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Truckers have questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jan
31,
2016
1

“If you could ask one question to the 2016 Presidential Candidates concerning the future of the trucking industry and your career as a professional driver what would it be? Continue reading

DOT Announcement- Plans to gather info on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Oct
21,
2015
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On October 1, 2015 the US Department of Transportation published its Monthly Report of Significant Rulemaking. In that report, DOT published an announcement that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were planning to … Continue reading

Dangers and Repercussions of Heavier and Larger Trucks

Sep
21,
2015
1

The US Department of Transportation advised Congress not to change the current truck weight and size laws as the agency lacks much needed data to make clear assessments of the impact of any alterations. The Under Secretary of transportation, Peter … Continue reading

Jason’s Law – USDOT truck parking survey leads to pledge & National Coalition on Truck Parking

Aug
24,
2015
4

USDOT ‘Jason’s Law’ Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs In 2009 Hope Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the  truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing more … Continue reading

Hope Rivenburg to speak on Jason’s Law at ITEA Conference

Jan
3,
2015
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Hope Rivenburg, crusader of Jason’s Law, will be one of the guest speakers at the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association (ITEA) Conference in Glen Ellyn, Illinois on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015. The conference will be held at the College of DuPage, … Continue reading

What the General Public needs to know about Highway Safety, Truck Driver Fatigue, and Truck parking

Aug
2,
2014
14

  Jasons Law for Improved Highway Safety: Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue Addressing Truck Driver Fatigue caused by insufficient truck parking, not allowing drivers to comply with Hours of Service Federal Regulations, therefore preventing them to receive rest after driving 11 … Continue reading

Respecting the Sanctity of Sleep- Introducing the “COMMUNITY-ORIENTED” APPROACH

Jul
22,
2014
2

  By James Lamb As a former New York Department of Transportation (DOT) Motor Carrier Investigator who used to perform Federal Level Three Driver Inspections throughout New York State, I am astonished to hear stories of how local law enforcement … Continue reading

Many sides of truckings’ mandatory detention pay dispute

Jun
2,
2014
6

  Lack of Detention Time Pay is nothing new, it’s been happening for years, so why all the talk now? Drivers are becoming fed up with a lot of things going on; Too many regulations and proposed rules, high fuel … Continue reading

Rule Targeting Truck Fuel Efficiency Stifles Innovation

Feb
21,
2014
0

  President Obama’s order for the DOT and EPA to develop and issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by March 2015 to increase Fuel Efficiency standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions standards also calls for technological innovations and alternate fuels. Is … Continue reading

National Truck Parking Survey

May
14,
2013
4

A National Truck Parking Survey headed by the original crusader for Jason’s Law, Hope Rivenburg, is underway, measuring and interpreting data collected from Professional Truck Drivers regarding the availability of Safe Truck Parking. The results of this study will be … Continue reading

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