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Category Archives: ELD

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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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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ELD trucker protest heading to D.C.

Oct
2,
2017
1

As part of the ongoing fight against the December enforcement of the ELD mandate ( electronic logging devise), there is expected to be large numbers of drivers heading for the ELD Trucker protest to Washington D.C. scheduled for Oct 3rd … 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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ELD mandate leads to driver protest

Jul
1,
2017
3

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 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

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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
2

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

Jan
9,
2017
12

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

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Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
6

In an effort to address the truck parking crisis, the Federal Highway Administration created the National Coalition on Truck Parking consisting of industry stakeholders.  Four events were scheduled to discuss the problems. As we approach the final meeting of 2016, … Continue reading

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