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Dangers and Repercussions of Heavier and Larger Trucks

Sep
21,
2015
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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

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

Aug
24,
2015
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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

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Dispatch Services: Legit, Misguided or Fraudulent?

May
6,
2015
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) recently issued a decision in the matter of an application (Docket Number: FMCSA-2013-0513) for a categorical exemption from the minimum property broker and surface freight forwarder financial security requirements imposed by the Moving … Continue reading

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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

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Truckers Role in FMCSA Driver Training Advisory Committee

Dec
11,
2014
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Establishing a nationalized standard for entry-level driver training, which more specifically would include on-road training has been an ongoing issue within the trucking industry for nearly 30 years. With the signing of MAP-21 in July of 2012, the highway bill … Continue reading

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Examiner.com: Murdered Trucker Story Not Newsworthy

Jul
9,
2014
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Examiner.com, an online news network serving over 20 million monthly readers across the world, apparently considers the recent murder of truck driver, Michael Boeglin as “Not Newsworthy.” As a writer for the Examiner since May 7, 2010, my most recent … Continue reading

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