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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

Federal Preemption update against Trucker Wages -The fight to be paid for all time

Apr
10,
2018
4

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That seems to be the motto of the ATA and others in the trucking industry when it comes to Federal Preemption of States Rights in order for them to be able … Continue reading

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

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

Mar
21,
2018
4

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

Underride Guard Mandate: A Counterargument to Industry Opposition

Mar
5,
2018
4

By: Allen Smith The STOP Underrides Act is a proposed bill to: “reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused  by underride crashes, to improve motor carrier and passenger motor vehicle safety, and for other purposes.” Read more “Unknown … Continue reading

Unknown facts about underride crashes and prevention

Mar
2,
2018
10

In order to address the decades long issue of underride crashes between semi trucks and other motor vehicles, on 12-12-17 U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) & Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Stop Underrides Act, S. 2219 legislation. Shortly after, U.S. … Continue reading

ATTENTION Truckers: Tell Congress to Remove Section 134 of the House T-HUD Appropriations bill in the final spending package

Feb
27,
2018
2

The ATA is at it again!  Numerous attempts have been made to slip in at the 11th hour, legislation imposing Federal regulations over State Rights which protect trucker wages. Voting will take place prior to March 23rd. If passed, this … Continue reading

Does commercializing rest areas lead to more or less parking spaces?

Feb
21,
2018
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Does commercializing rest area parking lead to more or less parking spaces? When I first saw the NATSO study,(National Association of Truck Stop Owners)  Rest Area Commercialization and Truck Parking Capacity: 2018 Update,  I had to shake my head in … Continue reading

Knowing the facts: How truckers, carriers and fleets are affected by Tax Reform bill

Jan
18,
2018
1

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

ELD trucker protest heading to D.C.

Oct
2,
2017
3

As part of the ongoing fight against the December enforcement of the ELD mandate ( electronic logging devise), there is expected to be large numbers of drivers heading for the ELD Trucker protest to Washington D.C. scheduled for Oct 3rd … Continue reading

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