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Virginia Rest Area Closings – More to the Story?

Apr
26,
2009
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It has come to my attention that a driving force behind Virginia’s goal to close the rest areas could actually have something to do with the plans of building a railroad transportation yard on U.S. Route 11 in Elliston, VA.  … Continue reading

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NAFTA and the Effects on U.S. Trucking

Apr
23,
2009
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Since 2000, corporations have shipped more than 525,000 white-collar jobs overseas, and many estimates report that up to 14 million middle-class jobs will have been exported out of America by the year 2010. Many high-tech jobs are and have been … Continue reading

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Truckers Not Welcome in Greenwich, Connecticut

Apr
20,
2009
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Residents of Greenwich, Connecticut continue their fight to prevent truckers from parking along I-95 and other various places.  Weeks after the state DOT placed 26 signs along a 1.5 mile-long stretch of I-95 from the New York state line to … Continue reading

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Family of Murdered Truck Driver Seeks Safety Bill

Apr
18,
2009
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Truck Driver Jason Rivenburg was murdered while resting at an abandoned South Carolina gas station March 5th, 2009. Jason chose the abandoned lot because of the shortage of safe truck parking, which has been an issue for drivers for  many … Continue reading

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VDOT Official Addresses Truck Drivers Concerns

Apr
16,
2009
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Jeffrey Caldwell, Chief of Communitions for VDOT, gave an hour of his time this evening on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio, to discuss the situation in the State of Virginia, concerning the closings of 25 of the 41 rest … Continue reading

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VDOT Special Guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE”

Apr
15,
2009
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This evening, April 15th, 2009 at 7 PM EST, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio show welcomes special guest, Jeffrey Caldwell,  Chief of Communications for the Virginia DOT.  Mr. Caldwell will give as much of his time as possible to … Continue reading

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HR 45 Bill to House Targets Gun Control

Apr
15,
2009
10

Sally Baptiste just informed me about a little known Bill that just recently made it to the House of Representatives that is nothing more than an attempt at doing away with our 2nd Amendment Right:  Gun Ownership. The HR 45 … Continue reading

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Transportation Activist Fights to End Florida Toll Roads

Apr
2,
2009
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Sally Baptiste is taking her constant battle against the use of toll roads one step higher.  Below is an email I received from her explaining her plans and what you can do to help: “Attention Central Florida Taxpayers” I recently … Continue reading

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Truckers United: A True Brotherhood

Apr
1,
2009
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For those who have been following, you know that there has been a tremendous amount of discussion regarding the hours of service rules and the laws of the State of Virginia in regards to truck drivers and the lack of … Continue reading

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U.S. Report Warns Truckers on Border Violence

Mar
30,
2009
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The Highway Information Sharing Analysis Center, funded by the Department of Homeland Security, issued an advisory on Friday warning “drivers and trucking companies that they could be exposed to violence from Mexico’s drug wars.”   The warning stated, “Truck drivers carry … Continue reading

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