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Recent crash test demo and GAO study strengthens Underride debate

Apr
24,
2019
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The General Accounting Office (GAO) confirmed in their most recent report, claims what MANY have been saying for 50 years regarding truck underride fatalities. “There are many and they are under reported.” The March 26 Crash test Event in D.C. … Continue reading

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FMCSA controversy and the flip flop dilemma

Apr
4,
2019
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation that regulates the U.S. trucking industry and is  the lead government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles … Continue reading

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In spite of losing in Courts and Congress FMCSA grants ATA petition

Feb
12,
2019
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After years of losing in courts and losing in Congress, on September 24th, the ATA made a last attempt to petition the FMCSA to preempt the California labor laws applying federal Hours of Service regulations. On December 21st, the FMCSA … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer as ATA reaches out to Independent drivers

Nov
1,
2018
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Is a new Independent Trucker program about to be unveiled by the ATA ?  According to American Trucking Association President Chris Spear, the ATA will be announcing the formation of the Independent Contractor Ambassadors Program, a program which appears to … Continue reading

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ATA seeks FMCSA approval to Preempt state laws which protect trucker wages

Oct
11,
2018
2

With the help of thousands of truckers and supporters calling their lawmakers, determined members of Congress standing up and fighting for drivers, once again  the Denham Amendment has been defeated and failed to make it in the Final FAA bill … Continue reading

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Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill BUT it’s not over- ATA sends petition to FMCSA

Sep
29,
2018
3

Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill but it’s not over- ATA sends petition to DOT Petition from American Trucking Associations sent to FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez on Sept. 24, 2018, regarding meal and rest break requirements. Docket ID: FMCSA-2018-030  Make … Continue reading

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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues

Sep
12,
2018
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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues 1) Advanced Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS 2) The Denham Amendment in the FAA Reauthorization bill If you ask truckers what is your focus right now and what are your priorities to … Continue reading

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Watch out everyone-The brotherhood of trucking is back

Jul
27,
2018
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How many years have veteran drivers been asking the same questions: Where has the brotherhood of trucking gone? WILL TRUCKERS EVER UNITE? It appears the moment for Brotherhood and Unity is approaching. This October 4-6, truckers will be coming together … Continue reading

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James Lamb settled with FTC and Pays nothing except his own legal fees

Apr
17,
2018
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James Lamb settled with FTC and Pays nothing except his own legal fees It all started in October of 2016  when the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) convinced a Federal Judge into believing that a 15 year old small … Continue reading

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Does Rest bill modify HOS to relieve drivers or allow them to now work a 17 hour day?

Apr
5,
2018
2

In a recent Press Release_ Babin Introduces Legislation to Improve Hours-of-Service Regulations,  U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36), attempts to relieve truckers from the negative effects of the ELD mandate which went into enforcement mode on April 1st. The ELD mandate … Continue reading

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