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Category Archives: Driver Wages

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits

Jul
12,
2017
1

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits I can’t express the seriousness of 2 bills which are in the process of being voted on in the next few days, and the effects that will … Continue reading

ELD mandate leads to driver protest

Jul
1,
2017
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As time gets closer to the ELD mandate taking effect, the conversations and debates about the rule are becoming more intense.  What is it about this rule which has created such intense outpouring of rage, opinion, and defiance?  And what … Continue reading

Truckers call reps to REMOVE FAA bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments

Jun
30,
2017
5

                          URGENT!! TIME TO CALL NOW. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS TO STOP THIS!! 202-224-3121 Tell your Reps to SAY NO to FAA reauthorization bill’s Anti Trucker … Continue reading

Truckers are their own “lobbyists”

May
17,
2017
1

One of the biggest challenges for truck driver advocates is the ability to have their voices heard effectively, reaching those in power who can make the changes they so urgently need. Most of the time there are opposing groups within … Continue reading

More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers? Dr. Michael Belzer, an economist, recently told me that if Drivers wages increased 20%, the price of goods on the shelf would only increase about one half of 1%. That’s .50 cents … Continue reading

ATA counting on driver apathy to get Anti-Trucker bill passed

Mar
14,
2017
5

URGENT:   STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk!! STATES RIGHTS at RISK. UPDATED– 7-17-17   The “anti-trucker” wage language spoken of in this article has been now been introduced in the FAA Reauthoriztion bill and the THUD bill. They will be … Continue reading

Judge grants class certification against C.R. England Student-Truck Lease Lawsuit

Feb
14,
2017
1

For many years I’ve been writing and warning new drivers not to be lured by company truck Lease Purchase programs.  Most veteran drivers know that  carrier Lease Agreements are meant for the company to be profitable and the driver to … Continue reading

Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF no action is taken

Jan
19,
2017
3

InfoGraphic explains how upcoming Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF drivers and government officials do not take action… VOTE NO on anti-trucker provision to be introduced in THUD or Infrastructure bill of 2017. Drivers! Call your Reps and … Continue reading

ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power

Jan
9,
2017
9

Say No to additional Federal Laws used to preempt  State Labor Laws There are many concerns for drivers in 2017.  According to surveys, both from Overdrive and ATRI, on top of the list are the concerns for ELD and Hours … Continue reading

The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers

Nov
23,
2016
4

 The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers- Concerning Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate Drivers     Driver Wages continue to be attacked-  Provisions to overturn state laws designed to protect truckers began to first appear in … Continue reading

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