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The War on Truckers, States’ Rights, and American wages

May
17,
2018
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The war on Truckers, States’ rights, and American wages. The Federal Authority Provision Preempting States’ Rights to Control Wages is Wrong. Today it’s TRUCKERS, tomorrow it could be YOU! The American Trucking Association (ATA) has lobbied furiously to create Federal … Continue reading

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Truckers claim small victory for Denham Amendment House vote as they continue their fight on to the Senate

Apr
27,
2018
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Truckers claim small victory for Denham Amendment House vote as they continue their fight on to the Senate. The fight continues towards one of the most heated debates in trucking, the addition of the anti-trucker wage amendment known as the … Continue reading

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ATA’s Myths and Facts about Denham Amendment Busted

Apr
26,
2018
4

There is a PDF from the ATA going around the internet and being mailed/emailed out to those within the trucking industry. The PDF and emails sent, are what the ATA considers “Myths and Facts” regarding the Denham Amendment in H.R.4 … Continue reading

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ATA attacks truck drivers advocates for spreading truth about Denham Amendment

Apr
25,
2018
2

  ATA claims that the Truth About Trucking Network (includes AskTheTrucker) is sharing propaganda about the Denham Amendment and states that it is the ATA who is telling drivers the truth. Do you believe that drivers? We were notified by … Continue reading

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Denham Amendment against truckers slipped in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill at 11th hour

Apr
19,
2018
7

Drivers, we have 5 days to defeat the latest and 6th attempt by the ATA, who are determined to change Federal existing law (Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994), by way of the Denham Amendment, into new law, negatively … 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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Unjustly Underpaid: Why Paying Truckers By The Mile Needs To Stop

Feb
22,
2018
3

Unjustly Underpaid: Why Paying Truckers By The Mile Needs To Stop by Steven Gursten   In 1938 the United States Government initiated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which granted almost every American a basic minimum hourly wage. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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Knowing the facts: How truckers, carriers and fleets are affected by Tax Reform bill

Jan
18,
2018
1

The long awaited tax reform H.R.1 was finally passed December 2017, but how will this affect the trucking industry? Knowing the facts: How truckers, carriers and fleets are affected by Tax Reform bill Because of the new Tax Reform bill, … Continue reading

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How ELD mandate combined with Anti-Trucker wage provisions leads to wage reduction

Sep
18,
2017
5

It is the ELD mandate combined with the anti-trucker wage provisions in the FAA and THUD bills which are taking away our freedom and stunting driver wages. Combine that with logging all your waiting time and non driving tasks as … Continue reading

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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
2

More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers? Dr. Michael Belzer, an economist, recently told me that if Drivers wages increased 20%, the price of goods on the shelf would only increase about one half of 1%. That’s .50 cents … Continue reading

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