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How to Ensure Fair Trucker Wages in the 2015 Transportation Bill

Nov
19,
2015
10

In Early November, The House passed their 325 billion dollar long term Transportation Bill. Within the bill were items of concern for drivers, including the Denham Amendment, which would prove, if passed, to negatively affect driver wages. The amendment was … Continue reading

SBTC Challenges the NRA to Stand Up for Truckers’ Gun Rights

Oct
28,
2015
2

  Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB)October 26, 2015 SBTC Challenges the NRA to Stand Up for Truckers’ Gun Rights Small Business in Transportation Coalition Challenges the National Rifle Association to Protect and Promote Truckers’ Gun Rights The Chairman of the Small … Continue reading

Jason’s Law – USDOT truck parking survey leads to pledge & National Coalition on Truck Parking

Aug
24,
2015
4

USDOT ‘Jason’s Law’ Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs In 2009 Hope Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the  truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing more … Continue reading

Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

Freedom Drivers Project Impacts Human Trafficking Crisis

Apr
23,
2015
0

With yesterday’s passing of bill S. 178, known as The Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act of 2015, American society has taken one step closer to fighting such atrocities against humanity. Unanimously passing in the Senate by a vote … Continue reading

FMCSA Denies AIPBA’s Request for Property Broker Bond Exemption

Mar
31,
2015
1

  FMCSA Denies AIPBA’s Request for Property Broker Bond Exemption in Wake of Nearly 10,000 Businesses Being Forced Out-of-Business; Two Federal Lawsuits Now Move Forward The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents (“AIPBA”) announced today that the Federal Motor … Continue reading

Can Texas Solve Its Road Accident Problem with Gas Taxes and Registration Fees?

Mar
16,
2015
0

by Eric Halsey What truckers have known for a long time is becoming increasingly clear to the rest of the country: US roads are in dangerously bad shape.The World Economic Forum has responded by pushing the US from 5th to … Continue reading

Trucker victory for Obstruction of Justice “Right to Sleep” court case

Feb
25,
2015
5

Yesterday was a victorious day for fellow truck driver and friend Kenny Capell when he found out that his “Obstruction of Justice” case was dismissed.  Kenny immediately called to share the good news with us here at AskTheTrucker and  also … Continue reading

Truck parking crisis exposed

Jan
29,
2015
2

                  When the general public thinks of ‘truckers’, they many times will associate these men and women driving down the highways as those who are deliberately driving as many hours  as they … Continue reading

Costs of ELD mandate addressed by Pivot Technology Resources

Jan
20,
2015
3

It is no longer a question as to “if” the mandatory use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) is coming to the trucking industry, but a matter of “when.” The exact final rule date for the FMCSA Electronic On-Board Recorders rule … Continue reading

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