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AskTheTrucker “Live” 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for drivers


MARK it DOWN !  Saturday Nov 14th at 6PM ET  AskTheTrucker ‘Live’ Trucking Open Forum

AskTheTrucker ‘Live” Addressing 2 Crucial Trucking Topics for Professional Drivers

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Two Crucial Trucking Topics affecting professional drivers will be discussed Saturday 6PM ET Call in number 347-826-9170

Mikes Law

‘Mikes Law’ and the Right to Carry

  1.  At 6PM ET  ” The importance of ‘Mike’s Law’ and the CDL driver”
    Mike’s Law bill for Americans working in interstate commerce,  protects and promotes the Second and Fourteenth Amendment Rights of Americans working in interstate commerce, allowing them to be able to carry firearms for self protection nationwide. Many Professional drivers carry legally, having their concealed carry permit from their home state.  But many times the issue  comes up where a drivers’ home state carry permit is not acknowledged in another state.   It can be confusing as there are state reciprocity laws, and they are complicated, especially in states such as NY, NJ, and Illinois.  Here is an example of how Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps

    Mike’s Law would  set up an EXTRA, OPTIONAL permitting system that overrides anti-gun states on the basis of Federal power which regulates interstate commerce. So for example, if you work in interstate commerce, and you are traveling through New York and law enforcement asks to see your state permit, you get to say “Aha, I have a Mike’s Law Federal permit” and that trumps their state laws.
    Read ABC News
  2. James Lamb- Chairman of Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC)

    James Lamb- Chairman of Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC)

    SBTC Chairman James Lamb joins us as our first guest. He has asked the NRA to support the SBTC’s proposed bill entitled “Americans Working in Interstate Commerce Protection Act,” (commonly referred to as “Mike’s Law” named after an over-the-road truck driver named Michael Boeglin who was murdered and burned in his truck on June 26, 2014), which calls for the creation of a new business carry firearms permitting program for Americans working across state lines.


2  At 7PM ET  We will discuss the Denham Amendment, an amendment that few truckers are aware of.  The amendment was slipped into the the U.S. House Transportation Bill which cleared Nov 4th.

House of Representatives (2)
The amendment, introduced by Representative Jeff Denham from Turlock, California, has introduced legislation which could substantially reduce the amount truckers are compensated and eliminate their right to take breaks under the laws provided by their state. After  battling in the courts for years (trucking companies) and losing these issues, the trucking industry is now trying to sneak in a provision eliminating your rights in a larger transportation bill in hopes that the provision will go unnoticed.

Read more what the Teamsters had to say about the amendment
“House Moves Multi-Year Transportation Bill Forward, but Concerns for Drivers Remain”
“But as lawmakers in the House and Senate move to conference to work out differences in their bills before funding runs out on Nov. 20, we must insist that lawmakers not eliminate meal and rest break provisions that allow truckers to receive a much-needed respite while going about the rigors of their jobs. They should also remove language which would directly hinder the ability of drivers who are paid on a piece rate basis to receive the full wages they deserve for a hard day’s work.”

Our guest will be  attorney and advocate, Aashish Desai of the Desai Law Firm
Mr Desai represent thousands of truck drivers in wage disputes with their employers. His firm has spent the last several years filing wage and hour class actions against the trucking industry in California. He has reviewed tens of thousands of payroll documents, sat through hundreds of truck driver and industry depositions, and knows the real reason for this amendment to existing law.

DRIVERS: Your urgent action is needed to stop THE DENHAM AMENDMENT from happening!   A decision as to whether or not to include the provision eliminating your rights will be made by November 20, 2015.
now! Contact each representative below and let them know that you do not support the Denham Amendment to the Transportation Bill.

Sam Graves (R-Mo.): (202) 225-7041 Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.);(202) 225-5635
Candice Miller (R-Mich.): (202) 225-2106 Corrine Brown (D-Fla.); (202) 225-0123
Rick Crawford (R-Ark.): (202) 225-4076
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) (202) 225-8885
Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): (202) 225-6511 Elijah Cummings (D-Md.); (202) 225-4741
Blake Farenthold (R-Texas); (202) 225-7742 Rick Larsen (D-Wash.); (202) 225-2605
Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio); (202) 225-6265 Michael Capuano (D-Mass.); (202) 225-5111
Jeff Denham (R-Calif.); (202) 225-4540
Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.); (202) 225- 5256
Reid Ribble (R-Wis.); (202) 225-5665 Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.); (202) 225-5701
Scott Perry (R-Pa.); (202)225-5836 Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.); (202) 225-3265
Rob Woodall (R-Ga.); (202) 225-4272 Albio Sires (D-N.J.) (202) 225-7919
John Katko (R-N.Y.); (202) 225-3701
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) (202) 225-8050
Brian Babin (R-Texas); (202) 225-1555   Cresent Hardy (R-Nev.) (202) 225-9894
Garret Graves (R-La.) (202) 225-3901

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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