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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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April 23, 2018 is D-Day for Truckers

Apr
22,
2018
34

                “Truckers Lose Rights to Additional Wages” This could soon be the headline read by millions of truck drivers across the country as the Denham Amendment moves to the floor next week, as … Continue reading

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Denham Amendment against truckers slipped in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill at 11th hour

Apr
19,
2018
10

Drivers, we have 5 days to defeat the latest and 6th attempt by the ATA, who are determined to change Federal existing law (Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994), by way of the Denham Amendment, into new law, negatively … Continue reading

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Federal Preemption update against Trucker Wages -The fight to be paid for all time

Apr
10,
2018
4

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That seems to be the motto of the ATA and others in the trucking industry when it comes to Federal Preemption of States Rights in order for them to be able … Continue reading

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Does Rest bill modify HOS to relieve drivers or allow them to now work a 17 hour day?

Apr
5,
2018
2

In a recent Press Release_ Babin Introduces Legislation to Improve Hours-of-Service Regulations,  U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36), attempts to relieve truckers from the negative effects of the ELD mandate which went into enforcement mode on April 1st. The ELD mandate … Continue reading

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

Mar
21,
2018
4

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
1

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
3

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
6

It is the ELD mandate, if combined with the “anti-trucker wage provisions” known as the #DenhamAmendment in both the FAA and THUD bills, which would take away our freedom and permanently limit driver wages. Combine ELD mandate with Denham Amendment … Continue reading

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