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The big connection: driver shortage, ELD’s, and trucker wages

Jul
22,
2018
4

I’m  tired of hearing the term  “driver shortage”! I’ve been listening to this now for 3 decades or more and frankly, myself and just about every other veteran driver, knows that the driver shortage has been just a way to … Continue reading

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April 23, 2018 is D-Day for Truckers

Apr
22,
2018
34

                “Truckers Lose Rights to Additional Wages” This could soon be the headline read by millions of truck drivers across the country as the Denham Amendment moves to the floor next week, as … Continue reading

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Federal Preemption update against Trucker Wages -The fight to be paid for all time

Apr
10,
2018
4

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That seems to be the motto of the ATA and others in the trucking industry when it comes to Federal Preemption of States Rights in order for them to be able … Continue reading

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ATA lobbies for anti-trucker wage provisions in Omnibus Spending bill

Mar
21,
2018
4

The 1.3 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, which  funds the government through the end of fiscal 2018, is scheduled to be voted on Friday March 23rd. Anticipated to be in this bill is the  ATA lobbied anti-trucker wage provision which … Continue reading

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ATTENTION Truckers: Tell Congress to Remove Section 134 of the House T-HUD Appropriations bill in the final spending package

Feb
27,
2018
1

The ATA is at it again!  Numerous attempts have been made to slip in at the 11th hour, legislation imposing Federal regulations over State Rights which protect trucker wages. Voting will take place prior to March 23rd. If passed, this … Continue reading

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Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits

Jul
12,
2017
5

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits I can’t express the seriousness of 2 bills which are in the process of being voted on in the next few days, and the effects that will … Continue reading

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

Mar
14,
2017
5

URGENT:   STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk!! STATES RIGHTS at RISK. UPDATED– 7-17-17   The “anti-trucker” wage language spoken of in this article has been now been introduced in the FAA Reauthoriztion bill and the THUD bill. They will be … Continue reading

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

Jan
19,
2017
3

InfoGraphic explains how upcoming Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF drivers and government officials do not take action… VOTE NO on anti-trucker provision to be introduced in THUD or Infrastructure bill of 2017. Drivers! Call your Reps and … Continue reading

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

Jan
9,
2017
12

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

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The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers

Nov
23,
2016
6

 The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers- Concerning Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate Drivers   Driver Wages continue to be attacked-  Provisions to overturn state laws designed to protect truckers began to first appear in the … Continue reading

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