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Category Archives: Politics

Unknown facts about underride crashes and prevention

Mar
2,
2018
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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

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

Ask-A-Lawyer event comes to GATS

Jul
20,
2017
1

          There’s never been a more controversial time within the trucking industry.  Drivers are frustrated over numerous issues and have endless questions. Many times they have no where to turn to ask for answers to their … Continue reading

Anti-Trucker wage language in 2 bills to ensure cheap labor and high profits

Jul
12,
2017
6

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

Truckers call reps to REMOVE FAA bill’s Anti Trucker wage amendments

Jun
30,
2017
5

                          URGENT!! TIME TO CALL NOW. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS TO STOP THIS!! 202-224-3121 Tell your Reps to SAY NO to FAA reauthorization bill’s Anti Trucker … Continue reading

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

ATA counting on driver apathy to get Anti-Trucker bill passed

Mar
14,
2017
5

URGENT:   STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk!! STATES RIGHTS at RISK. UPDATED– 7-17-17   The “anti-trucker” wage language spoken of in this article has been now been introduced in the FAA Reauthoriztion bill and the THUD bill. They will be … Continue reading

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