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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

Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
5

In an effort to address the truck parking crisis, the Federal Highway Administration created the National Coalition on Truck Parking consisting of industry stakeholders.  Four events were scheduled to discuss the problems. As we approach the final meeting of 2016, … Continue reading

Truck parking crisis exposed

Jan
29,
2015
2

                  When the general public thinks of ‘truckers’, they many times will associate these men and women driving down the highways as those who are deliberately driving as many hours  as they … Continue reading

Trucker Issue Awareness and Mainstream Media

Sep
23,
2014
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There’s a mounting trend in the media regarding the Trucking industry, I‘d like to call it TIA or Trucker Issue Awareness. For years, drivers have attempted to put their issues in front of mainstream media, and it appears that some … Continue reading

SBTC Calls for FMCSA-FHWA Safe Truck Parking Task Force & Guide

Aug
17,
2014
2

There has been once again a growing concern regarding the dangers of Truck Parking Shortages throughout the nation. The recent murder of Michael Boeglin, a trucker parked outside of  shipper ThyssenKrupp’s property, waiting to be loaded, has created many folks from … Continue reading

Funding and Support for Family of Murdered Trucker Continues

Jul
23,
2014
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On June 26th 30 year old OTR trucker Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind. was shot and killed in his truck as he parked at an abandoned building waiting to pick up a load from the nearby ThyssenKrupp steel plant. The … Continue reading

Trucker shooting rekindles plea to officials for more Safe Truck Parking

Jul
14,
2014
16

The infamous Truck Parking Shortage has once again risen its UGLY and Deadly head as yet another trucker is murdered because of inadequate safe truck parking. Insufficient Truck Parking has been a serious problem for decades, confirmed by numerous FMCSA … Continue reading

Truckers Protest NY State Rest Area Closings

Nov
4,
2010
3

An all new familiar trend is going on throughout the United States: States are closing rest areas as a way to reduce their costs, save money and balance their budgets. Unfortunately, cutting budget spending may very well come with a … Continue reading

Grass Roots Movement for Jasons Law Opens Senate Committee Doors

Sep
16,
2010
2

Yesterday, September 15th, marked a day that all Jason’s Law supporters can celebrate, but the momentum to achieve victory for the bills HR 2156 and S971 to become law must continue. Jason’s Law, if passed, will secure more adequate and … Continue reading

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