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Category Archives: Truck Stops

Truck Stop Tiger Video Not Seen on CNN

Nov
13,
2010
19

The recent CNN report on Tony the truck stop Tiger which aired on November, 12th, 2010 on the program, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, allowed comments from Michael Sandlin, owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisianna which were … Continue reading

Tony “The Truck Stop” Tiger Revisited

Oct
28,
2010
35

I recently had the opportunity to visit the famous Tony the Tiger, the 10 year old Siberian/Bengal tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.  Having last seen him about six years ago, I was curious to observe … Continue reading

Link between Human Trafficking, CDL Training, and Jason’s Law

Oct
5,
2010
2

by Donna Smith Recently the awareness for human trafficking within truck stops has been a serious topic of discussion, and truckers are being educated and made aware in order to help combat the problem. The human trafficking industry is a … Continue reading

The Crusade for Jason’s Law and Safe Truck Parking Continues

Sep
28,
2010
2

“More Safe Truck Parking” is what you will be hearing on Wednesday Sept 29th, the 3rd National Call in Day for the support of Jason’s Law in both the House as HR 2156 and Senate as  S971 Wednesday,  supporters of … Continue reading

Congressional Bills Aimed at Human Trafficking

Sep
24,
2010
0

A bill that would grant funds to state and local initiatives that would combat human trafficking and support survivors of trafficking was introduced to the Senate on December 22nd, 2009.  The senate bill, S. 2925 was reported by the Committee … Continue reading

Truckers Optimistic for Jasons Law bill through Senate Committee

Sep
21,
2010
1

Today we spoke again with the office of ranking minority member James Inhofe of the Environment and Public Works Committee. This has been where S971 has been for over a year, since first presented by NY Senator Charles Schumer, waiting … Continue reading

Truck Drivers More Aware of Human Trafficking Crisis

Sep
19,
2010
0

With the endless work of such organizations as the Chapter 61 Ministries and Truckers Against Trafficking, truck drivers are becoming more aware and alert about the human trafficking crisis in America.  As related in our previous post, One Phone Call … Continue reading

Grass Roots Movement for Jasons Law Opens Senate Committee Doors

Sep
16,
2010
2

Yesterday, September 15th, marked a day that all Jason’s Law supporters can celebrate, but the momentum to achieve victory for the bills HR 2156 and S971 to become law must continue. Jason’s Law, if passed, will secure more adequate and … Continue reading

Jasons Law Gathers Momentum as September 15th Call-In Approaches

Sep
13,
2010
0

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, establishes the 2nd Washington DC Call-in date, requesting support from the House and the Senate for Jason’s Law: HR 2156 and S971 Momentum has gathered as Hope Rivenburg, widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg,  plans her … Continue reading

Truckers Unite for 2nd National Call in Day for Jason’s Law

Sep
8,
2010
1

Mark your calendar for the 2nd National Call in Day, September 15th, requesting support for Jason’s Law and safe truck parking. For over 10 years the shortage of truck parking has been addressed many times, including confirmed studies presented by … Continue reading

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