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


InfoGraphic explains how upcoming Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF drivers do not take action

Say NO to Additional Federal Law to Preempt State Labor Laws.
Call the Government Switchboard 202-224-3121

The #1 priority for Trucking Associations, such as the ATA, is to assert Federal Authority ( such as the F4A preemption), to ensure drivers are not paid for all time working.
They plan on doing this by over riding Supreme Court decisions and states rights by appealing ( lobbying) to Congress in order to Preempt State Labor Laws using Federal Authority.    ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power

Should this legislation pass, it would ensure that drivers will be paid only for the miles they drive and none of the 30-40 hr/week they do in addition to driving.

Trucking industry lobbyists have stated that they plan to target the new Republican control in Washington, D.C., to pass legislation which would preempt State Labor laws. These state labor laws pay truckers for work and breaks in addition to their driving time.

American Trucking Associations and the Western States Trucking Association, both of whom have said legislation to assert federal authority over break and pay laws for truckers is a top-level agenda item in the coming years. “This actually is our No. 1 priority,” says Western States’ head of government affairs Joe Rajkovacz. Read more

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Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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One Response to Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF no action is taken. - Post a Comment

  1. Allen Smith

    Share the video- Share the #Infographic- Create a video- Write an article- Just get the word out.
    If drivers don’t understand the impact, they won’t take action.

    Here’s the links so far to share_


    InfoGraphic-STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk

    Video 1 #TruckDrriverWages : Say “No” to additional Federal Law to Preempt State Labor Laws #ELD #HOS #Detention

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

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

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