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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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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
3

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
1

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
6

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
7

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
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

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Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation

May
23,
2016
2

Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation           If drivers do not want Speed Limiters on heavy trucks from becoming another law, then they will need to do something. As professional truck drivers, we are aware of how … Continue reading

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To Repair or to Replace: When Commercial Vehicles Break Down

May
20,
2016
1

To Repair or to Replace: When Commercial Vehicles Break Down   A truck in your fleet has started billowing more black smoke than usual, or the lifting arm on your excavator just doesn’t lift like it used to. The time … Continue reading

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ELD’s DO NOT prevent truckers from working more than 70 hrs/wk

May
17,
2016
2

  ELD’s DO NOT keep truckers from working more that 70 hours/week Has the General Public and Safety Advocacy Groups been Duped? THE BIG LIE: ELD’s keep drivers from working more that 70 hours/week and thus have the ability to … Continue reading

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