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Category Archives: Driver Wages

ATA lobbies for anti-trucker wage provisions in Omnibus Spending bill

Mar
21,
2018
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The 1.3 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, which  funds the government through the end of fiscal 2018, is scheduled to be voted on Friday March 23rd. Anticipated to be in this bill is the  ATA lobbied anti-trucker wage provision which … Continue reading

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ATTENTION Truckers: Tell Congress to Remove Section 134 of the House T-HUD Appropriations bill in the final spending package

Feb
27,
2018
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The ATA is at it again!  Numerous attempts have been made to slip in at the 11th hour, legislation imposing Federal regulations over State Rights which protect trucker wages. Voting will take place prior to March 23rd. If passed, this … Continue reading

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Unjustly Underpaid: Why Paying Truckers By The Mile Needs To Stop

Feb
22,
2018
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Unjustly Underpaid: Why Paying Truckers By The Mile Needs To Stop by Steven Gursten   In 1938 the United States Government initiated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which granted almost every American a basic minimum hourly wage. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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How ELD mandate combined with Anti-Trucker wage provisions leads to wage reduction

Sep
18,
2017
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It is the ELD mandate combined with the anti-trucker wage provisions in the FAA and THUD bills which are taking away our freedom and stunting driver wages. Combine that with logging all your waiting time and non driving tasks as … Continue reading

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

Jul
12,
2017
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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

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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

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

Jun
30,
2017
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                          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

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Truckers are their own “lobbyists”

May
17,
2017
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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

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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

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

Mar
14,
2017
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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

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