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NATSO opposes allowing truckers to be fed at rest areas

Apr
9,
2020
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Two days ago we wrote about how on April 3rd the FHWA is now allowing food trucks to operate in Rest Areas. The FHWA course of action was taken because of the National Emergency which was put in place on … Continue reading

Food Trucks in Rest Areas for CDL drivers during Covid19 National Emergency

Apr
6,
2020
2

Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers. It’s a well known fact for truckers is that commercialization of Rest Areas is not allowed on the Federal Highway Interstate … Continue reading

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

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

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

Feb
12,
2019
1

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

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

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

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

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

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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