The bill, which passed the Senate during its legislative wrap-up, builds on efforts from earlier in the year to help service members obtain their CDLs. The Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012 (S. 2634) now awaits action in the House of Representatives. Read more about jobs for veterans here.

Under current law, states are only able to issue CDLs to persons who are legal residents in the state. Since many military personnel often receive their vehicle training in locations other than their homes of record, including their duty stations, the current law makes it difficult for them to obtain a CDL before leaving military service.

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