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ATA seeks FMCSA approval to Preempt state laws which protect trucker wages

Oct
11,
2018
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With the help of thousands of truckers and supporters calling their lawmakers, determined members of Congress standing up and fighting for drivers, once again  the Denham Amendment has been defeated and failed to make it in the Final FAA bill … Continue reading

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Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill BUT it’s not over- ATA sends petition to FMCSA

Sep
29,
2018
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Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill but it’s not over- ATA sends petition to DOT Petition from American Trucking Associations sent to FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez on Sept. 24, 2018, regarding meal and rest break requirements. Docket ID: FMCSA-2018-030  Make … Continue reading

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Taking the Xypper Challenge-Increasing the bottom line for Owner Operators

Sep
12,
2018
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Why should Owner Operators take the Xypper Challenge? Efficiency and Higher Profits is the Goal of Xypper for Owner Operators Xypper’s mission is ultimately to help Owner Operators as much as possible and not flood them with” just another system … Continue reading

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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues

Sep
12,
2018
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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues 1) Advanced Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS 2) The Denham Amendment in the FAA Reauthorization bill If you ask truckers what is your focus right now and what are your priorities to … Continue reading

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The big connection: driver shortage, ELD’s, and trucker wages

Jul
22,
2018
5

I’m  tired of hearing the term  “driver shortage”! I’ve been listening to this now for 3 decades or more and frankly, myself and just about every other veteran driver, knows that the driver shortage has been just a way to … Continue reading

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House bill offers truckers long sought exemption and relief from ELD mandate

May
29,
2018
1

ELD exemption in House bill 5948- The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 – could be the ELD relief truckers have been seeking Truck drivers are in the midst of 2 of the most heated and pivotal … Continue reading

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The War on Truckers, States’ Rights, and American wages

May
17,
2018
1

The war on Truckers, States’ rights, and American wages. The Federal Authority Provision Preempting States’ Rights to Control Wages is Wrong. Today it’s TRUCKERS, tomorrow it could be YOU! The American Trucking Association (ATA) has lobbied furiously to create Federal … Continue reading

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Drivers unite as two year battle against truckers reaches Senate

May
15,
2018
1

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States rules that the Federal Government has no right to tell states they can’t engage in sports betting. States have rights. The ATA however has lobbied hard for the Denham and Fischer amendments … Continue reading

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Truckers claim small victory for Denham Amendment House vote as they continue their fight on to the Senate

Apr
27,
2018
2

Truckers claim small victory for Denham Amendment House vote as they continue their fight on to the Senate. The fight continues towards one of the most heated debates in trucking, the addition of the anti-trucker wage amendment known as the … Continue reading

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ATA’s Myths and Facts about Denham Amendment Busted

Apr
26,
2018
5

There is a PDF from the ATA going around the internet and being mailed/emailed out to those within the trucking industry. The PDF and emails sent, are what the ATA considers “Myths and Facts” regarding the Denham Amendment in H.R.4 … Continue reading

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