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Category Archives: Trucking

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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Underride Guard Mandate: A Counterargument to Industry Opposition

Mar
5,
2018
4

By: Allen Smith The STOP Underrides Act is a proposed bill to: “reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused  by underride crashes, to improve motor carrier and passenger motor vehicle safety, and for other purposes.” Read more “Unknown … Continue reading

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Unknown facts about underride crashes and prevention

Mar
2,
2018
10

In order to address the decades long issue of underride crashes between semi trucks and other motor vehicles, on 12-12-17 U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) & Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Stop Underrides Act, S. 2219 legislation. Shortly after, U.S. … 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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Does commercializing rest areas lead to more or less parking spaces?

Feb
21,
2018
0

Does commercializing rest area parking lead to more or less parking spaces? When I first saw the NATSO study,(National Association of Truck Stop Owners)  Rest Area Commercialization and Truck Parking Capacity: 2018 Update,  I had to shake my head in … Continue reading

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Knowing the facts: How truckers, carriers and fleets are affected by Tax Reform bill

Jan
18,
2018
1

The long awaited tax reform H.R.1 was finally passed December 2017, but how will this affect the trucking industry? Knowing the facts: How truckers, carriers and fleets are affected by Tax Reform bill Because of the new Tax Reform bill, … Continue reading

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SBTC files Class Action Lawsuit against Indiana Dept of Revenue

Nov
17,
2017
0

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) is a network of transportation professionals and industry suppliers who seek to promote and protect the small business players in the transportation industry. Many refer to it as a watchdog group for all, … 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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