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

Mar
21,
2018
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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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Unjustly Underpaid: Why Paying Truckers By The Mile Needs To Stop

Feb
22,
2018
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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
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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
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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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RWIT brings trucking advocacy and education to GATS

Jul
26,
2017
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MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine M. Gobbo 561-463-0777, Kristine@spectrum-pr.com REAL Women in Trucking to Bring Advocacy, Education to the Great American Trucking Show                                                                                                     LAKE WORTH, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – REAL Women in Trucking, Inc. (RWIT) will participate in its … Continue reading

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

Jul
12,
2017
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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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Truckers are their own “lobbyists”

May
17,
2017
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One of the biggest challenges for truck driver advocates is the ability to have their voices heard effectively, reaching those in power who can make the changes they so urgently need. Most of the time there are opposing groups within … Continue reading

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The more unpaid hours you work, the less valued you are

Oct
28,
2016
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We have been enduring a Driver shortage for 30yrs now that I am aware of. We have also seen 100% turnover rates for as long as I can remember! Could it be that the Drivers shortage is a profitable business … Continue reading

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The overreach of Regulatory Power- How far can it go?

Oct
22,
2016
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One of the biggest concerns for most Americans is the size and power of government,specifically the “regulatory arm” of the Federal bureaucracy. Truckers know this all too well. Many times, in the name of “safety,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety … Continue reading

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Truck Parking Coalition proceeds to focus on parking crisis

Sep
21,
2016
6

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

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