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Category Archives: Regulations

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

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.                           We have reason to believe The American Trucking Association is counting on drivers to focus … Continue reading

Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF no action is taken

Jan
19,
2017
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InfoGraphic explains how upcoming Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF drivers and government officials do not take action… VOTE NO on anti-trucker provision to be introduced in THUD or Infrastructure bill of 2017. Drivers! Call your Reps and … Continue reading

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

Jan
9,
2017
6

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

The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers

Nov
23,
2016
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 The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers- Concerning Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate Drivers     Driver Wages continue to be attacked-  Provisions to overturn state laws designed to protect truckers began to first appear in … Continue reading

The overreach of Regulatory Power- How far can it go?

Oct
22,
2016
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One of the biggest concerns for most Americans is the size and power of government,specifically the “regulatory arm” of the Federal bureaucracy. Truckers know this all too well. Many times, in the name of “safety,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety … Continue reading

Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
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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

Why New York Chiropractors can’t perform DOT medical exams

Jun
16,
2016
3

Chiropractors in New York were NEVER permitted to perform DOT Physicals. Why NY Chiropractors Can’t Perform DOT Physical Exams There is a lot of talk and a lot of angry sentiment surrounding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) decertification … Continue reading

Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation

May
23,
2016
2

Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation           If drivers do not want Speed Limiters on heavy trucks from becoming another law, then they will need to do something. As professional truck drivers, we are aware of how … Continue reading

ELD’s DO NOT prevent truckers from working more than 70 hrs/wk

May
17,
2016
2

  ELD’s DO NOT keep truckers from working more that 70 hours/week Has the General Public and Safety Advocacy Groups been Duped? THE BIG LIE: ELD’s keep drivers from working more that 70 hours/week and thus have the ability to … Continue reading

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