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Category Archives: Politics

Driver Fatigue Prevention Act Ignores Truckers Overtime Pay

Dec
28,
2011
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On December 12th, 2011 Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced to congress, bill S.1977, known as the Driver Fatigue Prevention Act. The purpose of the bill is to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that over-the-road bus drivers … Continue reading

New Trucking Hours of Service Rule Take Effect July 1, 2013

Dec
23,
2011
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The FMCSA issued their final ruling for the new hours of service rules which largely will take effect on July 1, 2013.  There are some provisions, such as changes in the definitions of egregious violations and on-duty time, which will take … Continue reading

Truckers’ Presence Being Felt by FMCSA

Dec
8,
2011
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  Fred Schaffner EOBR Comments to MCSAC subcommittee 12-5-11 Click to listen to these powerful Comments On Monday December 5, 2011 Fred Schaffner addressed the FMCSA advisory commitee, MCSAC, regarding EOBRS. Fred has been a friend, colleague, and driver advocate, … Continue reading

FMCSA Truck Crash Fatality Statistics Lack Serious Data

Dec
4,
2011
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Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, released information during her testimony on the pending truck driver hours of service (HOS) reforms before a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011. As part … Continue reading

Pilot Flying J Supports Truckers Against Trafficking

Nov
7,
2011
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          Nov. 7, 2011 For further information, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Christ Moxley Carmichael (865) 544-0088 PILOT FLYING J SUPPORTS TRUCKERS AGAINST TRAFFICKING  In an effort to help raise awareness about human trafficking along America’s … Continue reading

Jasons Law included in Senate version of the Transportation Bill

Nov
7,
2011
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Jasons Law has been added to the Re-authoriztion of the  Senate Transportation Bill-MAP 21 ( moving ahead for progress in the 21st Century ) We received a call this morning from an elated Hope Rivenburg, informing us that Jasons Law … Continue reading

Trucker Voices Heard at First Annual Convention

Oct
26,
2011
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  Attendees traveled from twenty eight U.S. states and two countries to participate in the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention. Drivers and industry professionals from Canada and Norway took part in the first-of-its-kind event, visiting with attendees from … Continue reading

Another driver advocate pleas for truckers to raise their voices

Oct
2,
2011
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Have you noticed?  There’s something in the air….drivers are talking…but they’re not just talking, they’re discussing and sharing opinions, thoughts, and ideas about the challenges that they are continually facing. The social media websites are filled with buzz about: more … Continue reading

EEOC Ignores Motor Carrier Retaliation

Sep
29,
2011
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Established on July 2nd, 1965, The EEOC is an independent federal law enforcement agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination, including retaliation against employees by their employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states: “The law forbids retaliation when it comes … Continue reading

Bloomberg BusinessWeek to Cover Truck Driver Convention

Sep
22,
2011
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As truck drivers face stricter regulations within the industry, more drivers are considering turning away from a professional truck driving career. From the CSA, anti-idling laws, proposed ban on cell phone use, low wages, future HOS rule changes and the … Continue reading

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