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TravelCenters of America to use Truckers Against Trafficking Training Materials

May
23,
2011
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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TravelCenters of America to use Truckers Against Trafficking Training Materials Marietta, PA, May 19, 2011 — Chapter 61 Ministries, in cooperation with a key trucking industry participant, TravelCenters of America (TA), is expanding its educational … Continue reading

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Truck Stop Tiger Wins Freedom

May
13,
2011
10

After 10 years of life in a cage, Tony the truck stop tiger has won his freedom.  The Siberian Bengal tiger has spent his entire life at the infamous Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisianna surrounded by diesel fumes … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry Unites as Jason’s Law is Re-introduced

May
12,
2011
5

Yesterday,  May 11th, 2011 was a victory and display of “Trucking Unity” in Washington D. C.  as supporters gathered for the official announcement of the re-introducing of Jason’s Law H.R. 1803 Joined together  at a press conference with Congressman Paul … Continue reading

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Suggestions due by April 13th for Surface Transportation Bill-Reauthorization

Apr
5,
2011
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Today we spoke to the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, one of the subcommittees within the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.   The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over our nation’s highway, transit and highway safety programs, as well as the policy that governs how … Continue reading

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FBI Issues Plea to Truckers

Mar
24,
2011
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Truckers Against Trafficking has completed a training video and it is now available on DVD at no charge.  This is a first of its kind DVD ever developed for training purposes on human trafficking which details how truck drivers, trucking … Continue reading

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Jason’s Law- A tribute to Jason and Hope Rivenburg

Mar
6,
2011
1

March 5, 2009 is the 2 year observance of the murder of Jason Rivenburg, a truck driver from Fultonham, NY who parked in an abandoned gas station in South Carolina, waiting to make his early morning next day delivery. Jason … Continue reading

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Commercializing Rest Areas for Safer Truck Parking

Jan
27,
2011
2

By Andy Warcaba Safety, Comfort and Convenience – Future of Interstate Rest Areas There is a national funding crisis in our Nation that is making it extremely difficult for state transportation professionals to meet the maintenance and safety needs of … Continue reading

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How to Stay Safe at Truck Stops

Dec
13,
2010
2

By Jim McCormack Driving a truck as a profession can be fraught with peril, and many times it comes in the form of accidents caused by fatigue or poor preparation.  Even the most seasoned of drivers can fall prey to … Continue reading

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Press Conference for New York State Rest Area Closing

Nov
16,
2010
3

A press conference has been scheduled by NY state Senator James Seward for Wednesday November 17th at 10 AM at the Worcester Rest Area: Located on I-88 between exits 18 and 19 (Ostego County) in order to discuss the seriousness … Continue reading

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Attracting Qualified Truck Drivers for Trucking Industry

Nov
15,
2010
1

The trucking industry is changing and that means for the drivers as well.  With a higher standard reaching out across the industry through the CSA, certain trucking companies are finding themselves in a much different position than ever before.  No … Continue reading

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