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ATA counting on driver apathy to get Anti-Trucker bill passed

Mar
14,
2017
3

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
1

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 … Continue reading

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

Jan
9,
2017
5

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

Is ATA honoring pledge to the Truck Parking Coalition?

Oct
11,
2016
1

 Is the ATA honoring their pledge to the National Truck Parking Coalition?  It seems like yesterday that DOT released their Truck Parking Survey. The Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey and Comparative Assessment was conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) … Continue reading

Is the ATA the voice for truck drivers?

Feb
24,
2016
4

There has recently been a strong divide going on within the trucking industry, one that could forever change the future for professional CDL truck driver wages. The ATA insists they are looking out for truckers as they attempt to convince … Continue reading

Truth behind trucker wage theft and FAA bill Section 611

Feb
18,
2016
4

Trucking management/American Trucking Assoc., an organization that claims to speak for the American Trucking Industry that does not have one truck driver member and furthermore claims a membership of about 36,000 members. Many of these members are manufacturing OEMs, distributors, … Continue reading

ATA urges TIC to include provision in AIRR Act keeping trucker wages low

Feb
10,
2016
9

There they go again! It seems large motor carriers will do just about anything not to be accountable for paying significantly low truck driver wages,  then taking measures to assure these low wages can not be overruled! All this, while … Continue reading

How to Ensure Fair Trucker Wages in the 2015 Transportation Bill

Nov
19,
2015
4

In Early November, The House passed their 325 billion dollar long term Transportation Bill. Within the bill were items of concern for drivers, including the Denham Amendment, which would prove, if passed, to negatively affect driver wages. The amendment was … Continue reading

Defining the Truck Driver Shortage and the “Qualified Driver”

Oct
13,
2015
9

The Truck Driver Shortage- Part 1 Defining the Qualified Truck Driver In the recent ATA press release, addressing the continuous “driver shortage” plaguing the trucking industry, their analysis states that the shortage has grown to nearly 48,00 and could increase … Continue reading

Empty Seats: A Trucker Strike of a Different Kind

Oct
21,
2014
3

The infamous truck driver shortage has been a continual news story for at least the past two to three decades as noted in this article from February of 1990: Driver Shortage Spurs Company Incentive Plans. This particular article from nearly … Continue reading

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